Quest for the King (Archives of Anthropos #5)
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Quest for the King (Archives of Anthropos #5)

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It was supposed to be a big celebration. John McFarland (uncle to Wesley, Kurt, Lisa and Mary) and his long lost Eleanor were getting married. But a typhoon kept nearly every one of their friends and family from attending the wedding ceremony in Hong Kong. And by the time everyone did arrive for the reception at a downtown hotel, John and Eleanor had disappeared without a...more
Paperback, 319 pages
Published July 17th 1995 by IVP Books
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John White is better known for his Christian life books than for his fantasy stories, which are intentionally in the Narnia mode.

Quest for a King is the fifth of six in the series, and is a parallel story to the nativity and the coming of the Magi. It also can be seen as the equivalent to 'The Magician's nephew'in Narnia.

When the three wise men are philosophers, the enemy is Lord Lunacy and the author's day job is in psychiatry, we might well expect heavy dialogue (some but not too much)and litt...more
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Steve Roach
This book wasn't as good as others in the series. I feel that John White started to take shortcuts. Too many times characters would have life-changing moments "off-screen" - that is, they would go off and come back and describe an experience they had. In previous books White did a pretty good job of showing the actual moments, whereas in this book we are simply told that they happened. Still a good book, but a step down rather than up.
Jennifer Zartman
I love the whole collection of The Archives of Anthropos. This book is a delightful retelling of a very familiar story. I loved meeting Gaal as a baby, and the honest way in which the cast of characters react to some of the experiences that are beyond their understanding. They are a good mirror to our souls. My daughter always wants to read this in December.
Bonnijean Marley
I stayed up very late reading this so it could be returned to the library. Interesting how they went to a different time, but there was no mention of that in the books where the action comes later. Exciting and satisfying conclusion to the series.
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