King James’ Seventh Company – Young Adult Fiction
“Too many!” cried Tarran, as she let blast the flintlock —
Yes, the obstacles are many, and time is short for the six young members of King James’ Seventh Company. To save Six Companies of scholars, this fellowship of teenagers must cross a most dangerous landscape.
It begins as the simplest of stories: a young book-keeper (Matthias Sykes) is loaned out to one of his firm’s clients. It seems there is some confusion in the client’s ledgers.
Matthias soon finds that the client is the King of England, and there is far more amiss in his kingdom than the ledgers. Dark and deadly forces swirl within Westminster Abbey, where eminent scholars are assembled to produce the world’s greatest book: The King James Bible.
Within these pages, readers will find revenge and heartbreak, anguish and love, secret identities, brave deeds in the face of overwhelming odds — and a new perspective on one of history’s great tales.
A Rabble of Butterflies
I just finished a very interesting and enjoyable book by a very talented author. King James Seventh Company by Tom Durwood immediately captured my full attention thanks to its subject matter and the author’s polished writing skills. Tom Durwood’s writing style reminds me of the great Mr. Steinbeck. Who also was a man of fewer words but thanks to insightful vocabulary choices his words had more dramatic impact. I found that this author created a fun and colorful journey which included historical characters, some factual and some ingeniously fabricated. All were interacting in creative environments which stirred the wonder and excitement of the adventurous young boy within me.
Fiction or nonfiction this story educated and entertained me, page after page. My favorite character being Caiaphas, a man of great responsibility and foresight. He is tasked with observing and documenting historical events with great precision, detail, and diligence. Risking his life to record and then conceal the powerful historical journals for decades. In my eyes, he is a real hero and a mans man through and through. I would like to express my satisfaction with the quality proof and editing which enhanced an excellent writer with a great story. Sadly, I feel that the cover art would not have enticed the young explorer in me to select this book. Thank goodness, my grown-up self has progressed past judging a book by its cover or I would have missed a great read. King James Seventh Company is a book that I would confidently recommend to everyone, especially those who embrace the adventurous child within.