Title: Kingdom’s Call
Author: Chuck Black
Series: Kingdom, book 4
Major Themes: Fantasy, Biblical Allegories
Synopsis: Gavin must choose between his strict knightly upbringing and the Prince—but when the order of the Noble Knights is under attack, will he decide rightly?
Kingdom’s Call is not nearly as gripping as some of Chuck Black’s books. However, it has a major turning point in it—and a major lesson—that makes it well worth reading. Without this book, the Kingdom Series would be lacking an important link.
Kingdom’s Call reiterates a good portion of Kingdom’s Hope, although it is from the distinct perspective of the Noble Knights. We see how the Prince’s presence, death, and continuing on in the lives of His followers greatly distressed the Noble Knights, and how Sir Gavin did his best to counteract the Followers. But when the Shadow Warriors attack him, will there be any hope of deliverance? What of the disturbing questions he has about his true purpose in life? Is there any hope of living—or finding answers?
The lesson I really enjoyed in Kingdom’s Call is that Jesus still loves everyone—no matter how much they’ve gone against Him and His ways. Although the story is a slower read than some, it is also a fascinating allegory of the early life of the church—and the story of Saul’s early years as a Pharisee. I highly recommend this story to all those who love adventure, fantasy, and Biblical lessons.
WARNING: Some scenes may be intense for younger listeners.
Listening Level—Ages 10 – 12
Reading Independently—Ages 10 – 12, 12 – 15, 15 and Above