Sir Quinlan and the Swords of Valor


Author: Chuck Black

Series: Book #5 in The Knights ofArrethtrae

Genre: Fiction/Children/Christian/Fantasy

Two friends face the Dark Knight’s deadliest scheme, but only one knight has the courage to overcome.

Sir Quinlan leaves his boyhood friend to serve the Prince, fighting a battle darker and more intense than any he’s ever known. The mysterious Sir Baylor recruits him into the ranks of an elite unit of knights known as the Swords of Valor, but when tragedy strikes and everyone blames Quinlan, the Swords of Valor disband, ending a legacy of heroic deeds.

Alone and despairing, Quinlan wanders the kingdom, fleeing his past. His providential encounter with Taras, a mysterious Silent Warrior and former trainer of Valor Knights, offers Quinlan a chance to redeem himself and learn the ways of the secret warriors.

The training is grueling, and just when Quinlan seems to have left his failures behind, he receives an impossible challenge from the Prince—one that will force him to face his past…and the mighty men who blame him for the tragedy that ruined them.

Can Quinlan reunite the Valor Knights in time to save the people from the Dark Knight’s evil plot to rule the Kingdom of Arrethtrae, or will the Valor Knights lose the most important battle of all?
I have to say, I’m not a huge fan of Chuck Black. He is not a very good storyteller, rather he takes a Bible story, gives the characters new names and cool book covers, and sends them back out into the world. Now his books do have some redeeming qualities – sometimes there are imaginative spots, dashes of humor, etc. But they aren’t quite redeeming enough.

The books are good for younger readers, say twelve-ish, but older readers will find themselves wanting ‘more’ of a story.

Book curtosy of Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing.

Ages: 12+

2.5 out of 5 stars

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