October 29, 2013 by Jen Cudmore
Title and Author: The Sword, the Ring, and the Parchment by Ed Dunlop
Short Summary: Josiah, an ordinary kid, was saved and adopted into the royal family. See if you can find out who represents who in God’s rescue plan. Josiah needs to learn to listen and follow the Bible and King Emmanuel. Read on and discover how a boy became a prince and faces obstacles. Sir Faithful, his friend, helps him.
What I liked about the story: I could not put it down except when my mom made me. I like how the story takes place in Medieval times. I love how the characters each represent someone in God’s rescue plan.
What I liked about the writing: I like how the author uses descriptive writing. He explains the setting and people really well.
Review by Miki, age 11
Amazon summary: The first book in the Terrestria Chronices young adult allegory series. Travel back in time to the kingdom of Terrestria, a land where knights and their ladies live in castles and where dragons still roam (occasionally). This is not Narnia; this is not Lord of the Rings. The Terrestria Chronicles were written to honor Christ and be as true to Scripture as possible. Some readers have compared the Terrestria books to The Pilgrim’s Progress, though this series is much more readable, relevant, and action-packed than Bunyan’s classic work. Written for ages ten and up, the Terrestria series is ideal for family devotions, classroom use, or individual enjoyment. Young Josiah lives in the kingdom of Terrestria, the realm of good King Emmanuel. Yet the land is at war. Evil, cruel Argamor wants the throne. And he has loyal followers placed strategically throughout the kingdom. Who will win the battle for Terrestria, and on which side will Josiah find himself? 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.