Prince Kiriath and his father, King Jekoniah, are ambushed by the feared Grishnaki. Kiriath narrowly escapes while his father is taken captive.
The Grishnaki ask for a ransom too great, and time is running out, so Kiriath and his faithful friend Brand set out on a quest to the valley of the Grishnaki to save the king. Will they be able to save Kiriath's father?
An adventure to be sure, though at times I felt there was perhaps a little too much talk as some of the conversations seemed to linger overlong in the same pattern.
Friendships are forged and strengthened, as they join together to fight for The King's life.
In books like these I often have trouble keeping the characters straight with their unique names, but with this book I had no such problem and was able to follow along quite nicely. This book is full of surprises, like flying snakes and other such things that took me by surprise.
Overall, this would be a great book for the 9-16 age group, with admirable heroes who act honorably and have a strong sense of duty. This book made for a fun adventure, that introduced me to a whole new world with unique dangers.
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