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Bjorn Horsa, thirteen-year-old-fourth son of the leader of the Horsas is sent on a quest to recover an ancestor’s bones from a hidden grave in the forbidding destroyed city of Deathwater. Bjorn is sent with his cousins, Vaalon and Trehan, as well as some older knights on the quest. One of the conditions is that they take the ancient seer from the oasis at the edge of the desert, Ser Anafi, with them.
Off they go—adventure for the boys—serious quest for their elders. On the way they encounter desert and storms and vipers (did you have to put snakes in there, Krystine?) and bandits and treachery.
Do they succeed? Is the ancient, decayed city a trap? What is Jirin? Who is Jirin? Will God protect them?
Young readers and their parents will enjoy this story of adventure. Krystine has painted a world that is very realistic as are her characters and their foibles. The trials they face are dangerous and exciting. You’ll enjoy reading about Bjorn and how he matures during the quest.
Krystine Kercher “writes young adult fantasy from a Christian perspective while sharing her love of adventure with her readers.”
Galthain’s Bones leads to other adventures for Bjorn: A Shadow on the Land, King’s Ride, and Elathan’s Heir. You’ll enjoy the ride. Four stars!
Krystine Kercher sent me a copy of Galthain’s Bones in exchange for my candid review.
This is nearly the beginning of the tale
I know. The prophecy came first, but it’s a real treat to meet the future king as a boy. Bjorn is a pure young man without guile. This is his first quest and he begins his growth to manhood. The book is a gem. The spirituality is solid. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to read it. She gave me a copy for an unbiased and unrestricted review. Sorry, but I’ve got nothing bad to say.
Long before he came to Astarkand Bjorn was living with his family in Hevla. However one day the Seeress comes and tells him that he must retrieve the bones of his ancestor Eiathan from the city of Deathwater, located in the desert, and bring them to Hevla so they can be properly buried. With a company of six men Bjorn will travel through a scorching and unforgiving desert, where danger follows them and water is hard to come by. What's more, how will they get the remains of Eiathan out of the desert, and is someone in the company hiding a secret?
There is a bonus story included as well. This story accounts the life of Bjorn Horsa at home in Hevla. We get to see another side to Bjorn as he lives with his family, close and extended. The bonus story serves for good humor and helps to show the culture of the Horsa people. While living in Hevla Bjorn gets into all kind of mischief while he seeks to have fun with his brothers and cousins. But will there be a price to pay for his humor?
I'm glad that we got to see a little more of the world apart from Astarkand. This book helps to build the world Krystine Kercher has created in Legends of Astarkand, and takes us beyond the borders of the kingdom we have become acquainted with. Like how the Horsa are Christian, the people of the desert appear to be Muslim as they worship Allah. However the danger comes from the bandits and the mysterious Emir. The journey sometimes feels long, but it is a world. Of course traveling across it would be a long process. Magic doesn't really appear until halfway through the story, but it serves as a tool that helps the characters. Overall this is a fun fantasy story that should be read.
A character mentions the word rape, but it isn't seen. Bandits chase men across the desert. Some fighting, but not gory.
We should remember our ancestors and do what we can to honor them. The Lord will provide a way for us to obey his will. It is good to befriend those who are not of our faith. Good people are found everywhere.
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Thank you to the author, Krystine Kercher, for gifting me with a copy of Galthain's Bones in exchange for an honest review!
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