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The Secret of the Swamp King

Wilderking Trilogy, Book Two
Narrated by: Jonathan Rogers
Length: 4 hrs and 41 mins
5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As book two of The Wilderking Trilogy opens, Aidan is living in the court of King Darrow. He has become best friends with Darrow's son Steren, and he enjoys great favor among the courtiers. But King Darrow's suspicion is growing, and his insecurity causes him to hate the young man who saved his kingdom. Concerned about his king's spiral into ever-darker moods, Aidan asks what he can do to help. Darrow sends him on an impossible adventure to the recesses of Feechiefen Swamp, thinking he is sending Aidan to his death. After all, no Corenwalder has ever returned from Feechiefen alive. But Aidan's fate is not sealed yet, for Aidan has allies among the feechiefolk who know him as the hero, Pantherbane.

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Great second book

Middle books in a series are often wanting. This is NOT the case here! Love the plot twists and turns through a great literary romp!

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Medicine to the soul!

I love this book! I listen to the first book with my children and I could wait to listen to the next. I laughed, cried and was encouraged to “live in the grace I have been given.”Thank you for letting me get lost it this beautiful world for an afternoon!

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Great story!!!!

Awesome! I listened to it like a million times!! The feechies are HILARIOUS. ha-ha-ha-woovh brrrrrrroooo . GREAT sequel .

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Jonathan Rogers did it again!

This second installment to the trilogy was absolutely amazing. We listened to it as a family and loved it! I even teared up when...well, I don't want to spoil the story...I'll just say at the climax. That whole scene was so well written that I got lost in Jonathan Roger's world. To be honest, most of the book, if not all of the book, was like that. I would even venture to say that this book was better than the first, which is saying a lot considering the first book (The Bark of the Bog Owl) has become one of our family's favorite books. This series is a must read and we look forward to listening to it again (they are that good)!

From my 9yr old daughter: I really enjoyed this program. I can't wait for the next book!

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Seemed a little shorter, bit more preferable

I liked the Bark of the Bog Owl, and I do like this sequel. However this one seemed shorter, although it’s only about 20 minutes less on audio. That may just means it flows faster, but I also found it a bit predictable. Lastly, it didn’t bring up the One True God as much, which I found disappointing.

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great continuation of the first book!

this was a great continuation of the first book and makes me excited to share this series with my family.

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  • Hillsdale, MI, United States / Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Another outta-the-park hit!

Jonathan Rogers' rehash/convolution-from King David's tale continues to thrill and elicit pathos for his characters. He owns the art of story-telling without resorting to illicit props like foul language or lewd or grotesque descriptives. OK, there is just enough munching on swamp critters to keep a boy flipping pages looking for the next gem. But all with great concern for God, family, virtue, and stewardship of this amazing planet granted to us for this life. May blessings abound for writer and reader and listener alike.

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A Thrilling sequel

Even better than the first! An amazing journey through the jungles of loyalty and betrayal. We sat around the fire in South African summer night air, listening with our teenage boys. A meaningful and lasting moment.

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The Enjoyment Continues

This is the second book of the series; if you haven’t read book 1 I’d advise you to start there. While I think you could pick up here and move forward, it would be smoother to have the background of Book 1. Plus it’s so enjoyable that I’d hate for you to miss one book of the series (of which I found myself wanting more after completing).
This book is narrated by its author- and he is very easy to listen too. He did an excellent job in both the writing and performance.
The story it’s self is written at a middle grade level so kids can enjoy it. However it also makes an easy - but interesting - read for adults.
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A Delightful Listen

I am listening to this series before I pass them to my son, & I cannot get through them quickly enough. The gospel undertones through a Davidic type main character make the story rich in thought provoking depth & character development. Again, the author as the narrator is phenomenal. I was hoping for a few more barks of the bog owl, but the feechifolk battle cries sustained me. This series is rapidly becoming a top favorite of mine.