Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Book Review: The Huguenot Sword

About The Book: In the time of Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu, when being a Protestant could mean death, The Huguenot Sword roamed the streets of Paris by night, defending those faithful to the young heretical religion. The nobility scorned them as ruffians. To the oppressed Protestants they were saviors, but to the Cardinal’s Guards they were a pestilence needing to be terminated.
The situation becomes desperate when those in power launch a bold plan to destroy the group. One wrong move can be fatal. But the ordeal of Paris pales in comparison to the possible annihilation of the faith and people at the Battle of La Rochelle.

My Review of the Book: 
I was first attracted to this book because I'm a fan of Shawn Lamb's work. I also recently found out that my mother's side of the family were Huguenots.This story gives life to the history of the Hugenots and well as their plight. The story reminded me of The Three Musketeers,  the Scarlet Pimpernel with a little bit of the Princess Bride thrown in.  Shawn Lamb does an excellent job of exploring how young adults view faith and how they ultimately must decide what they believe and how their beliefs will affect the rest of their lives. I'm thankful the author put a character list in the front of the book. I often got the names mixed up. 
Overall I think the Huguenot Sword is an excellent read! It's a great mix of action, adventure and faith! 

About the Author: 
Shawn Lamb has written for children's television and has won several screenwriting awards, including a Certificate of Merit from the American Screenwriters Association. She is active in various church ministries and has created her own curriculum based upon Proverbs 31. Shawn lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband of 25 years and their college-aged daughter.

Click here to watch a preview of the book on YouTube
Click here to read my reviews of her Allon series 
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