Thomas was raised hearing about the "Immortals," and knowing his destiny was intertwined with the destiny of these mysterious people. Yet he has no idea who the "Immortals" really are. All he knows is that he must set forth on a journey to accomplish the one task that is set clearly in front of him, and to conquer all that seems unable to be conquered in the process. Along the way he meets several very interesting and mysterious characters in their own right; a knight, a pickpocket and an attractive young woman. Will Thomas fulfill his destiny or die in trying?
This book is the first in the series Merlin's Immortals by Sigmund Brouwer. The second book is slated to be available early 2013. I would highly recommend this book both to teenagers (recommended for ages 12 and up) and adults. The plot is well thought out and the characters are engaging and do not seem trite. I give The Orphan King a 4 out of 5 stars!
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