As book two opens, Aidan is living in the court of King Darrow. He has become best friends with Darrow's son Steren, and he enjoys great favor among the courtiers. But King Darrow's suspicion is growing and his insecurity causes him to hate the young man who saved his kingdom. Concerned about his king's spiral into ever-darker moods, Aidan asks what he can do to help. Darrow sends him on an impossible adventure to the recesses of Feechiefen Swamp, thinking he is sending Aidan to his death. After all, no Corenwalder has ever returned from Feechiefen alive. But Aidan's fate is not sealed yet for Aidan has allies among the feechiefolk who know him as the hero Pantherbane.
The Secret of the Swamp King is another exciting book by Jonathan Rogers! It continues off of the first book in the Wilderking Series, and it is recommended to read book #1 before this one. This book is as good as the Bark of the Bog Owl if not better! Aidan, the main character, is forced into a situation that he eagerly embraces and sets out for the adventure that follows. There is not a dull part in the book! He is forced to show courage, strength and trust in the One God. One of my favorite things about this book is Aidan's friendship with Dobro Tutlebane! I love when those two characters are together! =) This series only gets better!
About the Author:
Jonathan Rogers grew up in Georgia, where he spent many happy hours in the swamps and riverbottoms on which the wild places of The Wilderking are based. He received his undergraduate degree from Furman University in South Carolina and holds a Ph. D. in seventeenth-century English literature from Vanderbilt University. The Bark of the Bog Owl has already found a receptive audience among Jonathan’s own six children. The Rogers clan lives in Nashville, Tennessee, where Jonathan makes a living as a freelance writer. The Bark of the Bog Owl is his first novel.
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