Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Chuck Black's Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor ~ Reviewed
Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor #5 Kingdom Series
By: Chuck Black
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
Sir Quinlan leaves his boyhood friend to serve the Prince, fighting a battle darker and more intense than any he's ever known. The mysterious Sir Baylor recruits him into the ranks of an elite unit of knights known as the Swords of Valor, but when tragedy strikes and everyone blames Quinlan, the Swords of Valor disband, ending a legacy of heroic deeds.
Alone and despairing, Quinlan wanders the kingdom, fleeing his past. His providential encounter with Taras, a mysterious Silent Warrior and former trainer of Valor Knights, offers Quinlan a chance to redeem himself and learn the ways of the secret warriors.
The training is grueling, and just when Quinlan seems to have left his failures behind, he receives an impossible challenge from the Prince-one that will force him to face his past.and the mighty men who blame him for the tragedy that ruined them. Can Quinlan reunite the Valor Knights in time to save the people from the Dark Knight's evil plot to rule the Kingdom of Arrethtrae, or will the Valor Knights lose the most important battle of all?
I have been reading Chuck Black's books about the Kingdom of Arrethtrae since my friend introduced me to them 4 years ago. From his first six books The Kingdom Series to his more recent series The Knight's of Arrethtrae. With every new book he writes I ask myself how he can write so many books about these knights and not encounter repetition in his books. And every time I am even more impressed with Black's ability to keep his stories interesting. Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor is a riveting story of a small, insignificant young man who is shaken out of his day to day life by the mysterious and elusive truth that he is so eager to discover. But what he finds will change him forever. I have loved and enjoyed Black's books since the first day I started reading them, and this one is by far my favorite. 5 out of 5. The King Reigns! And His Son! Bravo, Mr. Black.
Reviewed by: Reid A. Teen Reviewer