The Shadows of King Arthur’s Kingdom
Authors: Donald D. Kennedy III & Alice C. Kennedy
Paperback, 200 pages
Size: 5 x 8
This book is a quick read with large print and plenty of spacing (for the younger kids) and has a Narnia flavor to it with a little bit of modern day twists. The main bulk of the story was written by a twelve year old! Then “touched up” by his mother. It uses quite a few “big words” in hopes of helping to stretch young ones vocabulary.
This is an adventure story with a basic story line of Camelot coming under attack for years by dragons. In the process, one of the King’s daughters is captured by one of the dragons. At the same time there is a young man who has dreamed of being a knight his entire life. He has been trained for battle by a magical lion. He becomes a man as he starts his journey and the land has gone into despair. They fight beasts and face dangers to get to the evil wizard’s castle and eventually…hopefully…defeat him and rescue the princess. (You’ll have to read it for yourself to find out for sure!)
Would I recommend the book to others? Yes! It appeals to the imagination and gets the mind thinking. It defines good and bad very well.
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