The Forgotten Warrior

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Reviewed by McKenzie Stephens, Teen Staff Writer

The Forgotten Warrior by Kathi Oram Peterson. Published by Covenant Communications, Inc.

It had always just been Sydney, Gracie and Mom, but when Mom is diagnosed with cancer - everthing changes. Her dad steps back into her life after 10 years of being out of it. Sydney's black belt in karate won't help her fight these battles. When a gift from a stranger takes her back in time to the land of Zarahemla, Sydney is faced with the threat of fighting in a real war. She has to prove to Captain Helaman that she isn't a threat, and prove to herself that she has enough strength, training, and faith to make it home to her family again.

I enjoyed this book. I have to tell you I wasn't thrilled to begin it, but after reading it I can honestly tell you it is a "page turner" that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. It has many scriptural characters and events. In many other books - too many references detract from the story - but in this book it added a new level. I highly recommend this book and I cannot wait for the sequel!