The Secret of the Swamp King Book Review
The Secret of the Swamp King
Aidan knows that he will one day fulfill the ancient prophecies. But with his resentful king trying to destroy him and the disgruntled people trying to crown him king, will he survive until ...
Warning! This review covers the second book in the Wilderking Trilogy, so there may be spoilers for the first book, The Bark of the Bog Owl. Haven’t read it yet? Check out my review here:
Admittedly, this book felt like a middle book to me as a lot of the plot sets up the next book. But that’s not to say it wasn’t still enjoyable! I’ll be reviewing book 3 on Friday, and that one was undoubtedly my favorite of the series, and I’ll be talking a bit more about the messages that I’ve loved throughout the series then.
Aidan’s character is to be commended, and I love following him as the main character. His ingenuity, quick thinking, loyalty, and humility create a character that the reader can stand behind and enjoy watching him succeed.
Even the minor characters are fleshed out and entertaining! Humor is one of my favorite elements of this book, and definitely something that kept me reading. The tone for most of this series is light, even when the pace is a little on the slower side.
However, I do wish this series was a little longer! I would have loved a sequel or prequel series, even though the plot is complete with just the three books.
This fun, light-hearted series is perfect for readers of all ages! That being said, I do think it would appeal most to a younger audience as it’s a middle-grade series.
– Some implied swearing
Sexual – None!
– Some fighting, but nothing grotesque
– This is a retelling of King David’s rise to the throne of Israel.
– The One God represents Yahweh.
Other – None!
Loyalty, family, redemption, justice, leadership, humility, self-sacrifice, forgiveness
“But where there’s life there’s hope.”
“What do you have that wasn’t given to you? That’s grace, man – what you’re given, not what you deserve…Grace is the very air we breathe…A bird might think he deserves to swim as well as a fish, but if he sits moping on the riverbank instead of using the wings God gave him, the fox is going to eat him…he’s thrown away the grace he was given because it’s not the grace he had in mind…there’s not much hope for a person who won’t live in the grace he’s given.”
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