Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Book Review: Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart

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Fiction isn't what I read most often. And when I do, it's usually authors like Tom Clancy, Dale Brown, or the like.

It's been a long long time since I read anything with knights in it, and longer since I read a book intended for young adults.

But the publisher was good enough to send me a review copy of "Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart", written by Chuck Black, and it's summer. Kids are out of school, and if I could find something good for them to read, it would be a help. So here we are.

The first thing I noticed was that Chuck Black used to fly F-16s. Then I noticed that this was book 3 in a series "The Knights of Arrethtrae". I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to come in late to a TV show, movie, or series of books. I'd like for example to see what the TV show "Lost" is all about, but never having watched it, I'd have to get the DVD collections staring with season one and work my way through them to today.

But this was a great book!

It blew away all the preconceived notions I had about it and the genre and I just enjoyed reading it. From the first few pages, I was hooked. Black not only weaves good vs evil through the narrative, but he creates characters that you care about. Their quest becomes yours.

Pick it up. Shoot, buy the whole series and start reading book 1. :)

1 comment:

  1. Good read aloud for Sam and me, perhaps? What do you think?