I’m so proud of Joe. His first book, Between Two Kingdoms, was just released. Even though he had given me a pdf earlier, there’s something about holding an actual book (with a very cool cover) when you’re reading a fantasy novel, so I just finished it last night.
For those of you who haven’t met Joe, he’s the real deal. Over the last two-and-a-half years, we’ve become fast friends…and I can’t imagine doing ministry without him. With that, I’d like to give my ringing endorsement of BTK:
Joe Boyd has written a page-turner in this fast-paced fantasy of a Dark Prince’s shadowy rule over a land where the True King is slowly being forgotten and usurped. With masterful storytelling and deft cliffhangers closing each chapter, readers are easily drawn into this sharply-imagined novel. A clever plot device poses the inhabitants of the real Prince’s Upper Kingdom as eternally seven-years old, making their risky life-and-death mission into the Lower Kingdom a more powerful allegory. Lovers of fantasies from C. S. Lewis to J. K. Rowling rejoice: a new author has delivered the goods! And with a parable that will rattle your view of “real” life.
There you have it. And have fun devouring Joe’s book.