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Tales of the Resistance

(Tales of the Kingdom #2)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  501 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Twelve incidents in the Resistance against the Enchanter, in which residents of the Enchanted City are rescued by the King or his followers as they strive for the Restoration of the Kingdom.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Chariot Victor Publishing
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Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mom, jacob, ellie
Read during morning time...krb 7/17
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ellie, jacob, mom
Reading for our summer morning time...krb 6/27/17

Absolutely wonderful to see the spark of recognition in my children's eyes when reading this allegorical tale. Looking forward to reading the final book in this trilogy...krb 7/19/17
Dec 04, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Love love love it, must read it to your kids over and over.
Cheyenne Langevelde
Beautiful—if brief—sequel to Tales of the Kingdom. Loved getting to see the resistance grow in the place of the Enchanter and the allegories of facing your fears and trusting the King, who knows every orphan's name, resounded deeply. ...more
In this sequel to the beloved allegory "Tales of the Kingdom," our main character, Hero, is leaving the safety of Great Park to follow the King to the dark world of Enchanted City. It is almost time for the restoration of the kingdom, and there is work to do preparing the hearts of those still enslaved to the Enchanter. Hero has grown since he was a scared boy fleeing for his freedom, but he will be challenged again in being missionary in the world that left once him scarred and lonely.

There are
Stephanie Waterhouse
I was first introduced to this book, by Philip C. Fields, the moderator of the Daily Bible Reading Podcast - part of our daily Bible reading plan - Digging Deeper Daily which is housed in the YouVersion of the bible devotionals. Philip was reading chapters, at a time, in part of our JoySightings podcast. I think we had gotten to chapter seven in the listening, when I chose to look the book up on Amazon and decided to purchase. I wanted to read along as Philip read. I started all over from the be ...more
Allen Jr.
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Perhaps not quite as good as the first book in the series (Tales of the Kingdom), but a well-executed allegory of biblical and spiritual truths which should appeal to children and adults alike. My wife and I enjoyed reading it aloud to one another (even though we don't have kids). We're very much looking forward to getting the third book, Tales of the Restoration. ...more
Great book in a set of three about being warriors for Christ.
Lara Lleverino
Jul 16, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youth
Second in the series. Very good
one of my absolute favorite storybooks when I was a kid. Gorgeous illustrations and beautiful allegory.
Missie Kay
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
This is definitely my favorite of the trilogy. The illustrations (my edition's are by Jack Stockman, not those pictured here) are gorgeous. The danger and intrigue of the tales are masterful. ...more
Julianna Royer
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The Forbidden Princess" brings tears to my eyes. I love the beautiful illustrations.

Susan Skavdahl
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The sacrifice of the King is just the beginning of the true kingdom!

In the sequel to Tales of the Kingdom, Hero discovers the truth about what sacrifice really is. When the King is captured and sentenced to death Hero’s is tested and discovers that light truly triumphs over darkness!
Aug 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful allegory; I am glad that I finally decided to read it for myself. I was captivated from the very beginning. This book holds a special place in my heart as my third grade teacher read it aloud to the class at the end of every day.
mmm not the best show ive ever done. stressful & annoying cast. but i also did portrait of a nobody during this so that saved the semester of drama
i'm literally rating the shows not the actual books what
Stephani Austin
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Each of these stories is so touching, challenging, encouraging, and I just can’t say enough good things about it! Such a fresh perspective of an old story I know well.
Mar 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book series is disarmingly sweet and simply. Every chapter is fuul of life and trth. I only wish I could find more like it.
A family favorite
Jennifer Bowers
2022 Challenge: A book published prior to 2000
Bethany Joy
First of all, get this old edition with the beautiful pictures by Jack Stockton if you can possibly find it.

Secondly, see my review on Tales of the Kingdom for my thoughts on the audiobooks.

Thirdly, I love this book. I love "The Orphan Exodus" and "Sewer Rat and Boiler Brat". I love "The Most Beautiful Player of All", and Hero and Amanda's quiet romance. Mostly I love the King!

A final note, I DO NOT love the Tales of the Restoration, mostly because I had dreamed of that book for many years befor
I read this aloud to my four children (11, 9, 4, and 2) and will definitely be reading it again and again in years to come! A lot of these stories really got me choked up, challenged me, and helped us see some things in a new beautiful way. The authors have a deep understanding of the Christian life and incredible imaginations. The lessons learned have come up repeatedly in conversation with my older two since reading this together, and I look forward to exposing these stories to my younger kids ...more
Wow, again. Like the latter half of the previous book, the messages in this book (how the stories apply in real life) take a little more searching to find, but are there in sweet richness all the same. My brother and I greatly enjoyed reading this together, and I look forward to going through it again with each of my younger siblings as they get old enough.
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s, 2016
This is an allegory of basically Christ here on earth for children. We really liked the first book. However, in this book, a lot of the stories were very dark, and kind of overshadowed the good message. They still had a good message, though. I would preview any of the stories that you plan to read to young children, as they could be scary.
I have no recollection if it's better or worse than Tales Of The Kingdom the first book, but this series and its illustrations really stir something in me. ...more
Great sequel. More action and suspense in this one as Hero and his fellow Resistance workers infiltrate the evil enchanted city and help bring people to the true King. Lots of good discussion with the kids too, about the underlying parallel to Christ's kingdom. ...more
Lydia Thomas
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection takes place in the corrupt Emerald City, where people are being called out to the King's service. My favorite stories are The Most Beautiful Player of All, about an actress called to play out the King's story, and The Carnival Daughter. ...more
Sep 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
It was nice to see an end to this series, but this one was clearly not as good as the previous two.
Kathryn Harper
I appreciate the allegory, but I don't like how it was portrayed. It was a little uninteresting and sometimes disorganized. ...more
Donita Rensberger
Read my review of Tales of the Kindom. This is the 2nd in a trilogy.
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
Great read-aloud!
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