Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione CDs (Knights of Arrethtrae Book # 1)
As the Knights of the Prince await His triumphant return, they are steadfast in their mission to take His story into the kingdom and recruit as many as are willing. But when a new and dangerous threat is revealed, their mission is jeopardized. Sir Kendrick and his young charge, the impetuous Sir Duncan, are sent on a mission to discover the identity and origin of a secretive new order known as the Conquistero Knights. They travel to the city of Bel Lione where Lord Ra has been enticing young people in the kingdom to join his festivals, after which many choose not to return home. Their families keep quiet for fear of repercussion. When Sir Duncan disappears while trying to discover the truth of Lord Ra’s castle, Sir Kendrick attempts to find and enlist the help of a mysterious warrior. Time is short for he must save Duncan and call upon the knights of Chessington to join in the battle against the evil Lord Ra.
Introduce your children to the allegorical tales featuring the mighty knights of Arrethrae! Unabridged audio CDs are well done with multiple voice dramatizations, and quality (not-distracting!) background music. Children and adults will be enthralled as they are pulled into the adventures of each knight as he battles his adversary. Run time is 4-6 hours depending on the book, with 4-5 CDs per set. ~ Deanne
"Journey to Arrethrae, where these knights of noble heart live and die in loyal service to the King and the Prince. These knights are mighty, for they serve a mighty King. They are... the Knights of Arrethrae!" Written by Chuck Black, author of the Kingdom series, this series, although featuring an order of faithful knights and full medieval trappings, is a bit different. While the Kingdom series is based on the events of the Bible, this series is allegorical in the sense that the knights and their enemies reflect Christians today and the temptations of this world. Although the various knights make appearances throughout the series, each title follows one particular knight as they face a powerful adversary. In Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione, Sir Kendrick investigates a secretive new order of knights and faces off against Lord Ra, who encourages young people to leave home and never return (symbolizing the danger of rebellion). Lady Carliss and the Waters of Moorue pits the valiant lady knight against Lord Malco, distributor of the dangerously addictive “esca” crystals (representing various forms of escapism). The storylines are not only enlightening but exciting and would make perfect family read-alouds. If you enjoy them as a family you’ll especially appreciate the discussion questions by chapter (answers are included). Just under 200 pgs each, pb. – Jess
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