“Long ago, these hills were Inca land.” She slowly swept her right hand over the hills behind us. “All authority lay in the ruler, the Inca. They said he was divine. All gold belonged to him.”
She looked toward the coast, a dim blue mist on the horizon. “The Spaniards came. They wanted gold. They got gold. But not all the gold.”
Lawrence and Chester Stoning are twins, but like Jacob and Esau of old they have little else in common. Lawrence is a realist, fascinated by the study of science, mathematics, and history, while Chester longs for the knightly adventures of chivalrous times past — hard-fought battles, gold-filled caves, damsels in distress.
When Chester’s impetuosity engages the unlikely pair as bodyguards to a Spaniard and his beautiful ward Pacarina, the twins quickly realize that the 19th century calls for a chivalry of its own. Protecting Pacarina’s secret leads all of them into the steaming jungles and dizzying mountains of Peru, a foreboding territory made all the more dangerous by Lawrence and Chester’s strivings against each other. Can the twins learn to trust God and work together before it’s too late? Or will they fall prey to the mysterious schemes of Pacarina’s enemy — an enemy they know nothing about?
Introduce your boys to solid, God-glorifying fiction which smells of adventure, dominion, and manhood. Brothers at Arms presents a distinctively Christian message set in a world where good masquerades as evil, where foes wear the mask of friendship, and where manhood and unity are put to the test.
For readers 8 to 16 years of age.
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