Hostage Lands (Heroes & History)
|Rating||:||4.92 (893 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||240 Pages|
Historical adventure that demonstrates the cost of following our Lord Christian Book Previews Officially listed as teen fiction, Hostage Lands has an appeal which reaches a larger audience, from approximately 10 years old through adult. Set in English farmlands near the remains of Hadrian's Wall, this historical adventure can be read for its entertainment value alone; but, the reader will also find out what it can cost to be a follower of our L. Chatelaine said Roman/Celtic tale to rival Rosemary Sutcliff. Fifteen-year-old Neil Perkins lived a reasonably good life. He lived on Hostage Heath, a farm near Hadrian's Wall in northern England, and his parents let him go where he please on his four-wheeler, as long as he accomplished his chores. Yes, he had a good life, except for his Latin classes with the ridiculous Miss Klitsa. Perhaps she would have been b. Engrossing Neil Perkins, a fifteen-year-old prankster from northern England, has few greater pleasures than harassing his eccentric Latin teacher, Miss Klitsa. But when an accident on his four-wheeler uncovers some ancient Latin tablets near the ruins of Hadrian's Wall, Neil is forced to cooperate with her in order to translate the tablets, which were written by
Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons.
And they just might learn a little history, a little of God's providence, and a lot of his mercy to his people." --R. C. This story will take your children to Hostage Lands, and at the same time set their imaginations free. McDonald. Hostage Lands will especially delight students of Latin and of Roman history as they recognize terms and customs they've studied embedded in this fast-paced tale." --Starr Meade"Bond transports readers to an epoch of fear, hatred, and treachery—and eternal hope." --James M. Sproul Jr."Enjoyable reading for anyone who likes a gripping adventure story. "Douglas Bond has done it again
Neil Perkins, a Latin student at Haltwhistle Grammar School in England, unearths an ancient Roman manuscript. Not only will you learn the differences between ancient paganism and the primal Christian faith practiced in third-century Britain, but you will discover a more thoughtful approach to life as a result.. Disaffected centurion, Rusticus, serves Rome at Hadrian's Wall, an unruly frontier. He dedicates himself to study Latin and so uncovers a story of treachery and betrayal from the third century. A Celt named Calum, who was deeply changed when he saw Christians martyred in the Roman Coliseum, saves Perkins from a massacre