If you are looking for wholesome, yet exciting, action-adventure novels for your older children who might enjoy fantasy stories such as Lord of the Rings you will want to know about The Peleg Chronicles by Matthew Christian Harding. Members of the TOS Crew received copies of Foundlings (Book One of The Peleg Chronicles). It is distinctively fiction, but it is set in the Old Testament days immediately following Noah’s flood, soon after the Tower of Babel. It is well-researched and carefully written to adhere to a young-earth creationist view of history that includes no magic, no evolution, and no humanism. The second book in the series is called Paladins. Both books are $11.95 each.
Publisher’s synopsis of Foundlings: “In its pages we meet dragons, giants, false priests, the death hunt, an under-city of the Dwarven Brotherhood, and many memorable characters.
The story begins with Lord McDougal and his faithful shield-bearer, Fergus Leatherhead, departing their lands with giants at their backs, while before them lie in wait denizens of the bog-land and forest.
Ever ready to protect and serve others, they gather in tow an assortment of displaced adventurers and find themselves embroiled in a mysterious search for the foundlings: orphaned Thiery with his companion Horatio the white wolf, and Suzie who has been deceitfully retained by the thieves Elvodug and Flemup.
Others also seek the foundlings, and their purposes are most sinister – Dragon Priests who practice cozen sacrifices, and their leader Count Rosencross who is torn by his God given conscience and his pursuit of personal glory.
Onward toward the city of Hradcanny they travel, meeting with treachery, beast attacks, camaraderie and psalms of praise with an eye toward the gospel. Though their battles are at times fierce and the outcomes uncertain, the author maintains the integrity of these noble characters, who through weakness are made strong by Him in whom they trust.
Foundlings weaves together the Biblical principles of chivalry, truth, courage, duty, faith and love within the framework of Genesis, and a bold adherence to its historicity. It’s an exciting page turner that leaves you wanting more, but more importantly it leaves the reader with Godly heroes to think on and emulate, and a young earth creationist view of history that conforms to the Word of God.”
You can see what Crew members had to say about this book by clicking on the links below
Special thanks to First Mate Karla from Roads to Everywhere for writing this post.