Son of the Age by Lee Bezotte

Son of the Age by Lee Bezotte

  • Spirituality - Moderate
  • Romance - None
  • Violence - Moderate

Twelve-year-old Son loses his mother to a mental institution, and when his father abandons him without a word, he journeys—alone—through the harsh land of Aun to find his mother. Walking west toward faraway Blackcloth with an undersized blanket and a few coins to his name, he battles extreme hunger, exposure, wilderness and cruel highwaymen. When all seems lost, he meets Dulnear, a man of the North, and forms a strange friendship. Together they are tested to the max as they continue Son’s journey to reconnect with his mother.

Son of the Age captures an abused young boy’s feelings of loneliness and rejection in his search to find himself and his roots in a tale of dangerous journeying, friendship and coming of age. The story offers hope to the downtrodden, and encourages faith in the Great Father while employing nice action and the outdoor adventures that boys like. This fantasy reads like a historical—a nice read that could have been better with a less adult sounding, tighter prose and a more even point of view.

Age Range: 10 and up 

Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Action Adventure, Coming of Age

Insparket Media, 2016

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