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King's Arrow by Douglas Bond
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Feb 10, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012-book-challenge-reads, historical-fiction, christian-fiction
Read in March, 2012

Wow, another amazing read by Douglas Bond! :D I found this one seemed to drag a little bit here and there, not sure if that was just my mood this month though (everything kind of feels that way right now with spring on the way), but I quite enjoyed it! :D I found it astounding how the author could use the same basic storyline, the same characters mostly, and the same trials...and yet it all felt so completely new! Just as in the Christian walk we sometimes learn the same lessons quite a few times, but from different perspectives, I felt that's what Mr. Bond did in this book. :) The story is still about trusting God in trials, and still about that struggle between following God's laws and following man's laws..when to fight, when not to...but everything felt so new through the eyes of a different character as he grows up and as God teaches him those same things.

I greatly enjoyed the storyline of this one, I think perhaps even more than the first...this book follows the character of book #1's younger brother, now grown up into a young man. His skills are not the same as his brother Duncan, yet we see how God can still use him in a great way -- each of us is special to God and have talents and gifts that we can use for His glory!

My favorite part of this book was near the end when the author included a great twist! But of course, you'll just have to read it yourself. ;)

I'd definitely recommend this book to just about everyone, though as before, the topic is of war and persecution, so some younger ones may need parental viewing before reading (though I did not find this one had quite as gruesome scenes as book #1).

You can find more of my thoughts here: http://younghomemakers.blogspot.com/2...

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