Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Pursuit Of A King

The Pursuit Of A King, Candace Little, Tate Publishing, Fantasy, 2010, 207 pages.

The Pursuit of a KingSynopsis:  In The Pursuit of a King, author Candace Christine Little tells the lighthearted tale of the brothers' many adventures as they cross deserts, climb canyon walls, face the evil Dunley, save Lady Wisdom, and rescue cities from certain destruction (using only cake!). But The Pursuit of a King offers more than engaging characters and harrowing escapes. Through the course of their adventures, the brothers learn timeless lessons--the dangers of pride, the power of mercy, and the value of wisdom. What seemed to be a simple quest changes the course of both brothers' lives and determines the destiny of a kingdom. Don't miss the fun! Don't miss the message! Don't miss The Pursuit of a King!

My thoughts: I love stories that change the character(s) dramatically, especially if it’s for the better. Miss Little did very well in making the character traits stand out, and showing the progression and sudden turn in behavior. I enjoyed all the likenesses to Pilgrim’s Progress: the physicality of spiritual things (hope, joy, etc.) and the names (Wit, Lady Mercy). The fruit of the spirit was a great tool in the plotline, and made the story that much more unique and special. I was perplexed by the image on the back cover for a while, but near the end realized it’s significance. If you like fantasy books with a focus on characters, then this is a great choice. Though short, I highly recommend it!

*This book was provided free by the author. I was not required to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed are my own.*

My rating: 5 stars

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