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Trunk of Scrolls: A Family Adventure

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Their World is Over. Everything is Destroyed.

All that's left is a Trunk of Scripture Scrolls.

A broken life...Shoving aside the rubble covering his once-perfect life, Marcellus sees his home in ruins, his family scattered, and his faith broken by the unpredictable God who destroyed everything. Now he must escort his family on a perilous journey to Constantinople to find his
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Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 21st 2016 by Entrust Source Publishers
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Val Marsh
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Beginning with the excitement of its opening scene of a young man being kidnapped on horseback, through every twist and turn, heartthrob and heartbreak, all the way to its final and satisfying resolution, this book had me gripped. Trunk of Scrolls fell open and I fell in, and throughout the adventure, mystery, drama, action and romance, I found myself lost in the author’s world and deeply attached to and caring about her characters. They became my friends; I hated her villains and loved her hero ...more
Michelle
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of proofreading Trunk of Scrolls for Darlene last summer, and I have to say that it was hard to stay on task! So many times I had to go back and reread several pages, reminding myself that I had a job to do. I was immersed in the story from the start, and it held my attention throughout the book...quite an adventure story! My copy of Trunk of Scrolls arrived in the mail today and I can't wait to sit down and read it for enjoyment this time! ...more
Glory Bolek
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who can read
Trunk of Scrolls by Darlene Bocek

I loved this book! Unlike anything else I've read so far. The story line is well formed and the
characters, both young people and older ones are believable. You find yourself rooting for them and following every step of their journey through out the book. The historical setting is also very
informational and eye-opening. It is set a few hundred years AD and begins with an awfully destructive earthquake, which changes the course of events for all concerned. I was s
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Sherri Jones
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To me there is nothing better than a book about history which is also filled with mystery, adventure romance and the commitment of family. Darlene did a masterful job of weaving not only the history of the Byzantine Empire but more importantly how much faith matters. I finished the book in two days and could not put it down . Trunk of Scrolls has been passed on to friends to read. The book has put me on a quest to learn more about the  Byzantine Empire , Pope Leo’s Tome and the Council of Chalce ...more
Chris Rusanowski
Jun 19, 2017 rated it liked it
I think the biblical history and discussion was the best part of this book. It did make me want to go look up more about the particular time in history and some of the controversies of the time. The story part was less interesting to me. It seemed somewhat predictable and parts of the plot seemed somewhat dark for a "family" adventure. My wife read it also, and did not find it as unsettling, but that might be due to our backgrounds. ...more
Erin
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The entire time I was reading Darlene Bocek's book Trunk of Scrolls I could picture it being such a wonderful family adventure film! I hope that comes to pass! This exciting book of historical fiction takes place in 6th century Turkey, involving a family in upheaval following an earthquake that destroys their beloved Antioch. The power, protection and purposes of God prevail throughout the tale and show an ending provided by a gracious God who did have mercy. Kyrie eleison!
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Sarah K
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great story! Couldn't put the book down. I enjoyed learning more about this time in history, and I gained a new appreciation for the preciousnness of the Word of God. This is a good book for teens and for family reading. ...more
Peggy
Nov 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was well written and kept me coming back for more. The plot was exciting and the author was very good at interweaving a love story, an adventure, theological truth and history. I highly recommend it and I can’t wait for another book!
Sunshine
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From my 14 year old son who couldn't put it down..."It was an awesome book and I enjoyed every minute!" ...more
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Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It was amazing book that I recently read as a fiction. As a history student, I really loved to see that ancient world in this book with good story that includes bible, scriptures. I can't wait to see that in Turkish and see people to read it. ...more
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Darlene N. Böcek is a Marvel fan. She prefers reading YA books, and loves writing mind-bending sci-fi stories with portals in them.

Darlene lives on a farm on the Aegean coast of Izmir, Turkey, and has six dogs. Understandably, dogs play an important role in her stories (as do ancient secrets, which surround her in the land of old Byzantium).

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