Thursday, August 3, 2017

"Where's your sense of adventure?"

Looking for the King by David C. Downing

Tom McCord is in England in 1940 researching King Arthur for his guide book. He plans to travel to all the places Arthur supposedly lived and visited and maybe even prove the legendary Arthur actually lived.

Right off things go wrong when he is accused of being a wartime spy. With all of England on edge from what they fear will be a German invasion this is understandable, but Tom soon finds himself being the one who is spied on. All of it has to do with a young lady and her mysterious dreams and an ancient spear.

This book was not fast paced and not the type to keep me on the edge of my seat. Not only that but it even brought the real life figures of Tolkien and Lewis in for a role in the story. Everything about this could have ended in a disaster of a story, but instead it only added to the book's charm.

The writer handled Tolkien and Lewis well so that they felt as if they really did know a young Tom and have a role in his adventures. The story was engaging and well written even if it wasn't fast paced. It was fun to read.

The Christian message didn't slap me in the face or feel unneeded. It was subtle and well handled and I loved it. Tom addresses real life questions that believers and non-believers struggle with.

Over all it was an amazing story and I hope more are to come.

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