The Bark Of The Bog Owl by Jonathan Rogers
(The Wilderking Trilogy)

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Twelve-year-old Aidan Errolson comes from a long line of adventurers. His grandparents were among the first settlers of Corenwald’s Eastern Frontier. His father had been one of the kingdom’s greatest warriors. Aidan, on the other hand, lives the quiet, comfortable life of a nobleman’s son. He never has any real adventures, and that, he believes, is the one great injustice of his otherwise happy life. All that will change the day he first hears the bark of the bog owl and meets Dobro Turtlebane. Dobro is one of the feechiefolk—a tribe of half-civilized swamp dwellers who fight too much, laugh too loud, cry too easily, and smell just terrible. But another meeting on that remarkable day may change Aidan’s life even more profoundly. Bayard the Truthspeaker arrives with a startling pronouncement: Aidan Errolson will grow to be the Wilderking—the long-prophesied wild man who will come out of Corenwald’s forests and swamps to lead the kingdom back to its former glory. There’s just one question: Is Bayard the Truthspeaker a prophet or a madman? This initial installment in The Wilderking Trilogy is sure to capture the hearts of young and old, boys and girls alike. Written in the same fashion as The Lord of the Rings or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Bark of the Bog Owl, as the author says, will help “direct a God-fearing boy’s sense of adventure and warrior spirit – his God-given wildness.”

About Jonathan Rogers

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No matter what he is writing, Jonathan Rogers is motivated by the astonishing reality of God's transforming grace in the lives of human beings. He is passionate about seeing the truths of Scripture bear fruit in the lives of students - lives of integrity, purpose, and joy. That passion is reflected in his books, including "Words to Live By for Teens, What Really Counts for Students, " and his Wilderking Trilogy of adventure novels - "The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, " and "The Way of the Wilderking". Jonathan holds a PhD in English literature from Vanderbilt University. He lives with his family in Nashville Tennessee.
Published May 15, 2013 by Rabbit Room Press. 245 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Rogers takes biblical fiction to a new level in an imaginative fantasy rendition of the story of King David that both enchants and entertains. Young Aidan Errolson of Longleaf Manor longs to be a w

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In a lively read, Rogers transplants the story of David from the Old Testament to a medieval fantasyland.

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Aidan's quiet life comes to an end when he meets young Dobro Turtlebane in the opening chapters of The Bark of the Bog Owl, a new fantasy novel by Jonathan Rogers.Dobro is one of the feechiefolk, a tribe of swamp dwellers who, while wild in appearance, actions and smell, are wise in their own way.

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Adrian’s father views the king as the one anointed by God – although obedience to God should always come first – and these views are reflected in Adrian’s wise choices.

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