Friday, November 14, 2014

Review: King's Ride is an entertaining uplifting adventure

Hi everyone. I know I haven't been blogging a lot. I hadn't had a lot to blog about. I did have a birthday this week. Maybe I'll tell you about it later, but for now I've got some reviews to do. First up is Legends of Astarkand: King's Ride.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Picking up where A Shadow on the Land left off, Bjorn Horsa finds himself needing to become the king that Astarkand needs. However not everyone is pleased with the changes. The evil elf Vodan, or Woden as the people of Astarkand call him, knows that if Bjorn is crowned king he will lose all power over the land, and he's determined to not let that happen. There are people in the court who also don't want to see Bjorn become their king, and seek to try to get Olaf's heir Weinolf to take the throne. Will Bjorn be able to unite the people during his ride to Hearthing or will Vodan succeed to keep Astarkand in fear of himself?
This book covers important problems that most people ignore when writing of kings ascending the throne. Not everyone will be thrilled of some stranger from another land becoming their new ruler. Krystine Kercher not only captures the reality of opposition in this novel, but she also shows the power of goodness against the forces of darkness. Also if you enjoy reading about mythical creatures you're in for a treat because here we get to see creatures like elves and mermaids.
An elf casts spells which may frighten some people. People gather peasants into an army which frighten people.
Prayer can be a powerful weapon to ward off the influences of evil. We can find peaceful solutions to problems. We should love our family.

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