The Lost Medallion is a fast-paced adventure story taking place between the present day and back in time on a native island. It is the story of Billy Stone- the son of an archaeologist who has lost respect among his peers- and his friend Allie- and orphan who is running away. The two are pulled into the past while searching for a medallion that Billy's father has been looking for for years. As the two fight evil natives and make new friends in the past, they struggle to retrieve the lost medallion. They also learn that they have love and significance in Christ.
This was interesting and fast-moving. I really liked the pictures from the movie in the middle of the book. And throughout the book are QR codes that show clips from the movie when scanned. The adventure and occasional violence make it a better choice for older kids- tweens or teens, but the reading level is not difficult, so it's also a good choice for reluctant readers. There is a very good spiritual lesson behind the exciting story. It's not preachy, but it is an obvious message that kids can pick up easily.
I enjoyed this one and look forward to passing it on to my kids. I'd like to see the movie also. I give this one 4 stars and a PG rating (for some action and violence).
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Having completed his new novels The Lost Medallion and A Hidden Treasure, Bill has turned his creativity to his new Children’s novel, Howdy Neighbors.
When Bill isn’t writing a novel, he’s busy directing and producing movies. He recently spent four months in Thailand filming, The Lost Medallion: the adventures of Billy Stone. The movie will be in theaters this fall. When he isn’t working on movies, he’s having fun with his family working their farm.
Alex Kendrick is associate pastor of movie outreach for Sherwood Baptist Church. He is also an actor, writer, and director whose film credits include Facing the Giants, Fireproof, and Courageous. He and his wife, Christina, have six children.
ABOUT THE BOOK
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Lost Medallion, go HERE.