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Kingdom's Hope (Kingdom #2)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  995 ratings  ·  38 reviews
A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible

Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley . But when they forget the king, will Ker
ebook, 160 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Multnomah Books (first published 2002)
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In this book, Leinad's adventure continues as he struggled to free the King's people from the arrogant Lord Fairos. As Leinad tries his hardest to persuade Fairos to let the people go, he also learns that the Dark Knight's forces are at war with the King's Silent Warriors.

I thought that this book was much faster paced than the first. It was fast-paced for much more reasons that the mere fact that it is less than 200 pages. Not only is the plot pace done well, but there is also a nice character d
Mike (the Paladin)
Well, this book may be a bit better than the 3 I'm giving it here. I got the audio book from Audible and it's done..."DRAMATICALLY".

I'm not big on audio books with a cast of multiple readers, mood music throughout, sound effects and so on. A good book and a good narrator make a good read. For me the rest is simply annoying.

This is an overtly "allegorical" book, though not in the sense that say Pilgrims Progress Gift Bk is. That is a picture of the Christian journey through life told within a sy
Anne Hamilton
I still haven't warmed to this series. The problem is that I really like a cogent coherent plot, not just things happening. The big failing of allegory is that the plot is always subservient to the moral of the story.

Leinad has morphed again and now is, by turns, a Moses figure, then a Samuel, Elijah, Daniel and finally a Nehemiah.

And much as I dislike saying it, I find the 'God figure' here - the King of Arrenthtrae - to have fallen victim to one of the oldest issues of an allegorical/fantasy
My Review

The story starts with Lianad riding towards a battle. A lot of the time when this happens, the book doesn't quite pull it off. This one did. And it did it well. As I said before, the action in this book is great. Mr. Black captures the heat of battle and forms it into words greatly. I've always been a fan of a good sword (or lightsaber) battle. Kingdom's Hope has many of them.

If anything, this book expands the characters of the first book even more. There are new characters that make b
Lienad and Tess are two amazing characters. I loved reading how they stand beside the King, no matter who is against them, and never waver in their trust for them. This is my second time through, but each adventure was just as good as the first time.

Love this medieval/fantasy retelling of the Bible!
This truly is an exciting biblical-based fiction book series! It was curious but my sister said she did not like this book quite as much as the first. Myself, I found I enjoyed this one even MORE than the first. So I guess it's a matter of preference. ;)

"Leinad was not a warrior at heart, but he knew that was the necessary evil to fight evil itself. He looked for the pasture of peace that lay beyond the trench of war." (p.125)

I loved how this book opened up right in the middle of the action an
Kingdom's Hope, the second book in the Kingdom Series is a wonderful continuation of the previous book, Kingdom's Dawn and continues in the epic story of Leinad, who represents Moses in this story. It is once again like the first book filled with suspense and that edge-of-your-seat feeling, and plenty of epic battle scenes. This book focuses mainly on the story told in Exodus of Moses and his being the voice for the Lord to Pharaoh to free his slaves and then the 40 years of wandering in the des ...more
I'm not sure how I feel about (view spoiler) I think I can get used to it! I think...!

I love how this story carries on from where the first book left off, riding right into the story of Moses (WHICH WAS AWESOME) and other cool prophets to Nehemiah.~ I wish the King had more scenes though!
Christy Reed
As I said in my review for the first book, I loved the idea. But again, this book felt like it needed some revision, and like there was too much going on for its short length. I wish it had been longer, or divided into two books, so Mr. Black had time to develop the story line.
Once again, Chuck Black does an excellent job. I really enjoyed this book as well; I loved seeing it unfold and retell the Old Testament. It was well-done, and engaging.
Looking forward to the rest in the series!
Sep 17, 2014 Gloria rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People who are learning about the Bible and its characters
This is the second book in the six book series. While I am probably not the target audience, the book again captured my attention and was rather hard to put down.

