Item description for Kingdoms Edge (Kingdom Series V3) by Chuck Black...
Overview Cedric, a poor boy who takes care of the infirm and aged Leinad, is trained by the Prince to become a Noble Knight after the Prince becomes certain that his father's creed is going unheeded and the Dark Knight is trying to take over the kingdom.
Publishers Description 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 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 "He was doomed to a life of hopelessness and despair. " "Then the stranger arrived... " For Cedric of Chessington, every day is the same: full of poverty and despair. And he knows that will never change. Or so he thinks. Then a stranger comes to the city. Drawn to the man's mysterious ways, Cedric discovers the stranger's humility belies great strength and wisdom. That's when an astounding truth becomes clear--the stranger is a Master of the Sword, and He is there to train Cedric. Suddenly propelled into a desperate battle against evil, Cedric must rely on the Master's training if he is going to survive. But the ultimate battle is yet to come, for the Dark Knight is at work, implementing his plan to take over the kingdom. Will Cedric be ready to stand in the face of pure evil? 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; and where hope and compassion are as powerful weapons as the sword.
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 more 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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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
Series Kingdom - Multnomah
Series Number 3
ISBN 1590526813 ISBN13 9781590526811 UPC 9781590526811
Availability 0 units.
More About Chuck Black
Chuck Black is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the popular Kingdom Series and The Knights of Arrethtrae series. As a design engineer, he's invented or co-invented 11 patented construction products and spent eight years in the Air Force traveling the world as a tactical combat communications engineer and an F-16 fighter pilot. Chuck and his wife, Andrea, have six children and live in North Dakota.
Chuck Black currently resides in Williston.
Chuck Black has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Kingdoms Edge (Kingdom Series V3)?
love the book Aug 8, 2008
I have only read three out of the six in the series. And I have enjoyed this series. Kingdom Series is great how Chuck Black use the The Bible to tie in his story of knights and the great battles that they have in that time. At the end of the books there are discussion question and answers. That help show you what part of the Bible he uses to tell the story. I have never read a book cover to cover before, I'm 36 and have a hard time putting this series down.
An adult's review Aug 7, 2006
On the back of the book it says it is supposed to be for teenagers. I enjoy a lot of 'young adult' fiction, so bought this book. Frankly, it's written more for pre-teens, maybe 8- to 12-year-olds. The language and writing is very simplistic for teenagers. I do think a pre-teen could really enjoy it, though.
In my reviews of the first two books, I complained about how the author didn't do a good job making this book a true allegory, which he clearly wanted it to be. This book, however, is very good in both the writing and in the allegory. I think it helped that he let the allegory be looser (less 'this is this event!!') and each chacter represent one group of people or one person instead of changing what the character represents throughout the story.
I would recommend this book to young adults and am going to give this book to my church's "Knights of the Cross" 4th and 5th grader Sunday school program as a prize gift.
A book you will benefit from reading! May 12, 2006
Kingdom's Edge is the third book in the Kingdom's Series (Kingdom's Dawn and Kingdom's Hope being I and II). Leinad (Moses) has crossed the sea to be with the King (our Lord) and has left his stories with Cedric. Cedric of Chessington is not too sure if the stories are to be believed, but there is "something" about them that rings true.
The Kingdom is going through some very tough times. The Noble Knights have lost their path--and now they are out for themselves rather than for the people and the King. Through the years they have stopped following the Code (Commandments) and become more interested in their own power over the people.
In the midst of these hard times, the Prince arrives. His coming was foretold by Leinad. He gathers believers around him and trains his Knights (the Apostles) to fight the Dark Knight (Satan/evil) who with his Shadow Knights are coming to take over the Kingdom.
Kingdom's Edge tells the story of the Prince's life, His death and then His rising again. Even if the reader does not catch all the symbolism that the author intends, this book is very inspirational. It gives the reader a sense of hope and reminds us, in a contemporary story, the importance of faith. Kingdom's Edge (as well as the other books in the Kingdom series), should be put on everyone's reading list.
Armchair Interviews says: Anyone who reads it will benefit in some way.