Review! Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn

3 Sep

sirkayeLegend of the Forest Beast

Series: Sir Kaye the Boy Knight #3 (#1, #2)

Written by Don M. Winn

Illustrated by Dave Allred

178 pages – ages 7+

Published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, LLC on July 8, 2016

Synopsis- Sir Kaye, the boy knight, is back on another adventure! He and his two friends, Reggie and Beau, were at the castle when it is found out that the royal tutor has gone missing! And recently a man was just escaped from prison who was put in there because of the tutor. Can this be foul play? But anyway, this is Kaye’s first adventure not involving the castle! It’s his chance to earn his knight name – like Sir Griswald the Patient or Sir Harry the Just! This is his big opportunity to prove that he’s a great knight!

What I Thought- This was a nice installation in the Sir Kaye series. Winn’s writing style is perfect for his young audience. Winn shows that Medieval times were harsh and not always as wonderful as we sometimes imagine. I like that the books have a way of not hiding the fact that death happens, but also keeping it appropriate for the younger readers. I like the character development in this book. Kaye and Reggie both grow as people in very different aspects. They mature as the story goes on and we learn more about who they are as a people. The book is a nice look into medieval life, while also teaching good morals such as honesty, trustworthiness, and many more. There are also really neat black-and-white illustrations throughout the book. I really enjoy this series!

I give this book five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

9 Responses to “Review! Legend of the Forest Beast by Don M. Winn”

  1. Catherine Johnson September 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

    Very intriguing, Erik!


  2. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews September 3, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Interesting. Will Sir Kaye the boy knight be his title or does it change? Sounds like a nice series.


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks September 16, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

      A knight name is what the people of the villages name you, based on your attributes. Before, he was just “Sir Kaye” (The “boy knight” part is just part of the series’ title)


  3. Patricia Tilton September 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Great series for boys. Like books about the medieval period.


  4. Olivia September 7, 2016 at 9:22 pm #

    Sounds really cool!



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