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The Sapphire Knight
The Sapphire Knight: The Bard Series is a 123-page fantasy novel written especially for young men - a
book meant to kindle the joy of reading in boys. A rousing saga of good versus evil, quests, magic,
fierce battles and a mysterious beautiful girl, The Sapphire Knight is an adventure sure to excite and
enthrall to the very last page. Highly recommended, especially for public library children's
- Children's Bookwatch, February 2009
The story starts off with a young man traveling through the night, who stumbles upon an old man
huddled by a campfire. The older man offers to tell a story and share the campfire in exchange for
food. Grudgingly, the traveler gives up an egg and a chunk of bread to hear the incredible tale that is
THE SAPPHIRE KNIGHT.
I enjoyed THE SAPPHIRE KNIGHT. While we never learn too much about the knight himself, the reader
follows along on the journey to save the music that’s being stolen from the knight’s hold. Along the
way, he comes to realize that its not only there that the music’s been stolen away from, its being
zapped from everywhere and its up to him to set it free. Mr. Sullivan creates an interesting and vivid
world to set the story. From the Lady in White to the supposedly evil Queen of May, the characters are
intriguing, especially the Lady in White’s castle and her defense systems. I especially liked the part
where the knight first meets the Queen of May.
I was glad to see that this is the first book in a series. Hopefully we’ll learn more about the mysterious
knight in future books. An enjoyable historical, THE SAPPHIRE KNIGHT will appeal to readers who
enjoy a hint of sorcery and magic mixed with heroic knights.
- Enchanting Reviews, February, 2009