This book follows Leinad again through his adventures. The author is explicit in the discussion questions and the author's commentary as to the Biblical characters that Leinad and the other characters represent. There is even some romance included in this book, more in the abstract than having the reader experience it. But considering t
More like 2.5 stars. They've almost lost me with the ending. I'll try the 3rd book a little but I'm not sure if I'll continue.
Abigail Rasmussen
This book continues to develop the characters introduced in the first book of the series. The sword battles are intense and believable. Chuck Black does a great job weaving his characters into events that parallel many more Bible stories, yet keeping his own plot unpredictable and captivating.

Truth is defended, evil is fought against, and devotion to the king is honored. This modern classic is bound to encourage and inspire you.
May 11, 2008 Bree rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves fantasy!
Recommended to Bree by: My sister
This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it. It's definately helped me in my walk with God. It's taught me to completely trust in Him and give Him my all. I feel alot like Lienad. This last year it seems as though everything changed. I feel as though I've just opened my eyes to everything. I connected with Lienad. I felt as though I was him. This book has really strengthened my relationship with God.
Bethany Rose
I love this book! Absolutely amazing. Chuck Black has some of the best writing skills ever. But I am so sad that (view spoiler)! I was like totally in love with Leinad...

But I'm still looking forward to reading the rest of the awesome series! :D
This one was way better then the first. However, there were a few things that I didn't like. I found it rediculous that they skipped 6 years right on the spot and I don't like the fact that they didn't say much about Zane until the end. But, I cried at the end when Tess was dying. I literally stood up and started screaming at the book. They're not the best books, but I will keep reading them.
Jul 08, 2013 Angela rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 10+
This second book in the Kingdom series sucked me right in at the beginning. Right away, I was back with Leinad as he battled for King and Code. I loved how Leinad's story was narrated by Cedric, and how the whole series just ties together. I couldn't wait for the next book!
Apr 08, 2010 Meadow rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Midevil time lovers
Recommended to Meadow by: My Dad
Shelves: midieval, fantasy
Leinad and Cendrick are awaiting a savior to rescue them from the what he world has turned into. But time is flying, and no leader has Appeared, even as the dark forces close in.

This was a fun series. I loved reading it and then realizing the alligory with the Bible
Sep 19, 2011 Austin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chuck Black fans
Shelves: knights
Not a bad book at all. I enjoyed this book a lot. My only problem is that I found it to short. That means to much was crammed into a short book. Like one sentence was days to weeks weeks to month and months to a year.Still was a good book.
My daughter finished this in an evening - couldn't put it down once she started! ( : Guess I better get the next one in the series!
This book is so interesting as the first one I finished this book along with Kingdom's Edge and Kingdom's Call .
The Literary Maidens
Madi's Rating: 5 stars

Bethany's Rating: 5 stars. Bethany's Review:
We Loved Loved Loved this book. This is hard to put down so we are getting through the series at a rapid pace.
A lot of symbols in this book...I really like it! I'm going to get David to lend me the next few....
as awesome as the first :D

MAN i wanna get the rest of the series!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good, but slow. My interest wasn't held as some books keep it.
Lilly W.
awesome i loved it when the kings son got killed by the dark king.
I love this book because there is so much action in it!!!!
So good love it. Only took me two days to read.
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Chuck Black spent eight years in the Air Force traveling the world as a communications engineer and an F-16 fighter pilot. Today, Chuck is a product design engineer and has invented or coinvented eleven patented construction products now being sold internationally. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. The Blacks take their fami ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Kingdom (6 books)
  • Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1)
  • Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3)
  • Kingdom's Call (Kingdom, #4)
  • Kingdom's Quest (Kingdom, #5)
  • Kingdom's Reign (Kingdom, #6)
Kingdom's Dawn (Kingdom, #1) Kingdom's Edge (Kingdom, #3) Kingdom's Quest (Kingdom, #5) Kingdom's Call (Kingdom, #4) Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (The Knights of Arrethtrae, #1)

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