Book title: The Book of the King (The Wormling Series #1)
Authors: Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
Starting age: 13
Owen Reeder has never been anything special. How could he when he is ultra-shy, totally geeky, and limps when he walks? The only friends Owen has are those within the covers of books. Well, and an annoying little girl Owen has nicknamed “Constant.”
When a mysterious man comes into Owen’s father’s bookstore and offers Owen a book unlike any he has ever seen, Owen is ready to snatch it up. And he would have if his father hadn’t chased the mystery man out of the building.
But what Owen doesn’t realize is that when he opens the book, his whole life will forever be changed. Owen finds himself an integral part in an epic adventure to battle evil and help good prevail.
Sacrifices are made, hope is uncovered, and a new life is restored.
Owen thinks to much about a girl (there are no inappropriate thoughts).
4 out of 5
Written in a mixture of second and third person, The Book of the King makes for an interesting read.
When Owen first discovers hints that all is not as it appears, Jenkins and Fabry do an excellent job of playing up the emotion. When Owen is frightened and confused, you will feel those same emotions coursing over you. When he is fighting for his life, you feel as if you are there with him, also fighting for yours.
All in all, this book is an attention grabber, and you will find it a battle to turn your thoughts away from this excellently crafted novel.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all. ~ Oscar Wilde