Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: The Peleg Chronicles, Book 1: The Foundling

When I pulled this book from the envelope, our oldest son grabbed the bookmark and book and marveled over the graphics.  He was immediately intrigued. 

Foundlings, the first book of the Peleg Chronicles is by Matthew Christian Harding and published by Zoe and Sozo Publishing.

My book was autographed, which the boys thought was really cool.  You can order yours for $11.95 here.   And book 2, Paladins is also currently available.  The third book in the series will be available around May 2011.  (The author used the term "Lord willing" when discussing the publish date for book 3.) These books are also available through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

If you click on either of the graphics in this post you will be taken to the summary of the book from the author/publisher.  But now, I'm going to turn this entry over to our boys to tell you what they thought of Foundlings by Matthew Christian Harding, published by Zoe and Sozo.  They dictated their reviews to me and I wrote them verbatim.

T-Bone, age 12,  says:

It took a while to pick up.  But once it did it was a phenominal book.  My favorite part was Thiery's part.  And I think that the characters should have intertwined.  And I also think that whenever there was the peak of action he switched to another character and that was pretty stressful.  But overall it was a good book.  The action scenes were very elaborate.  I liked how they went to all these different places.  Suzie was very adorable.  And I think Oded was funny because he had the brain of a seven-year-old if not younger but the body of a full-grown man in peak physical condition.  I would recommend it to anyone who liked comedy infused with intense sequences of action. (at this his older brother exclaimed, "It's NOT a comedy!")

Big Mac, age 13, says:

Foundlings was a good book.  I didn't like how long it took for it to pick up.  But once it did pick up, it was something I wanted to keep reading even if we had been reading for four hours.  I just didn't want the book to end.  The action scenes were done very well.  It was one  of those books that gets to me and I'm like, "Why can't everything just work out?!?"  Still a good book though.  Very intense action sequences.  All around four stars out of five.

Mommy says:

I agree that this book took a while to "pick up."  But once it did, the boys and I got very involved.  I would not read this to a child under the age of 12 because it has some serious darkness.  I LOVED the scripture references where the characters just spoke scripture like it was their own words.  The boys would quote along with the characters when they said verses or psalms that they had also memorized.  This book follows a biblical timeline, speaking of Noah, the tower of babel, and Job.  Dragons exist with humans which follows the bible where dinosaurs or dragons existed with man.  Now that we have finished the book, I really want to read book 2.  But I may not have said that until I was about half-way through book 1. 

As always, don't take my word for it concerning this product.  Go here to read the review of my other crewmates.  You'll find LOTS of other opinions :)  And you can always contact the author by emailing him.  His email address is listed on his website as: Matt.Harding@earthlink.net

I received a copy of this book in exchange for this unbiased review.

4 comments:

  1. I reviewed this book and thought very much like you and your boys. It was very slow to begin with (and a bit confusing), but you could not put it down once it got going. I enjoyed reading your review.

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  2. Enjoyed your review! Visiting from the Crew.

    Jill
    http://blessedwith5sons.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love your blog. Enjoyed reading your review as well!

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  4. It definitely took a while for it to get rolling, but like you wote, once it got interesting, I was intrigued. I'm even planning on picking up the second at some point. I loved your boys' input.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your kind words. =)

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