Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
I await the arrival of Glynn Young's fifth and final novel in his Dancing Priest series like a child excitedly and hopefully counting down the days until Christmas. My reading experience with the first four books have been nothing short of extraordinary, the stories washing over me with the love and grace of God, the characters becoming more like beloved family with each read and reread.
Yes, you heard me right. Glynn is one of the few authors I've relished, whose plots and characters bid me to revisit them again and again. And never have I regretted those times of reunion; I've only been gifted once again by his stories and God-inspired insight into the human condition.
In this review of Dancing Prince, I really don't want to give too much away as to the plot and the eventual outcome. What I want my readers to understand is that no one comes away from reading Glynn's works without feeling the Lord has blessed them.
Prince Thomas is the youngest son of King Michael and Queen Sarah Kent-Hughes. His mother sees, in a visionary way, great promise for Thomas' future, and to secure that premonition, she paints a masterful portrait of her son that points to his life's mission. Michael and Thomas are a father and son at odds, especially after Sarah passes away from leukemia. (Have tissues at the ready.) Their journey, together and apart, provides the road map for Dancing Prince. And one wonders through this, as page after page is turned with eagerness, will they ever make amends?
I'm leaving you at that, my friends, but I do urge you to order the first four Dancing Priest books if you haven't yet read them. You can order them through Glynn's marvelous blog, Faith, Fiction, Friends, or simply type his name in on Amazon.
Thank you, Glynn, for sharing the gift of writing God has given you with all of us! Our lives are richer for it.
About the Author
Glynn Young is an award-winning speechwriter and public relations professional, and a contributing editor at Tweetspeak Poetry. In addition to the novels Dancing Priest, A Light Shining, Dancing King, Dancing Prophet, and Dancing Prince, he is the author of the non-fiction book Poetry at Work, which is one I have read and would also highly recommend. He and his wife, Janet, live in suburban St. Louis.