"Everything Douglas Bond writes is a fascinating read." Joel Belz, WORLD Magazine
Friday, February 5, 2016
Let the Reader Speak! A 12-year-old's point of view
Whom do you think is Ethan's favorite character?
I received this well-crafted book review from a young man who is an avid reader of my books. I thought I would share it with all of you. Notice this young scholar's vocabulary (Ethan, no doubt, attends the very best of schools...)
Dear Mr. Bond,
Did you have stories as good as yours when you were a boy? I am very
thankful for your books. I own the Crown & Covenant series and the
Faith & Freedom series. I really appreciate your books because they are
written full of adventure and excitement. Of the two that I have read, my
favorite trilogy is the Crown & Covenant. By far my favorite character
is Angus MKethe.
All of your books are written extraordinarily. They are so great because
you skillfully weave history with fiction into splendid stories. The
characters experience history from a real perspective. Also, faith is
included in the story along with action. Impressively, you create
characters that are strong physically and in the faith. Grandfather Sandy
MKethe is an example of that. You write excellent stories as good as gold.
The Crown & Covenant trilogy is the best trilogy. I believe it is the
best because it is action-packed. Sometimes I feel that I can relate to the
characters. They experience trial and hardships. During the trials, they
persevere and stay true to each other and God. I admire that. The three
books are a story of true manhood. You hit the bulls-eye when writing the
Crown & Covenant series.
In my opinion, Angus is the coolest character. He is bright. He is fast. He
is brave. His quick thinking entertains me. Adding to that, his bravery
saved his siblings and nephew. His skill with the bow impresses me the
most. I wish I had his skill. Angus takes first place above all the other
Although all of your books are great, the Crown & Covenant series is my
favorite set. In that series Angus is the best character. I enjoy your
style of writing the most because you weave exciting history and fictional
characters into fun historical-fiction.
Douglas Bond, author of more than 25 books, is husband of Cheryl, father of six, and grandfather of two. He is director of the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, a ruling elder in the PCA, a speaker at conferences, and a leader of Church history tours in Europe.