Between Two Kingdoms

Between Two Kingdoms In this work of allegorical fantasy author Joe Boyd takes us on a pilgrimage to a land of two kingdoms but only one true King An ancient land where children never grow old A living land where foun

  • Title: Between Two Kingdoms
  • Author: Joe Boyd
  • ISBN: 9780784723586
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this work of allegorical fantasy, author Joe Boyd takes us on a pilgrimage to a land of two kingdoms, but only one true King An ancient land, where children never grow old A living land, where foundations grow in trees and rivers sing and breathe But also a dying land, where the darkness of a false prince threatens to swallow everything in its shadow.Enter the adventIn this work of allegorical fantasy, author Joe Boyd takes us on a pilgrimage to a land of two kingdoms, but only one true King An ancient land, where children never grow old A living land, where foundations grow in trees and rivers sing and breathe But also a dying land, where the darkness of a false prince threatens to swallow everything in its shadow.Enter the adventure with Tommy, a child of the Great King, as he and his friends accept the challenge to live as grown men and women in the Lower Kingdom where hope is hidden, vision is clouded, and pride twists truth into a beautiful yet deadly deception.

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    1. This was a beautifully written, endearing story. Tommy, along with his friends, all live in the Upper Kingdom with the Great King and the Good Prince. They are eternally 7 years old, and it shows through their adorable innocence. And yet, because they are eternally 7, they also have life experience which allows the reader to relate to them as if they are adults. And when they go into the Lower Kingdom, that is what they become.The Lower Kingdom is populated by miserably, unhappy people who don't [...]

    2. I hesitated to start this book. I both love and hate Allegories. I love fairy tales. I love fantasy that hints of the eternal. (As long as there aren't too many vowel-laden names. Arkeunm and Eothyruit and their sister Oeasterrnieaususghua, for instance.) However. I really, really hate slogging through a story that is EXACTLY the story of the bible, only with random substitutions just for substitutions sake.But my bestie-in-law gave this to me with a note that she loved it. So though, initially, [...]

    3. What a neat book! This book went directly from my hands to Jordan’s desk with the instructions to read it. (For those of you with kids, Jordan is 11. I think this would be a great read for him yet I enjoyed it a lot also!)This adventure starts with Tommy, who is a child of the Great King and a friend of the Good Prince, the son of the King. If you’re a Christian, you can see where this is going. Tommy must go to the lower kingdom, and there he helps to rescue a friend of his. The friend hims [...]

    4. I didn't hate this book but I can't say I really liked it either. BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS is one big allegorical tale that was both challenging and easy to get through. Not being very religious myself I found it a bit redundant and sometimes annoying to read and re-read the religious references spread throughout the unique tale. Now most of that annoyance is directed towards myself for not realizing what exactly this book was about. When I was asked to review BETWEEN TWO KINGDOMS I simply skimmed t [...]

    5. This book was such a unique read for me that I can't recall reading anything of this nature, with the one exception of The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, which is also allegorical in nature. The story in Between Two Kingdoms is told as a story that I think young children could appreciate just as well as adults because of the simplistic nature of the text. What intrigued me about this book was trying to figure out what each element of the story represented in reference to the Bible. Some thin [...]

    6. I was sent this book from FSB to read and give a review. Please read disclaimer.Between Two Kingdoms by Joe Boyd is an allegory ,very much so. Even if you have just a passing knowledge of Christianity you will be able to figure out what most of this book is trying to convey.That being said I found this book very entertaining and I think that the intended audience of preteen and early teens will find this book very exciting and enjoyable, especially boys. The two kingdoms in question are the Uppe [...]

    7. "A book is a dream that you hold in your hand." -Neil Gaiman.Gaiman's quote suits this book wonderfully because the general atmosphere of this book reminds me of a wild and whimsical dream.From the treehouses, the creatures, and the unforgettable chocolate chip cookies, Boyd takes his readers on a magical ride through a dreamscape that mirrors that of the Christian spirit world.Despite it's enjoyable mood and deep messages, this wasn't as well written as I would have liked. Some more time spent [...]

    8. A mini-reviewI read this book very quickly over the summer, mainly because a friend of mine was reading it as well. I remember enjoying it and being strongly reminded of the Narnia series. That may mean different things to different people: Between Two Kingdoms seemed like a highly allegorical read. Now, I absolutely love allegory - it's my favorite type of literary device, mainly because I find them so clever. However, some people avoid allegories like the plagueI have no idea whybut I will say [...]

    9. I was a disappointed in this book. The characters were too shallow and the storyline never truly developed into anything compelling. Since the beginning of the book, I kept waiting for the storyline to establish itself and the book to take off. Once I reached the half-way point of the book, I had the sinking feeling that the book was not going to develop to anything beyond a "skipping-stone" plot sequence. The book kept moving forward, but without any development of characters or meaning behind [...]

    10. If you think of this books as a sort of thought experiment - an attempt to tell an allegorical story that reflects your conceptions of faith - then I think you are more likely to be generous in your assessment.The story is rather simply and the larger allegorical symbols are rather obvious. It is a quick read and has some interesting well done elements.But other elements are mysterious if not outright confusing (why perpetually seven?; the kids eating ice cream and cookies; etc.).The characters [...]

    11. This was an interesting and easy read, a parable of sorts filled with decent metaphors for the Christian life. The short chapters kept it moving along, but the narrator's POV changed too frequently for my taste.Like almost every book in this genre, it's a little wishy-washy on some doctrinal areas (missing BIG things like atonement and God's justice) that I wish had been cleaner, but I found it helpful on others. I would recommend it if you're looking for Christian overtones, but don't use it fo [...]

    12. This book was ok, but definitely for Christians looking for a Christian read. I thought it got pretty boring, but it was an interesting concept.

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