I am so happy to be participating in this blog tour for the book, Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court by Chuck Black!
This book is probably considered to be in the Young Adult genre, but my 10-yr-old and I are reading it together and we both love it. The library here has Chuck Black's first series, the Kingdom series, which is also about the knights of Arrethtrae. Dave Jackson calls it "A Pilgrim's Progress for the Xbox generation!"
I'm giving away a copy of Sir Bentley, so if you'd like to be in the drawing, leave a comment.
One reason I'm so happy to be promoting this book on my blog is because the selection of Christian books for middle graders and teens seems really limited--or sub-par. And I really hate to say that, but my daughter just is usually not at all intrigued by the Christian books I've bought her in the past. She's a voracious reader, so I worry that she's going to run out of decent books in the library. I know as she gets older this will be more and more of a problem.
Sir Bentley and Holbrook Court is the second book in the Knights of Arrethtrae series. It's a fantasy/speculative type of book with a definite medieval flair, similar to the Narnia books in that it is sort of a parallel to the Christ story. In the story, Sir Bentley has just been knighted. But he follows his conscience and refuses to kill innocent people just because they follow a man who claims to be the Son of the King. He has to flee his home when he stands up to one of the knights in charge. It's a great adventure as he learns what it means to be a Follower of the Prince. He eventually teams up with a woman who also wants to help the oppressed people of Holbrook.
Every night that I read this to my daughter, after I stop, she always begs me to keep reading--One more page! One more paragraph! One more sentence! She's really enjoying it! I highly recommend it to children and parents. Leave a comment if you'd like to be included in the drawing.
P.S. I was so excited about this book that I forgot to announce a winner of Outlaw Marshall! The winner is ... lisa!!! Congratulations!