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Tales Of The Kingdom by David R. Mains
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Nov 30, 11

bookshelves: christianity, children, fantasy, faith, short-stories
Read from November 21 to 30, 2011

I stopped short of reading the last couple of stories in this book. It was recommended to me by a co-worker who really enjoyed the series when she was younger. It's a book of tales about Scarboy, later called Hero, who escapes from the Enchanted City into the woods outside, a place called Great Park ruled by the King. There he meets various friends of the King like Mercie, Princess Amanda, and the blue-clothed Rangers.

Although I liked a few of the stories, such as the one about the juggler who was worried that he would get in trouble for hearing a different rhythm inside, I found that overall it was too much allegory for me. In a truly allegorical story, I can't quite seem to appreciate the story for what it is and not try to decipher it in my head as I go along, which is distracting. I can see how the tales might appeal to kids, though.
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