Kingdom's Hope

Kingdom s Hope A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive but claim hope and victory In Kingdom s Dawn Leinad and Tess along with all the ki

  • Title: Kingdom's Hope
  • Author: Chuck Black
  • ISBN: 9781590526804
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory In Kingdom s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos Kingdom s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley But when they forget the king, will KerA Riveting Medieval Parallel to the Bible Good and evil clash Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory In Kingdom s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos Kingdom s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good After many years, Kingdom s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army Finally, Kingdom s Reign marches you through the danger of earth s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation Fierce castle lords hold the kingdom hostage But a champion is coming Fairos thought he had sentenced Leinad to death in the Banteen desert But he was wrong Leinad survived Now, trained by the King himself, Leinad returns a true Knight of the King His skill with the sword is unmatched this side of the Great Sea his resolve is unshakeable He is determined to fulfill the mission given him by the King and to free the people from their bondage to Lord Fairos Leinad s quest takes him from the chains of slavery, near the jaws of dragons, and close to the arms of love And when the rest of the kingdom turns away from the King and the Code, Leinad turns to his most faithful ally, Tess With her help, Leinad struggles to conquer his own doubt But he must do so soon, for the King s archenemy, the Dark Knight, is about to unleash his entire evil force, and only Leinad can stop them Journey to Arrethtrae, where the King and His Son implement a bold plan to save their kingdom where courage, faith, and loyalty stand tall in the face of opposition where good will not bow to evil where the future of the kingdom is at the threshold of either victory or defeat and one man holds the key DISCUSSION QUESTIONS INCLUDED Story Behind the Book When my six kids eyes glossed over during a reading from the Bible, I paused to explain the significance of redemption to a sin sick soul I was rewarded with patronizing elephant nods and blank stares Shortly thereafter, I awoke in the middle of the night with a medieval story enveloping my mind I wrote it down and later read it to my children Their waning attention transformed into complete anticipation I was amazed and disappointed Why did it take a fictional story, not a Bible passage, to get that response Then I realized that is how Jesus taught Parables are powerful I penned the Kingdom series to help young people get excited about the supremely significant story of Jesus Christ and His mission to save mankind Chuck Black

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    1. Woohoo still loving this. Except one thing who else is annoyed with the constant mention of names in the dialogue? “Something something something, Leinad.” “Something something something, Tess.” Like, who actually uses names that much when they talk? One thing, guys. That’s all though. xD

    2. Reread 2017:I liked this. I think that the books just keep getting better. Such a fun series. And so deep. Recommended.Content: Light romance. And some mild- medium violence, not descriptively bloody.

    3. Just flipped through this again to look at the fight scenes on a friend's recommendation. Same as the first: It could have been really good if he'd taken the time and space to develop it properly. If I remember right, Leinad and Tess's relationship seemed out of place when I first read it, but (could just be that I skipped over most of it) it seemed more realistic to me this time. Walls of caution that were finally broken down, realization that she was just waiting on him, and all. That happens [...]

    4. After days of fighting, a losing Farios has finally had enough and releases them. Leinad leads them away until they get to the red Canyon and all hope of escape is lost. I love how Chuck Black shows the character of Leinad and his loyalty to the people. They finally reach home, Chessington, and settle into a beautiful life there until Lord Quinn takes a wife and she does not serve and honor the King, nor do her guards. Lord Quinn is then killed and the people of Chessington are taken away. For L [...]

    5. Well, this book may be a bit better than the 3 I'm giving it here. I got the audio book from Audible and it's done"DRAMATICALLY".I'm not big on audio books with a cast of multiple readers, mood music throughout, sound effects and so on. A good book and a good narrator make a good read. For me the rest is simply annoying. This is an overtly "allegorical" book, though not in the sense that say Pilgrims Progress Gift Bk is. That is a picture of the Christian journey through life told within a symbo [...]

    6. I still haven't warmed to this series. The problem is that I really like a cogent coherent plot, not just things happening. The big failing of allegory is that the plot is always subservient to the moral of the story. Leinad has morphed again and now is, by turns, a Moses figure, then a Samuel, Elijah, Daniel and finally a Nehemiah. And much as I dislike saying it, I find the 'God figure' here - the King of Arrenthtrae - to have fallen victim to one of the oldest issues of an allegorical/fantasy [...]

    7. My ReviewThe story starts with Lianad riding towards a battle. A lot of the time when this happens, the book doesn't quite pull it off. This one did. And it did it well. As I said before, the action in this book is great. Mr. Black captures the heat of battle and forms it into words greatly. I've always been a fan of a good sword (or lightsaber) battle. Kingdom's Hope has many of them.If anything, this book expands the characters of the first book even more. There are new characters that make bi [...]

    8. Lienad and Tess are two amazing characters. I loved reading how they stand beside the King, no matter who is against them, and never waver in their trust for them. This is my second time through, but each adventure was just as good as the first time. Love this medieval/fantasy retelling of the Bible!

    9. This book was (I think) waayyyy better then the first. "Kingdoms Dawn" (but that one I did like and it was good!), I really liked this one! (to bad it's not on my book shelf instead of my sisters :( ) the ending ah so, bittersweet. that is all I shall say about it for now:)

    10. This book and series are very charming and fun, although I must complain about the allegorical 10 Commandments mentioned. I love Christian allegories in general, but this allegorical book created the "Code" to represent the 10 Commandments, but it has only a couple commands that are similar to the originals in the Bible. I am perfectly fine with authors slightly rewording Scripture in order to make it work within an allegorical world, but the Code is completely different from the 10 Commandments [...]

