Today I am delighted to present the final book in the Tales of Faith series by Amanda Tero! (Remember when I featured The Secret Slipper?)
Don’t the covers look nice all together? (Okay, maybe everyone doesn’t admire book covers for their own sake like I do.)
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sheriff Feroci is now lord over the province, and Abtshire has become a pit of injustice. Being forced into the lord’s service does not give Dumphey as many opportunities to help the poor as he desires. When attempts on his life drive him into the forest, this freedom opens a world of possibilities for helping others. But how can he do so when he is running for his life? And does God want him to do more than simply feed the poor?
Noel has always hidden behind the shadow of his older brother, Dumphey. When life forces him to stand on his own, will he still follow God in the corrupt world in which he lives? Would God really call him to do something that is beyond his power to do?
As Lord Feroci’s sinister plot comes to light, each lad has a choice to make. A choice that could cost them their lives.
Or, better yet, you can order a signed paperback copy of Protecting the Poor here!
If you’ve read the first two, then you’ll love seeing old friends in Protecting the Poor, but you don’t have to read them in order. You can dive right into the last book. It’s an excellent story for young readers (ten and up, I’d say), but as with all Amanda’s historical books, I wouldn’t classify it as strictly a “children’s book.”
Now, the things I loved about this story… The medieval setting: it’s a fictional country, but the well-researched details ground you beautifully in the time period (and okay, I’m a little stuck on the Middle Ages). The cool details about archery (I mean, what’s not to love about an old-fashioned longbow?). The characters: as mentioned, it was fun to see characters from the previous books, but the new ones were great too, all with their own personalities. The deep themes: forgiveness, vengeance, active obedience to God, and the excellent, oft-asked question, “Do the ends ever justify the means?”
In short, this book made me think, and that’s one of the highest compliments I can give a story.
And now, one of Dumphey’s friends has agreed to join us on the blog today!
Betin, thank you so much for visiting with us. You earned my respect as I read Protecting the Poor, and I’m delighted you’ve agreed to answer a few questions about the story.
1) When Dumphey first meets you, you have been living in the forest for some time. What caused you to take refuge there?
I used to help at the candlemaker’s shop with my sister, Lydda. After our father passed on (Mother passed when we were babes), Sheriff Feroci was holding me to unjust taxes higher than I could afford. He threatened to drive me to the barracks to make me pay, but I couldn’t do that to Lydda. Being hidden away in the forest was safer than the threats of a soldier’s life.
2) In your estimation, what is Dumphey’s greatest weakness? What is his greatest strength?
Dumphey is a great friend. To some, the way he naturally assumes leadership or voices his opinion could be seen as a weakness. To me, it was a great blessing. His strength is definitely in being bold to do what he believes he ought to.
3) Why did you think Dumphey would make a good leader for your band?
Dumphey made me realize how inactive I had truly been. We were hiding from Lord Feroci, yes, but he made me yearn to push forward and actually do more than just hide and prepare. He knew what steps to take next and was also bold enough to stand up for what was right even when very few of the group agreed. He was a natural choice for the leader of our band.
4) If you could have one wish come true, anything, what would you choose?
My greatest wish is peace on earth. That there would be no Feroci’s to fight against. No Abtshire to flee from. No tyranny.
5) Is there anything else you would like to share with readers of this story?
Glean from the lesson of hope and courage in “Protecting the Poor” and apply it to your own lives. I think, in some small way, everyone has an Abtshire situation they face in their lives.
About the Author
Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continues to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.
It wouldn’t be a release party without a giveaway! One U.S. Winner will receive the complete paperback Tales of Faith series, and one International Winner will receive the complete eBook series.
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And if you haven’t checked out the first two books in the series, you really should.
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Hope you enjoyed this peek at Amanda’s newest book!
Shout-out to all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in the release of Protecting the Poor!
Monday – August 26, 2019
With a Joyful Noise – Protecting the Poor Release Post
Life of Heritage Corner – Interview, Review, Giveaway
Great Books for God’s Girls – Interview, Review
Peculiar Miss Darcy – Character Interview
Honey Rock Hills – Review
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post
Tuesday – August 27, 2019
We’ve Got Pockets – Review
Maidens for Modesty – Giveaway, Guest Post
A Brighter Destiny – Spotlight
Wednesday – August 28, 2019
Soldier Girl Stories – Interview
Purposeful Learning – Spotlight, Guest Post
Thursday – August 29, 2019
Rachel Rossano’s Words – Spotlight, Guest Post
In the Bookcase – Review, Giveaway
Friday – August 30, 2019
Losing the Busyness – Spotlight, Review, Giveaway
Resting Life – Guest Post
Saturday – August 31, 2019
Blossoms and Blessings – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post
God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae – Review
Reading on the Edge – Spotlight
Verbosity Reviews – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
Monday – September 2, 2019
With a Joyful Noise – Giveaway Winner Announced
A sneak peek at Amanda’s new release…