BLOG TOUR / REVIEW - FOR - THE THRONE OF DAVID - BY ANN FARNSWORTH
The book begins when a mysterious letter is delivered to the Prince of Wales 32 years after it was posted. Hinting of a secret royal marriage, the letter raises the specter of an unknown heir to the British throne and sets in motion a desperate race for the truth. The search sets David Lord, an American accountant, against the unlimited resources of the Royal Protection Service (the SO14) who do whatever it takes to protect the King of England.
Critical to settling the issues spawned by the letter is locating the coronation stone, one of the holiest artifacts of the Hebrew nation and a companion to the Ark of the Covenant, of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ fame. The coronation stone legend originates in ancient Israel and travels, over time, to Ireland, Scotland and London. The revered stone is currently on display in Edinburgh castle.
Or is it?
Mounting evidence indicates that the genuine coronation stone disappeared before it ever reached Westminster Abbey. The sacred stone Mr. Lord uncovers could prove the downfall of the House of Windsor or validate their divine right to rule through the ancient Throne of David.
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
I thought this book was so much fun to read. It was far more exciting than I thought it would be.
David Lord is hired to find out if a letter written 32 years earlier is authentic. David had no idea the trouble that letter would bring. It sets a whole string of things into motion.
Peoples lives are in danger, a coronation stone needs to be located, and people are not who they seem to be. While we follow David and his friends in the search to find out if their is another heir to the throne, we realize that there are several families in danger. Someone is killing people that "might" have a claim to the throne. They are going off the year people were born and when they traveled. Who knew traveling to England could result in running for you life.
David is also searching for the original coronation stone, so that it can be put back where it suppose to be. The journey to find the stone some interesting stories are told, and it's so much fun to read. I love it when books tell a story, along with some history as well (whether it's "real" history or fiction). It makes it so much more fun to read.
In the end when the heir is revealed I was surprised because I thought it was someone else the whole time. I do have to admit I am always the last person to catch on...I don't know why, but I am.
I love how the story was told. The writing was wonderful, and the characters were very well developed.
If you like excitement, adventure, and searching for a treasure, you will enjoy this book. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to give anything away. Every time I start writing something I have to delete it because it would "give it away".
I don't think you will be disappointed when you read this one. It's an exciting, page turning adventure.
Source: I was given this book as part of a tour in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ann Farnsworth: author of 10 kids and one novel!
Short and Snappy:
Ann Farnsworth spent a lifetime studying ancient and modern history, and discovered a fascination with the plots used to construct a best-selling novel, a love of precise vocabulary and a true devotion to memorable characters. All of these interests came together and enabled her to write ‘The Throne of David’ when the youngest of her 10 children turned 9.
I have always been a voracious reader and sometime writer even while raising a large family of 10 children. In fact, reading allowed me to escape for a few minutes (or longer) during the day while staying connected to the needs of our family.
Our youngest is now ten and the stories that have been stewing inside my head as I washed dishes, cooked dinner and helped with homework these last 25 years are bubbling up and out of my fingertips. My favorite books to read are Da Vinci Code, Pride and Prejudice, the scriptures, any of the Harry Potter books and of course, Good Night Moon.
It is said that about 80% of us feel we have a book we’d like to write. If I can do it, anyone can. That is the truth!