The Orphan King

The Orphan King

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The future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan
 
My greatest fear was that they would find us and make of us a sacrifice beneath a full moon. Now you, Thomas, must help us destroy the circle of evil.
 
The last words of a dying woman would change the life of young Thomas. Raised behind monastery walls, he knows nothing of his mysterious past or imminent destiny. But now, in the heart of medieval England, a darkness threatens to strangle truth. An ancient order tightens their ghostly grip on power, creating fear and exiling those who would oppose them. Thomas is determined fulfill his calling and bring light into the mysterious world of the Druids and leaves the monastery on an important quest.
 
Thomas quickly finds himself in unfamiliar territory, as he must put his faith in unusual companions--a cryptic knight, a child thief, and the beautiful, silent woman whom may not be all she seems.  From the solitary life of an orphan, Thomas now finds himself tangled in the roots of both comradery and suspicion.
 
Can he trust those who would join his battle...or will his fears force him to go on alone?
Publisher: Colorado Springs : Waterbrook Press, 2012.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781400071548
Branch Call Number: BRO
Characteristics: 220 pages ; 21 cm.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Aug 10, 2017

The Orphan King is a fairly enjoyable story. It is based on the life of an orphan named Thomas, who sets out to find his destiny and fulfill a promise. Thomas’ determination and persistence towards his tasks make him a great hero. Although the story is well-paced in terms of action and suspense, it quickly lost my interest. The vagueness of Thomas’ quest made the events difficult to understand. Nonetheless, the story has been written effectively and with admirable sophistication. The dialogues use an excellent choice of words, making them more impactful. Furthermore, I was pleased by the role of minor characters and the messages that are conveyed by the story. Most importantly, I was led to keep reading on due to the brevity of the chapters. Overall, The Orphan King would be entertaining to those who have an interest in heroic fantasies. 
- @VirtueofReading of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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adrax
Jan 12, 2013

This book is terrific. Can't wait for the next one.

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