The Bark of the Bog Owl Book Review
– Little to none; There’s a brief battle scene, but not any grotesque violence.
– This is a retelling of King David’s rise to the throne.
– The One God represents Yahweh.
This book had some incredible moments and speeches (hence the 4 stars) but at some points, it felt too unoriginal. It follows the story of David incredibly closely, making it extremely predictable. Even some specific details are the same so at times it’s hard to get a feel for the author’s own writing style and story. There are a couple of profound, impactful speeches, however, that give me a glimpse of the author’s incredible ability and hope for the rest of the series. The descriptions are wonderful and the setting, although fantasy, is more like the American frontier than medieval castles and jousts. Had I read it a few years earlier, I would have relished this tale more, but I’m certainly glad I took the time to read it, and I hope to continue the series.
This book reminded me of an audiobook my sister and I listened to several summers ago, and my fondness of this tale may somewhat be attributed to the memories that accompany that. After all, what’s sweeter than a lazy summer day spent with a great story and a sister?
“Live the life that’s in front of you.”
Bravery, Loyalty, Freedom, Family, Calling
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