Google+ Reading Teen: Review: Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd (and chance to win the book)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Review: Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd (and chance to win the book)

Between Two Kingdoms
*Update!  The winner of the book, Between Two Kingdoms is post #5 (Amanda).  Congratulations!  Please email me with your address and I'll get that to you right away!!

From the book:

"The Dark Prince of the Lower Kingdom is plotting against my Father and me.  Freddie is one of my best leaders, but I need more.  I need you in the Lower Kingdom right now." 
Tommy tugged at his lower lip.  "This is really what you want me to do, Prince?"
"Tommy, this is what you were born to do."

There is a land of two kingdom, but only one true King.  A living land, where foundations grow in trees and rivers sing and breathe.  A dying land, where the darkness of a false prince threatens to swallow everything in its shadow.

Tommy, Mary, Bobby and Luke live as children, eternally seven years old, in the Upper Kingdom under the Great King's protection.  Both the Upper and Lower Kingdoms used to be ruled by the Great King, until the Dark Prince, Senkrad, rebelled against the King and split the Kingdoms.  Now the Lower Kingdom, and all of the people in it, are in danger of being cast into eternal darkness by Senkrad's evil plan.

The Good Prince, son of the Great King, asks the children to travel to the Lower Kingdom, where they will become adults, and fight against the evil that is spreading.  There, under the guidance of Pops and Roger, two old men that have been fighting Senkrad for many years, they form a plan to save the people in the Lower Kingdom from the darkness that threatens to engulf them.

Will the children keep the hope, vision, and humility, given to them by the Good Prince, or will they be seduced by the temptations of the Dark Prince?

In this work of allegorical fiction, Joy Boyd takes us on a journey of faith, hope and love, and in the process, makes you think about your own faith journey.  If you enjoy Christian fiction or fantasy novels, check this book out!

*I will be giving my copy of this book to a new or existing follower.  If you would like enter to win the book, leave a comment below (click the comments button) and tell me if you are a new or old follower, and leave your email address.  I will randomly pick a winner this Sunday.  For an extra chance to win, refer a friend and tell them to let me know who sent them!


Parents should know:  Although this book is a clean read, it does have a moderate amount of violence.  For more information, go to Between Two Kingdoms on Parental Book Reviews.

Thanks to Standard Publishing for providing a free review copy.


  1. Hey I'd love the book! I'm a new follower - deivoco[at]gmail[dot]com

  2. Sounds like a great book. I'm a new follower.

  3. I would love a copy of this book. I've heard great things about it. I'm a new follower to the blog.

  4. Thanks for sharing your review and helping us spread the word about Between Two Kingdoms!

    Sarah Felkey
    (Standard Publishing)

  5. I'm a new follower!

    amanda.m.chelle @ gmail dot com

  6. Stopping by from SITS! I am a new follower.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  7. if this is international!

    feeyonachan at

    oh and new follower.


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