Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Foundlings – Book One of The Peleg Chronicles


Zoe & Sozo Publishing

Foundlings, the first book in The Peleg Chronicles, is an exceptional work of historical fiction that takes place soon after the tower of Babel dispersion.  It is filled with adventure, excitement, intrigue, dragons and the Word of God. 

No Magic.  No Evolution.  No Humanism.  No Compromise!   How is that for an awesome motto?  The author, Matthew Christian Harding, takes these standards seriously.  The result is a story you can trust to be Biblically and historically sound, interesting, well written and glorifying to God.

Both of my sons, ages 15 and 16, greatly enjoyed the book.  The real surprise is that I loved it too!  This is not the type of story I would normally read for enjoyment.  However, I am so thankful that I was asked to review this title.  Otherwise I would have missed out on an excellent story!  I am going to get the next book in the series as soon as possible. (I plan to read it first before I let the boys in on it!)

Here is a summary of Foundlings from the publisher:

Foundlings, book one of The Peleg Chronicles 
is Historical Fiction that takes place in the 
time period of Peleg, soon after the tower of 
Babel dispersion. In its pages we meet 
dragons, giants, false priests, the death hunt, 
an under-city of the Dwarven Brotherhood, 
and many memorable characters.

The story begins with Lord McDougal and his 
faithful shield-bearer, Fergus Leatherhead, 
departing their lands with giants at their 
backs, while before them lie in wait denizens of 
the bog-land and forest. 

Ever ready to protect and serve others, they 
gather in tow an assortment of displaced 
adventurers and find themselves embroiled in 
a mysterious search for the foundlings: 
orphaned Thiery with his companion Horatio 
the white wolf, and Suzie who has been 
deceitfully retained by the thieves Elvodug and 

Others also seek the foundlings, and their 
purposes are most sinister - Dragon Priests 
who practice cozen sacrifices, and their leader 
Count Rosencross who is torn by his God given 
conscience and his pursuit of personal glory.

Onward toward the city of Hradcanny they 
travel, meeting with treachery, beast attacks, 
camaraderie and psalms of praise with an eye 
toward the gospel. Though their battles are at 
times fierce and the outcomes uncertain, the 
author maintains the integrity of these noble 
characters, who through weakness are made 
strong by Him in whom they trust.

Foundlings weaves together the Biblical
principles of chivalry, truth, courage, duty,
faith and love within the framework of Genesis,
and a bold adherence to its historicity. 

The author is a homeschooling father of four.  He has a wonderful testimony on his website about how he came to the Lord.  You can read it here.

Also on his website is a fascinating timeline detailing the days of Peleg, and an extensive list of scriptures that discuss giants and dragons.

So far there are two books published in The Peleg Chronicles, Foundlings and Paladins, with more in the works.

The books are $11.95 each and if you order them through the author's website you will receive an autographed copy and free shipping!  You can also purchase the books through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Matthew Christian Harding has created something truly special in this series of books.  

As a member of the TOS Crew, I received a copy of Foundlings for free for the purpose of providing an honest review.

Check out reviews by other TOS Crew members at The Old Schoolhouse Blog.



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