Sunday, August 26, 2012
The Orphan King by Sigmund Brouwer--Book Review
The description of the book was very well. I could tell the author did his research of knights and medieval times. The details were great and kept the story going.
However, I felt that the story line and the main character were lacking. I was confused most of the time as to what the actual point of the story was. I didn't understand Thomas' reasons from going out to this terrible place or for so easily trusting three strangers. I also didn't understand how he knew where to go and what to do. Perhaps it's because I have no read any other stories connected with this one. The ending felt too easy for Thomas to get what he wanted. He barely had a struggle, and he figured things out so quick.
I didn't really like Thomas' character. He wasn't consistent. Also, his sudden affection for the girl was a bit cliche. I felt he couldn't possibly be in love with her after knowing her a couple days. In my opinion, the pick-pocketing boy, John, was the best character in the story.
If someone is looking for a light, shorter novel about knights and castles, I'd suggest this. Otherwise, I think only younger aged people would enjoy this book.
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.