Swordplay, Magic and Mystery for Teenage Boys

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I am always on the lookout for good, uplifting books to pass along to two of my nieces and my nephew. I’ve found that finding books for my nephew is the most challenging. I’m unsure of what is out there in the Christian market for high school boys. Thankfully, I’ve found a great series written by Sigmund Brouwer.

In the third installment of the Merlin’s Immortals series, Martyr’s Fire, we continue to follow young Thomas as he searches to find the answers to the secrets of Magnus. Fifteen visitors calling themselves the Priests of the Holy Grail have come to Magnus. They preform miracles and the people pledge their allegiance to this group of priests. Thomas is forced to flee the city and search for the answers on how to save it. Hawkwood and Katherine watch over Thomas as he makes the dangerous journey to the Holy Land in search of answers.

Martyr’s Fire is definitely not a stand alone book. Readers who have not read the first two books (or at least the second) will be lost by all of the players in Thomas’s world. With references to Knights of the Round Table and Robin Hood, young male readers will enjoy this adventure as Thomas struggles with his faith and whether or not he can trust those around him. And with an unresolved ending, there is sure to be a fourth book in this series from Brouwer.

Visit Brouwer’s website here: http://orcabook.com/rockandroll-literacy/ and to learn more about the author click here http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/author-spotlight.php?authorid=59668

Click here for more info and to read the first chapter http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/files/2013/06/SneakPeek_MartyrsFire.pdf

This book was a quick, entertaining read. I give it four out of five stars.

****Waterbrook Multnomah provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest and fair review. I was not compensated in any way for either a positive or a negative review.

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