The Orphan King
Book 1 in the Merlin's Immortals series
Jul 10, 2012 | 224 Pages
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Jul 10, 2012 | 224 Pages
About The Orphan King
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?
About Sigmund BrouwerSigmund Brouwer is the author of eighteen novels with nearly three million copies in print. His recent novel The Last Disciple was featured in Time magazine and on ABC's Good Morning America. Sigmund is married to Christian recording artist Cindy Morgan, and they and their two daughters divide their time between homes in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Nashville, Tennessee.
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224 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Jul 10, 2012
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
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Sneak PeekThe future of the Immortals is in the hands of an orphan. 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. Click here to download the first chapter of The Orphan King now.
This book starts off kind of slow with two "strange" women examining the wool at a vendor's booth in the market place. Instead they are actually 2 men that are disguised and having a cryptic discussion about the stars and what will happen in the near future including finding someone that is now a man and has a secret that can either hinder or help their cause. The book then moves to the next chapter where we meet Thomas who has...
I have always been a fan of the Middle Ages and Merlin. The idea of the Orphan King came from the book Magnus written in 1995. I have not read the book so I could not compare the two editions of the story. The book was a little slow in the beginning but it picked up speed and I could not put it down. I had to find out if Thomas succeeds in his mission to conquer the castle "Magnus". I had thought that Merlin was going to be a character in the...
At first glance, "The Orphan King" drew me in completely. Recently, an interest in fantasy and medieval fiction has grasped me. The cover seemed so mysterious; this drew me in as I've always had an interest in mystery. Combining an old and a new fiction interest, I figured this book could never let me down! And boy, was I right! While others have said the background information and the descriptions in the first 100 pages was slow and too much...
One of my favorite type of books are sci-fi/fantasy, especially if the book is by a Christian author. I have read a few of Sigmund Brouwer's other novels, but this was the first that was classified as Young Adult fiction. I decided to try it since the premise of the book is in Medieval times and I generally like stories in that era. The Orphan King is the story of a young man named Thomas, raised behind the walls of a monastery by Sarah,...
Plot: This was an interesting plot with a lot of mystery and intrigue. The plot is revealed as you read and you are kept in wonder as the story unfolds. But by the end of the book, the plot has been revealed and executed. You are left, however, with questions that are sure to be answered in the rest of the series. Characters: The character development in this book is very interesting. You start off with no knowledge of any of the...