Death of a King
This is definitely a unique story line I felt it was geared more towards tweens and if you are a fan of the Ranger’s Apprentice then I think this story will quickly suck you in. Death of a King takes readers to the Scottish Late Middle Ages with a time-travel twist. I feel this aspect could totally have been taken out, and the story, with all of its rich historical content and placing Alex directly in the late thirteenth century, would have still made for a phenomenal read. The author, Andrew H. Vanderwal, includes just enough Scottish accent to give culture to the context but not to the point of causing difficulties when reading. If you have watched enough movies or know even the faintest about Scottish history, you will be enamored at the world building and story line that easily flow from cover to cover.
Overall, I liked the premise of this book; I felt it is an appropriate and enjoyable read for all ages, which is a major value for many families. Don’t forget to read the prequel Battle for Duncragglin first. I would definitely recommend this book.
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