Written as young adult allegory, Sir Dalton and the Shadow Heart tells the story of young Dalton who is in training to become a Knight of the Prince.
During his training, he meets two new novices who seem to be very zealous in the ways of their King and Prince while the trainer gives advice that seems to be contrary to the King's ways.
This book cuts through the years as if you were watching a Saturday morning cartoon which makes it excellent for a young mind to consume. I passed it on to a teenager friend of mine and they had it read within the day. He loved it!
Dalton makes his way beyond training and, on his first battle mission, gets captured by the evil Lord Drox.
Lord Drox preys on the fears of fellow soldiers and takes Dalton to his cavernous prison. Here, Dalton finds other Knights of the Prince who have given up their zeal and hope of escape.
Following his daring escape, Dalton is mortally wounded by Lord Drox but survives due to the rescue of a mysterious man who claims to collect things and make them like new. For those playing along at home, you should catch on to this allegorical character.
Once healed, Dalton decides to return to the prison and rescue his fellow Knights. But will he overcome his fear of Lord Drox?
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This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.