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Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione (The Knights of Arrethtrae) [Kindle Edition]

Chuck Black
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A dangerous new order threatens the mission of the Knights of Arrethtrae. Only loyalty to the King can bring victory!

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.

Journey to Arrethtrae, 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 Arrethtrae!

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews


"Chuck Black is a fantastic storyteller who knows how to get his message across in an exhilarating tale without preaching."
-Midwest Book Review for Kingdom's Call

About the Author

Chuck Black, a former F-16 fighter pilot and tactical communications engineer, is the author of eight novels, including the popular Kingdom series. He has received praise from parents across the country for his unique approach to telling biblical truths. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. He lives with his family in North Dakota.

Product Details

  • File Size: 758 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1601421249
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (January 20, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004SOVBK2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this story and I'm way past my teen years! June 24, 2008
Sir Kendrick and the Castle at Bel Lione is thoroughly engaging. I think the author is a genius with an amazing gift of showing through fiction what the heart of man is truly like. I was enthralled with the story and am amazed that the genre is categorized as teen fiction. Adults who love Medieval stories will enjoy this, too. The only thing that tipped me off was the lack of descriptive violence. When someone got killed they "ran into the blade" but that was as descriptive as it got. Even the sickest scene in the dungeon/torture chambers was easy to stomach despite the cat o nine tails being used on someone. I am a bit of a wuss when it comes to gore, so this book was perfect for me. At any rate, I enjoyed Chuck's lyrical style of writing so much I read several portions out loud to my husband. The author has an amazing "voice" for writing medieval fiction with castles and knights and I felt as if I were watching a movie as I read.

What made this story unique was the allegory to the New Testament ministry of Paul. Sir Kendrick reminded me of Paul and Duncan was a lot like Timothy. I loved the clear parallel to scripture and the emphasis on good versus evil, minus the witches and dragons and other mystical themes that are often found in fantasy novels. The story did contain some pretty scary wolves, though. I felt the terror from the attacks of evil. The moral lessons were fabulously knitted into the fabric of the story, and I was moved to tears several times over themes of forgiveness. It really isn't about what we say we believe, but it's about how we actually apply our faith in Christ to our lives. The author demonstrates this theme with perfection. You can't help being inspired by reading this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fiction! May 1, 2009
I have 2 sons in elementary school, and we have read everything Chuck Black has written. His Knights of Arrethrae series is even better than the Kingdom Series, and we loved that! I loved the story, and as we were reading it each night, I found it hard to put down. I confess I'd frequently read ahead after the boys were asleep! Not only is the story line captivating (to little boys as well as their Mom & Dad), the message and "moral" of the story is excellent. We did the discussion questions at the back of the book as a family, and it opened up all kinds of great family discussions about spiritual issues. After reading Chuck Black's books together as a family, the boys like to read them on their own, sometimes multiple times! I give this book a strong 5 star rating.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad at all! December 5, 2010
Format:Audio CD
I love historical fiction and the medieval time period especially, clean fantasy (Lewis and Tolkien, of course), allegories if they're good ones (if I agree with the theology)--you get the picture. So this seemed like a good fit for me. However, I'm usually disappointed in the quality of modern writing, and some Christian fiction is completely unreadable. I hardly bother looking any more--I usually spend my reading time on nonfiction. I'm pleased to say that by the end of the book, I gave this a "pass" ("Whew!" the author is saying--'cause I'm a picky one!) and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series, and Chuck's other books eventually.

I thought the story was well told, the characters believable, and the allegory just strong enough but not overdone (which would distract from enjoyment of the tale). The Christian truths that were portrayed fit my own beliefs, and also gave me new things to think about. I like stories that stretch my thinking like this. (C.S. Lewis does it best.) I gave this just 4 stars because the writing style, although good, is not quite up there with the best literature (and I must reserve my 5-star rating so that it really means something!). I liked Chuck's descriptions and turns of phrase, and he strikes a good balance between too little detail and too much. Each chapter was well-constructed and ended with suspense, and overall, the story was tight and complete--no loose ends left to bug me later (I hate that!). Now that I've looked up his bio and read more about him, I'm amazed that a former fighter pilot and current engineer can also write good fiction (and where does he find the time, with that lovely big family?!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ryan March 24, 2009
Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione, by Chuck Black was a really good book, but not perfect. I give it **** stars for three reasons. The first reason is that there was action throughout the whole book. The second reason is that this book was placed in Medieval times. The last reason is that Sir Kendrick and the Castle of Bel Lione is the first book in the series. That means there is a lot more to look forward to in the next books. I really liked this book and I think you would too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Chistian Allegory!!!!! January 28, 2011
By Tara
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Have you ever read a book about knights on conquest and adversities that seem far greater than the hero? Well not a story like this one. One that's teeming with christian allergories. It starts off in the city of Trinalda where two knights of the Prince, Sir Kendrick and Sir Duncan, are training. These two knights, who the Prince has a plan for, are in for an adventure. Before they know it, they're on a journey against a unimaginable evil that is turning the hearts and minds of young people, everywhere, from the one true King. They receive help from a few others but even then, they are outnumbered. Not only that, but Sir Duncan is captured and there's a good chance his time is running short. Can they rescue Sir Duncan and stop the rebellion before it's too late?

This first installment of the Knights of Arrethtrae series is beyond imagination. Your heart and mind will get lost in the epic story and courageous characters. The christian allergories are instructive and exciting. I especially like the discussion questions at the end of the book. They give questions and talk about the main points of each chapter, honing in on the spiritual truths presented in the story. Scripture verses can also be found in the disscussion questions that help back up the teachings. Next time you're at a Christian bookstore, either in person or online, I highly recommend you buy this book. It's perfect for older kids and teens.

(I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review and this opinion is my own.)

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More About the Author

Chuck Black is the author of nine novels including the popular Kingdom Series and The Knights of Arrethtrae series. He spent eight years in the Air Force traveling the world as a communications engineer and an F-16 fighter pilot. Today, Chuck is a product design engineer and has invented or coinvented eleven patented construction products now being sold internationally. His passion in life is to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and to love his wife, Andrea, and their six children. The Blacks take their family music ministry on the road, singing Christian gospel, contemporary, and traditional songs. Chuck and his family live in North Dakota.

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