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189 pages
Jul 2006
Cross and Crown

The Sword, The Ring, and The Parchment (Terrestria Chronicles #1)

by Ed Dunlop

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Review:

Living in a despairing land enslaved to a cruel, blacksmith master; chained, beaten, and forced to work beyond his strength; famished, frightened, and hopeless, young Josiah is almost beyond help when a coach emblazoned with the letters G R A C E brings a wondrous King to his rescue and Josiah's marvelous quest begins.

The Sword, The Ring, and The Parchment is full of hair-raising adventure, perilous dangers, and wondrous rescues. With well-researched background of medieval life, including intricate details about castles, and a large cast of olden-time characters, this exciting tale makes exhilarating reading. A Christian fantasy in the style of Pilgrimís Progress (yet presented in todayís modes and words), the reader will be drawn into the story, easily imbibing along the way important lessons about Christian growth: salvation, courage, witness, friendship, standing against peer pressure, Bible study, and prayer. All lessons are clearly explained within the context of the story. An ending glossary helps with any new words.

This series will be well accepted by elementary school age readers. It will also be useful for VBS, Bible classes, youth camp devotions, etc. Each book in The Terrestria Chronicles grows from the last one, expanding on old lessons and adding new ones. The adventures remain enticing, and capture the readerís imagination throughout this whole series. Other titles: The Quest for Seven Castles, The Search for Everyman, The Crown of Kuros, The Dragonís Egg, The Golden Lamps, and The Great War. -- Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Young Josiah is a slave to Argamor, the powerful warlord who has plans to seize the throne from King Emmanuel. When Josiah fails in his attempt to escape slavery, Emmanuel not only sets him free forever, but adopts him into the Royal Family. The book presents an unforgettable picture of our salvation and reminds the reader what a wondrous thing it is to be redeemed.

Alive with fast-paced action in a medieval setting, Book 1 of the Terrestria allegory series encourages the reader to live as a child of the King.