The Letter for the King

The Letter for the King

By Tonke Dragt

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The thrilling story of one boy's battle against evil set in an enchanted world of chivalry, courage, and true friendship

Sixteen-year-old Tiuri must spend hours locked in a chapel in silent contemplation if he is to be knighted the next day. But as he waits by the light of a flickering candle, he hears a knock at the door and a voice desperately asking for help.

A secret letter must be delivered to King Unauwen across the Great Mountains--a letter upon which the fate of the entire kingdom depends. Tiuri has a vital role to play, one that might cost him his knighthood. He must trust no one. He must keep his true identity secret. Above all, he must never reveal what is in the letter . . .

Tiuri's journey will take him through dark, menacing forests, across treacherous rivers, to sinister castles and strange cities. He will encounter evil enemies who would kill to get the letter, but also the best of friends in the most unexpected places.
Publisher: David Fickling Books
ISBN-13: 9780545819787
ISBN-10: 0545819784
Published on 8/25/2015
Binding: Hardcover
Number of pages: 528

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So it turns out that there was a letter, and there was a king. Three feudal kingdoms, complete with knights and all that: EVIELLAN, DAGONAUT, and UNAUWEN. They are the kingdoms in the book, and Eviellan, as you can see from the spelling, is evil. Or at least, it is ruled by evil humans. Tiuri, a native of The Kingdom of Dagonaut, named after the ruler, King Dagonaut, is going to be a knight. Wow. Knights have cool armor, don't they. But first, he must reflect upon the duties of a knight, but his concentration is broken by a mysterious person banging on the door and asking to be let in. The human is a squire, and he tells Tiuri to deliver a strange and scary letter to a knight, one with a white shield and black armor. The knight then tasks Tiuri with an arduous task, to deliver a letter all the way to Unauwen, before dying a horrible death because some Red Riders, horsemen from Eviellan wearing red armor have mortally wounded him. "My feet are going to be tired." Tiuri thinks, and then he takes the man's black horse, which he gifted to him, and rides on. A quest has begun, it seems. So, I shall now rate this book. Laura Watkinson did a great job translating the book. (It was originally in Dutch.) The book has an old-fashioned style, so some readers may not want to read it maybe. The descriptions are nice, and it is filled with action in most parts. However, the book was not very deep; there was character development, but they could have more character. Overall, people who wish to read classics and/or fantasy will like this book