The Book of the King (Wormling Series #1)

The Book of the King (Wormling Series #1)

by Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry
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The Book of the King (Wormling Series #1) by Jerry B. Jenkins, Chris Fabry

“Nothing special” is the best way to describe Owen Reeder—at least that's what he's been told all his life. When a stranger visits his father's bookstore, Owen's ordinary life spirals out of control and right into a world he didn't even know existed. Owen believes the only gift he possesses is his ability to devour books, but he is about to be forced into a battle that will affect two worlds: his and the unknown world of the Lowlands. Perfect for readers ages 10 to 14 who enjoy a fast-paced story packed with action, fantasy, and humor.

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ISBN-13: 9781414301556
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Series: Wormling Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 295,708
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

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The Book of the King (Wormling Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome book. I read the whole seires. Its a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Its an amazing book. Five stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of my favorites. It is about a boy who believes he is nothing special. But one a strange man shows up at his fathers bookstore containing a strange book that captivates owen. Finally when owen gets his hands on this book he realizes that he is worth way more than what he once thought. This is very well written. It is written as a narrator telling this story. This book is meant to be read as a series. I really enjoyed reading these. I believe i have read each of these books ar least five times. I dont normally read jerry b jenkins but these books were supberb. I will not pressure you to read them as some people would. But if you havent read these you are missing a lot. Also i might add that these books added a great deal of characterto my life ( i am thirteen years old female) godd for ages 11+ ( even i could have read them at age 6)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed every page!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is in 3rd person. Narrated by an all knowing power. There are many sidebars by the narrator that are destracting. The story is a fun fast read. All action is quick and with little detail. The are many wonderful passages from "the book" that if read alone give you great paise for though. At the end you are left caring for the characters enough that you want to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend read it and said it was awesome. so im gonna try it. cant wait to read!! here goes nothing. omg im sooo exited to read it!!! the wormling. exited would describe me right now
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found these books to be an excellent series for me and my siblings. The first one is my favorite, and I love the creativity shown by the authors. If you like allegorical fiction, then this book is a great choice. I wish there were a map, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not entirely original for a recent work of fiction to contain an allegorical tale of the end times, so we're probably not surprised with  the arrival of the Wormling series. A Christian series, in fact. I fortunately didn't buy these books, but borrowed them to read  and discovered they're quite simply a waste of time. Let me explain. Most of us are probably familiar with The Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia, and other classic fantasy based stories. These bringing to light some moral points possibly through some biblical analogy. It seems like that may have been the author(s) plan which unfortunately  got side-tracked as they got caught up in the story they were creating.  Yeah, creating. One thing they never tired of was making up new creatures to do their dirty work, namely, to serve the "baddies" and hurt the "good guys". Hideous creature after hideous creature romp through the pages. Some are barely described and others ignored as you wonder what they look like. A few of the characters on the side of the good fall in this vague place as well, though one is described as having the face of a dog and a rat, thick fur (sheep, dog, whatever?), and hooves of a goat---though not in as many words. Come on! They seemed afraid to copy characters/creatures most of us would be familiar with and made up their own (that Erol was a dwarf/Munchkin/elf/what the heck?! The author(s) apparently made up much of these 5 books as they wrote them and they weren't secure in what they were telling.  The last book is by far the worst: the writers hinting, maybe warning the reader at the coming atrocities, yet reveling in the telling. Okay, I know things are terrible and will be for all evil, especially as written in Revelation, but the disturbing accounts here are appalling.  "And her blood", says the Dragon, "shall anoint my throne!" Page after page we hear the same gory phrase repeated carelessly till it's annoying.  Out-of-place modern analogies only contributed to the jumble of confusion. There was even some bathroom humor thrown in, more than likely to appeal to greater crowds of readers. Yet people call this 'clean!' Toilet jokes are not clean, folks!! This is more than appalling in Christian juvenile fiction and probably just another ploy to sell more of this drivel. Chapters are short, only to keep the story moving---and it does, but only on confusing trips seemingly only meant to fill the pages. This is not intended to be a comparison review but if you want a true Christian fiction fantasy, read The Door Within trilogy. Don't read the Wormling series. And please don't give it to your kids.
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Please read all of Owens adventures, Book of the King,Sword of the Wormling,the Changling,The minions of time, and the Authors Blood.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for kids & adults!
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MysteryLoverNV More than 1 year ago
What a fun read this was. Getting the rest of the series and can't wait to read them.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and got it for free. There is no better combo than that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book with all my heart! I got it on mu nook just to see what it was and when i started reading it before i went to bed one night, i couldnt put it down, and finished it. Words cannot express the feelings i now have for this book. Recommend it for any and everyone who loves to read!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your're the kind of person who gets excited over books with alot of chapters, this is for you! 171 pages! This is an exciting christian book that i couldn't put down.
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Very good book. Interesting story. Ending leaves little to desire as the story abruptly ends leaving the reader questioning what happen.
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christinereed More than 1 year ago
This story starts out strong with a captivating mystery surrounding a boy who grew up over a bookstore, run by his father. He encounters more and more fantastic creatures and has to fight for his life, while clinging to a book given to him by a brave man. Owen loves books, but this book draws him like no other. Eventually, he is drawn into another world and the beginnings of a search for the missing son of a king. While the characters and story are interesting, there is not much resolution in this book. It is obviously meant to be read as part of a series. So, very few of the mysteries surrounding Owen have any answers at the end of the book. It's a good read, though, and enough to keep you interested in Owen's life and what's going to happen to him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A-w-e-s-o-m-e AWEOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing,can't wait to read the next book!!!!!!!!!!!