The King’s Trial by M. L. Farb

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
4.3 Llamas


Ok, this book is pretty cool! I received this book as a eBook from the author, (Thanks Ms. Maria!!!!!!! I LOVED IT!!!) and I must say the book, the characters, the PLOT LINE… Awesome! (Not to mention the super-cool-amazing cover!!!!) This is definitely a book for teens to read like NOW!

I was a little bit worried at first cause I saw the word ‘shadow demon’ but when I realized there wasn’t any demons it was just Yosyph coming out of the shadows scaring people while rescuing prisoners, I was like, “Ha! Jokes on you silly guards!!!”.  And there are people who can shadow walk in the book too, which means you separate yourself from your emotions and then you turn invisible. (Which is COOL!) I wouldn’t call it magic, but I did pt it under Magic Alert.

The book is Christian-friendly, but a lot of the time there is mention of ‘gods’. Like Yosyph, the main character, knows there’s one God (Jesus!) but I think everyone else thinks there’s other gods… Weird, but still Christian-friendly! (Though it can be confusing.)

Over all, I do totally suggest this book to teens! It is Christian-friendly and very clean to read. Plus… IT’S JUST PLAIN AWESOME!!!!! (I am TOTALLY going to try and get this book in paper back!!! And the 2nd one too!!!!!!!!) I hope you all have a wonderful day, and want to read this book! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • VERY cool adventure!
  • Awesome book for boys!!!!!!!
  • Just plain amazing book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Violence
  • Mention of shadow demons (which aren’t demons)

In a land where stories of the Shadow Demon keep children shivering in bed and tales of the Yorel bring hope to the commoner, Yosyph is both the reason for their fear and their hope.

By day Yosyph appears nothing more than a mute tavern-hand. By night he plans a revolution and slips through shadow, rescuing those marked for death by the xenophobic queen.

When he learns that thousands of his people will be sent as slaves to the mines, he must choose—fight the royal army with an ill-prepared rebellion or journey to the land of his ancestors through the deadly King’s Trial. If he succeeds, he’ll win his kin’s loyalty and their help.

His journey grows complicated when he rescues a maiden and enrages a prince, but if he doesn’t return with help in time, the people he’s loved and secretly served will be gone.

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