Sunday, 23 June 2013

Lost Prince of Samavia

This book is one of my all time favourite reads!

Have you ever read The Little Princess or Little Lord Fauntleroy? From the bestselling author Frances Hodgson Burnett who wrote the two books mentioned above comes another gripping story.... The Lost Prince of Samavia.

For five hundred years the royal line of Samavia has been in hiding, bound by the oath of the Forgers of the Sword.

A father and son take up their dying country's cause and the dream of seeing its secret king enthroned. Their dream becomes a game. The game becomes a mission.

Then the plan calls father and son to go on different journeys. Samavia waits and hopes that in the end it will bring them both back again to the same place.

Marco Loristan, and twelve year old refugee, and his friend, a hunchback orphan nicknamed The Rat, embark on a dangerous journey across Europe to bring freedom to Marco's beleagured homeland of Samavia.

Frances Hodgson Burnett is a masterful storyteller. This fictional tale of spies, traitors and patriots is so well written the reader is riveted, compelling reading right up to the end! A gripping story, this book will both captivate and delight you as you read it.

We own the abridged edition of the full story, The Lost Prince. I would recommend the abridged version (published by BJU press) for readers 10-12 + as some of the language is advanced. I have not read the full version as we do not own it, but I hope to someday. This book is EXCELLENT!

Upholding good virtues like self-control, discipline, hard work and patriotism, this book would also make for an excellent read-aloud for the whole family. I can assure you that you will not regret getting this book!

Should you be influenced by my review, I do recommend you buy the book. Check it out here.
You will not be disappointed!

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