Friday, August 2, 2013

Book Review: Kiriath's Quest

By Rick Barry
Publication Date: Dec. 10, 2008
JourneyForth Books
ISBN: 9781591669050


Prince Kiriath is just an ordinary guy (albeit a prince) placed in extraordinary circumstances. Rick Barry calls him a reluctant hero.

For generations, the Grishnaki have tried to destroy the people of Shiralla. But never have the they penetrated so deeply into Shiralla territory in great numbers. Then, one morning when King Jekoniah and Prince Kiriath are out for an early morning ride, they are ambushed by a large number of Grishnaki warriors. King Jekoniah is kidnapped, and Prince Kiriath is left for dead.

Thus begins the extraordinary circumstances that make Prince Kiriath into a reluctant hero. The Grishnaki send word that they are holding King Jekoniah for ransom. But the price of the ransom is too high as it will eventually lead to the total destruction of the people of Shiralla. Kiriath sets out rescue his father from the Grishnaki valley.

My Thoughts:

Kiriath’s Quest is full of adventure and action. Facing danger each step of the way, Kiriath sneaks into the valley to save his father. Rick Barry’s writing is smooth and flowing. He holds the reader’s attention and keeps him on the edge of his seat. This novel, written for the teen/young adult audience is well written. I like the use of creatures and objects that can only be found in a book of fantasy. Rick sets the imagination soaring.

The people of Shiralla maintain their standards of integrity while satisfying justice as they deal with those who wish to exterminate them. Kiriath’s Quest makes you think about how you or I might handle situations where we can choose vengeance or mercy. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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