Free Reading Gadiantons and the Silver Sword –

They Came From The Past To Retrieve Something Stolen Something Eviland Only Jim Hawkins Stands In Their Way Chris Heimerdinger, LDS Master Of High Adventure, Reunites The Compelling Characters From His Best Selling Novel, Tennis Shoes Among The Nephites, In An Explosive Saga That Transports You From The Familiar Settings Of Utah And The American West To The Deep And Shadowy Jungles Of Southern Mexico Jim Hawkins, Still Unable To Remember His Former Adventures Among The Nephites, In Nevertheless Haunted By Fleeting Images He Can T Seem To Connect With Any Particular Source Vivid Memories Are Returned To Him Bit By Bit When Strange And Ancient Visitors Suddenly Interrupt His Life One Desperate For His Help, Others Desperate For Revenge Be A Part Of The Excitement As Jim Hawkins, Jennifer Hawkins, And Garth Plimpton Embark Upon The Most Thrilling And Hazardous Quest Of Their Lives One That Teaches Them The True Meaning Of Valiance In These Latter Days And Where Every Step Of The Way They Are Pursued By Darkest Of Villains

10 thoughts on “Gadiantons and the Silver Sword

  1. says:

    I really liked this book The first one was fun and surprisingly well written This one was even better I especially liked the familiar setting of BYU Since the characters were closer to my age this time, I really became involved in a way I never could with the first book The moral lessons taught were incredibly insightful and true I found myself thinking about my own problems as the main character was dealing with his Besides that, the action was great, the plot fun, and the characters intriguing I really love these books now and it will be hard not to finish the rest of them.

  2. says:

    I read Tennis Shoes Gadiantons and the Sliver Sword This was a great book for me I enjoyed it very much But I have to tell ever one that if you are not LDS then a lot of the anicent people spoken of in these book you will have no idea lived at all But if you are LDS I would say this book is ment for you You can read it for yourselve and deiced if you share my opion or not I wish this book was longer because I think Chris Heimerdinger could have throw in small problems so the book could get longer.I want to tell you about what happens in this book but I do not want to give away any thing so I will try to tell you what happened with out making it boring to read In the book the main chacter Jim Hawkins Interacts with the ancient people of america and some of the most dangeous men from the whole Book of Morman, a LDS book of scpiture, Jim who is at school at BYU goes home for the hoildays and is attacked By the Gadiantons and asked where he put the sword he tells them he does not know where it is.Jim ends up trying to destroy the sword and is in a consant combat with the Gadiantons he ends up working with a ancient warior who helps him in his quest.I would tell any LDS teen to read this book.

  3. says:

    I thought this book a good sequel I was shocked that it had the main characters from the first book being so much older And since I was 11 or 12 and reading about college aged students, I felt rather distanced from the characters I also remember having such a dark feeling from this book so much evil involved and how the characters were affected by it I think it may have been a good lesson to my young self don t even go near evil, for its effects will manifest themselves in and around you somehow.

  4. says:

    I haven t yet finished this book, but it s terrible I m 70 pages into it and the author is throwing out Mormon culture references as if saying that it s LDS fiction isn t enough to establish that it s LDS fiction Now that he s called BYU God s Land, I wouldn t be opposed to using this book as fire starter.If you want a good story, stick with Lord of the Rings this book is obviously modeled on a borrowed plot with very poor execution The fact that this averages 4.09 stars really makes me wonder how selectively people are giving out stars.

  5. says:

    This is not really for kids, since some of the themes are quite mature for them and the main characters are college students It feels appropriate for a teen audience however, the kids were adamant that we continue the saga, and the book doesn t contain anything objectionable, so I acquiesced The kids generally enjoyed it but were less than enthusiastic about the romantic elements, which fortunately were few.

  6. says:

    The second book in the tennis shoes series, this book is a good change from going back to the time of the nephites, to remaining in present times and having a group of gadianton thugs as the protagonists I believe it is the only one in our series set entirely in the present day, but it still brings the nephites to life.

  7. says:

    6 16 2017 I had remembered quite a bit of this one, especially the doctrinal discussions between Garth and Andrew Those had quite an impact on me back in the day I think this one holds up even better than the first one It s grounded and shows increased maturity from the writer.

  8. says:

    Book 2 of the Tennis Shoes series by Chris Heimerdinger finds Jamie now called Jim Hawkins a returned missionary who is attending BYU, and he doesn t recall the adventure that happened when he and his friend, Garth Plimpton, were only 13 But things set in motion by that first visit to Ancient American civilizations impact his current setting and he must battle the thoughts and temptations of a powerful object that entices him to trust its power.It s an entertaining story, to be sure, as they travel to Mexico with the silver sword of Coriantumr to return the sword where it belongs, and it s a fun adventure for adults as well as for young readers.

  9. says:

    I listened to this many years ago with my parents and siblings and loved the adventure and suspense Listening to it this last week or two with my children, the suspense was as pulsating as it was then But I m someone who is able and ready to suspend reality and jump into a story unless the kissing and swearing is liberally spread just to be there and not to move things along This book didn t have those problems Thank goodness.I love this sequel to Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites If you do not know terminology from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints both doctrinal and cultural and please don t mistake the one for the other , this book is going to be a bit like a foreign language to you Those terms are familiar to me so I was fine My kids weren t so we had many discussions about what was real, what is really in the Book of Mormon, what about questions and church history and many It was a good experience and they loved it as much as I did.I appreciate the differences in all the characters Jim s than occasional ambivalence to what is important to others, Garth s unshakable faith, Renee s encouragement, Jenny s personality and all the side characters in between every twist and turn of the plot Is this doctrine No But it s an enjoyable tale with elements of history and scripture and one of my favorite descriptions of faith in fictional literature.

  10. says:

    Plot Jim, Jennifer, and Garth are all grown up now and have their own lives Their past adventures still linger in their minds, and they think about it all the time They go on another adventure in the jungles of mexico They are braver and courageous than ever They embark on their journey to save something from people of the past Character Jim has changed a lot and is different than Garth Jim is brave and is fearless Garth is still himself but has gained some bravery and courage from his past journey They both have gained a lot of knowledge from their journeys Theme Sometimes in life a person may think they don t have the courage to do something they aren t comfortable with because they might get hurt or damaged, but we have to push through and find that courage to better ourselves We will gain much knowledge and courage from it Opinion I really like this book, it has many of the same twists and turns as the first book but is way better I like the way it still reminds you of the first book but still adds on to it even It was a very good book and I will be reading the rest of this series.