Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark


Eleven-year-old Jack's ordinary life is upended when mysterious creatures attack his hometown and he is whisked into a fantastical adventure filled with danger at every turn.

Jack learns that most live in a shadow of the world, their vision blinded by invisible scales that have covered human eyes since the beginning of time. But the Awakened experience the world as it truly is, where war rages between good and evil—and Jack is at the heart of it. The Awakened are searching for The Child of Prophesy who will both save the world and destroy it. When Jack joins in their epic battle he must learn to trust his friends and face his fears if he is to make his life count.
  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (September 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781411076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781411073

  • My review: Jack Staples and the Ring of Time by Mark Batterson, Joel N. Clark

    4 STARS

    This is a fantasy, action, YA, children book and a book that keeps your attention till the end.  It is also a clean read.  I liked reading about Jack and his friends.

    There is a Prophesy that has been around since the beginning.  About a child who will be born without scales that will either destroy or save the world.  That will work with the assassin. Both the forces of good and bad want the child.  No one really knows exactly what the prophesy means.

    The characters are ones that I like or ones that are scary and creepy.  Jack is the main character. He is eleven years old.  He is a child of promise.  He can save the world or destroy it.  He has some powers he does not know about let alone can control.

    There is a great twist that only a few know about. Now it comes to light.  The evil forces come to Jack's village to get him. Creatures don't care who they kill to find Jack.

    Jack does not understand why he is special or what is going on.
    The setting is in Ireland, a small village. Travel is by horse or wagon.

    I was not ready for this story to be over and can't wait till the next book comes out.  I hope the writers write fast.

    I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and David C. Cook

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