King's Arrow

King's ArrowKing's Arrow by Douglas Bond

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Four stars, given it's for young people. I read Duncan's War, the first in this trilogy of historical fiction set in Scotland during the Covenanter uprisings.

The prolific Douglas Bond deals with how to love your enemies, political submission to ungodly rulers, training and self-discipline, meditating on Scripture via Psalm singing, courageous worship gathering by ministers in the face of violent reprisal by the state, and more. Give it to your 8-13 year old boy.

The Scottish dialect is a bit thick and annoying. The writing style is not so subtle. There are two episodes where the violence goes PG-13, at least. But on the whole a very edifying story.

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