Format: Trade Paperback
Juvenile Fiction - Action & Adventure
The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer is a tale about noble knights, ancient secrets, mysterious castles, evil conspiracy, love, and the destiny of one young man that will change everything. The short blip on the back of the book speaks of a grand story of adventure, but I found my self sadly disappointed with the story within the covers. The Orphan King felt flat and lacking in real depth. There seemed to be lots of pieces missing from the storyline and at times it left me feeling confused, as if I had missed a whole chapter somewhere. Right from the beginning of the book I felt like I had jumped into a story that had already begun and I had missed the whole back story so I found it hard to really get into the book. I pressed through though and about half way in I was able to get into it and enjoyed the rest of the book. Sigmund Brouwer did a great job developing his characters, I especially liked the knight William, and his overall storyline is good and enjoyable. I think it would make a good bedtime read for any young boy. But if you are looking for a riveting story filled with depth and mystery and edge of your seat adventure, as I thought this book might be, The Orphan King is not your book.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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