    11. While a good story it is definitely geared towards the male mind. As a family we listed to this book on a road trip and my father enjoyed it much more than the rest of us. This is not because of the genre as both my father and I like to read the same kinds of books.

    12. Very exciting swashbuckling Christian allegory. My 9 year old son loves it. I don't think I will want to read the whole series thoughbut very pleased that it gets my son into reading.

    13. I actually listened to the audio of this one and it was wonderful!! Am anxious to finish the series. A great series to get kids hooked on audio.

    14. This truly is an exciting biblical-based fiction book series! It was curious but my sister said she did not like this book quite as much as the first. Myself, I found I enjoyed this one even MORE than the first. So I guess it's a matter of preference. ;)"Leinad was not a warrior at heart, but he knew that was the necessary evil to fight evil itself. He looked for the pasture of peace that lay beyond the trench of war." (p.125)I loved how this book opened up right in the middle of the action and [...]

    15. Kingdom's Hope, the second book in the Kingdom Series is a wonderful continuation of the previous book, Kingdom's Dawn and continues in the epic story of Leinad, who represents Moses in this story. It is once again like the first book filled with suspense and that edge-of-your-seat feeling, and plenty of epic battle scenes. This book focuses mainly on the story told in Exodus of Moses and his being the voice for the Lord to Pharaoh to free his slaves and then the 40 years of wandering in the des [...]

    16. Another middle grade medieval Bible retelling, why not? I figured this series needed another chance as it is my little brother's Favorite series of all time. I thought this book was better than the first one, maybe it was because all if the characters I liked weren't killed or hadn't disappeared by chapter 5.I still don't like Lienad but I feel his character has developed some and is more likeable. I thought Tess would be a bigger more important character as Lienads second in command would get s [...]

    17. This is the second book in the six book series. While I am probably not the target audience, the book again captured my attention and was rather hard to put down.This book follows Leinad again through his adventures. The author is explicit in the discussion questions and the author's commentary as to the Biblical characters that Leinad and the other characters represent. There is even some romance included in this book, more in the abstract than having the reader experience it. But considering t [...]

    18. "Kingdom's Hope" by Chuck Black was about how Leinad had delivered the King's people with the help of the King. Tess, his dear friend, had been taken away from him and somehow they had come back together throughout the slavery of the people that had taken the King's people. When the time had finally come to take the King's people out of the bondage, Leinad had helped the King deliver out of what he had started.I recommend this book to everybody because it is very exciting and is never not fun to [...]

    19. I'm not sure how I feel about (view spoiler)[Leinad and Tess (aka SUNSHINE) being a romantic couple because they're basically adopted brother and sister BUUUUUT ok I guess? 8'D (hide spoiler)] I think I can get used to it! I think!I love how this story carries on from where the first book left off, riding right into the story of Moses (WHICH WAS AWESOME) and other cool prophets to Nehemiah.~ I wish the King had more scenes though!

    20. This book continues to develop the characters introduced in the first book of the series. The sword battles are intense and believable. Chuck Black does a great job weaving his characters into events that parallel many more Bible stories, yet keeping his own plot unpredictable and captivating. Truth is defended, evil is fought against, and devotion to the king is honored. This modern classic is bound to encourage and inspire you.

    21. This book definitely broke the "show don't tell" rule. Also, I'm not ok with everyone repackaging the Bible into some kind of fantasy/sci-fi book instead of finding their own plot.But the MC is not only Seth, but Nehemiah, Moses, and another prophet in this book (can't remember the third one grr) so it reads like some AU OoC fanfic. And I'm strangely ok with that.(If you get my reference above I will consider you my bff :) )

    22. This book was absolutely amazing! I loved it. It's definately helped me in my walk with God. It's taught me to completely trust in Him and give Him my all. I feel alot like Lienad. This last year it seems as though everything changed. I feel as though I've just opened my eyes to everything. I connected with Lienad. I felt as though I was him. This book has really strengthened my relationship with God.

    23. I love this book! Absolutely amazing. Chuck Black has some of the best writing skills ever. But I am so sad that (view spoiler)[Leinad's and Tess's story is OVER! I seriously felt like crying. At least they both lived and had a good life but I'm still sad. (hide spoiler)]! I was like totally in love with LeinadBut I'm still looking forward to reading the rest of the awesome series! :D

    24. This one was way better then the first. However, there were a few things that I didn't like. I found it rediculous that they skipped 6 years right on the spot and I don't like the fact that they didn't say much about Zane until the end. But, I cried at the end when Tess was dying. I literally stood up and started screaming at the book. They're not the best books, but I will keep reading them.

    25. This second book in the Kingdom series sucked me right in at the beginning. Right away, I was back with Leinad as he battled for King and Code. I loved how Leinad's story was narrated by Cedric, and how the whole series just ties together. I couldn't wait for the next book!

    26. Okay, so I did a little research on this Author and he is Christian. These are good books, however it's hard to read this book in the time frame that he has written because the stories are based off the same events in the bible so I keep thinking of Bible times atmosphere.

    27. Not a bad book at all. I enjoyed this book a lot. My only problem is that I found it to short. That means to much was crammed into a short book. Like one sentence was days to weeks weeks to month and months to a year.Still was a good book.

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