MAY 31, 2019
Publisher: Multnomah (May 1, 2006)
Length: 144 pages
Buy on: Amazon
Synopsis (from back of book):
He was doomed to a life of hopelessness and despair.
Then the stranger arrived…
For Cedric of Chessington, every day is the same: full of poverty and despair. And he knows that will never change.
Or so he thinks.
Then a stranger comes to the city. Drawn to the man’s mysterious ways, Cedric discovers the stranger’s humility belies great strength and wisdom. That’s when an astounding truth becomes clear—the stranger is a Master of the Sword, and He is there to train Cedric.
Suddenly propelled into a desperate battle against evil, Cedric must rely on the Master’s training if he is going to survive. But the ultimate battle is yet to come, for the Dark Knight is at work, implementing his plan to take over the kingdom. Will Cedric be ready to stand in the face of pure evil?
Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom; where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition; where good will not bow to evil; and where hope and compassion are as powerful weapons as the sword.
To tell the truth, out of all the books in the Kingdom Series, Kingdom’s Edge is my least favorite. This does not AT ALL mean that I do not like it–I love all of the books–I just did not like it as much as the rest of the books in the series.
Kingdoms’ Edge was full of suspense and unexpected twists, just like all of Chuck Black’s books are. Like each of the Kingdom Series books do–this one told an allegory of the Bible. Kingdom’s Edge was focused on the coming-down-to-earth, and cruicifixion of Christ. I thought the author did a very good job of parralleling the story to that of the Bible, but still adding in his own characters and twists.
In this book, we are introduced to completely new characters as Leinad and Tess’s story is over and completed.
Cedric is the new main character and he plays the character of a young man just finding his way. Unique in this book is that it is the only book where Cedric of Chessington actually tells His story. Cedric always opens each book in the Kingdom series with a brief overview of what has happened, as well as a brief summary of what is going on in the present, to get the reader up to speed with each character.
The other main character is obviously the Prince–who is supposed to parralel Jesus. We were briefly introduced to him in the other two books, as he was the One who the Knights of the Prince lived and died for. However, in this book we get to know the Prince in a more intimate way. We get to find out more about who this Prince is that all the Knights of the Prince dedicate everything to.
I must say that I was bummed that there was not a main girl character (which may be why I did not like this book as much as the others XD). I always love what a girl character adds to a story. Spice and sass–not to mention possible love!
Overall I did enjoy Kingdom’s Edge, and I am not taking off a star just because I did not like it as much as the others because that is just preference–not a legitimate wrong thing about the book.
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