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The Light of Eidon Abramm has dedicated the last eight years of his life to becoming worthy to touch and tend the Sacred Flames of Eidon, and he expects to be blessed for his devotion and sacrifice But on the eve of taking the vows that will irrevocably separate him from the life he was born to as Abramm Kalladorne, fifth son of the king of Kiriath he is betrayed by his spiritual mentor and sold into slavery by his brothersSwept along by the winds of a new destiny, Abramm is forced to compete as a gladiator When the oppressed masses rally around his success, he discovers his suffering has molded him into something greater than he ever though possible to serve a purpose he never imaginedSet in a world of swords and cloaks, of glittering palaces and mystical temples, of galley ships and ancient mist bound cities, The Light of Eidon is the first volume of an epic series, LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIAN KING As a big fan of Christian fantasy, this book was pleasantly surprising It s definitely not the YA high action, low dialogue fantasy that I was expecting It s actually a lot deeper and meant for an older audience The main character, Eldrin renamed Abramm later on , is the fifth son of the king of Kiriath As a child, he didn t excel in fencing, like his younger brother Gillard, because his love was in religion and history He joined the religious group known as the Matatio at a young age, giv As a big fan of Christian fantasy, this book was pleasantly surprising It s definitely not the YA high action, low dialogue fantasy that I was expecting It s actually a lot deeper and meant for an older audience The main character, Eldrin renamed Abramm later on , is the fifth son of the king of Kiriath As a child, he didn t excel in fencing, like his younger brother Gillard, because his love was in religion and history He joined the religious group known as the Matatio at a young age, giving up his rights as a princeAt the beginning of the book, Eldrin is twenty one and just about to take his final vows to become a full Brother and leave his past life behind him forever When he gets to Kiriath, he discovers that the throne isn t so far away from him as it used to be, and his life turns upside down I d recommend this to anyone 16 who s looking for a good, epic Christian fantasy fix This book stands pretty well on its own, and anyone who wantscan read the next three in the series as well. I guess this is a 3.5 for me I found myself very annoyed at a couple of the main characters and, while I knew their TSTL impulsiveness stubbornness was necessary for the arc of the story it went on through 90% of the book A bit much.Particularly Carissa, the hero s sister I kept hoping she would meet her doom and she just never did But then her utter ineptitude and arrogance pretty much created every obstacle poor Abramm and Trap had to overcome so I see the point of her existence, but she r I guess this is a 3.5 for me I found myself very annoyed at a couple of the main characters and, while I knew their TSTL impulsiveness stubbornness was necessary for the arc of the story it went on through 90% of the book A bit much.Particularly Carissa, the hero s sister I kept hoping she would meet her doom and she just never did But then her utter ineptitude and arrogance pretty much created every obstacle poor Abramm and Trap had to overcome so I see the point of her existence, but she really had zero likability for me Even after a heroic act of her own she went back to being a monkey wrench Yes, a monkey wrench divinely implemented, but stillAbramm himself was pretty darn tiresome at times And that s why I can t muster four stars He just took too long to get to the point I did like other characters though Trap, Cooper and Philip were not only competent, they were extremely likable It s not a bad book It was a Kindle freebie and those who like sword and sorcerer fantasy with some religiousity thrown in think LotR, Narnia should like it pretty well I m not compelled to continue the series though, so take that as you will It was very long winded, so I found myself skimming quite a bit Therefore, I didn t understand the story as well as I could have Erm But there were some quite interesting parts, and some very heartfelt parts I plan to read the next book in the LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIAN KING series when I get the chance.Caution There are two scenes that are not suitable for a younger audience Also, some violence frightening aspects I would recommend to at least 18 up. Karen Hancock has made a significant contribution to the genre of Christian Fantasy with her novel, Light of Eidon Her allegories are illuminating, accurate to biblical truth and very creative I enjoyed her characters and how they came from so many viewpoints they were all true to themselves and left a lasting impression Her crisp prose never settled for boring description and in doing so kept this world alive I was glad that she kept me guessing, and evenat how many times I guessed w Karen Hancock has made a significant contribution to the genre of Christian Fantasy with her novel, Light of Eidon Her allegories are illuminating, accurate to biblical truth and very creative I enjoyed her characters and how they came from so many viewpoints they were all true to themselves and left a lasting impression Her crisp prose never settled for boring description and in doing so kept this world alive I was glad that she kept me guessing, and evenat how many times I guessed wrong Karen also does a great job keeping you emotionally involved Her main character, Abramm is a strong protagonist that is well worth being the focal point of a series On top of all this, I loved her action scenes This world has a gladiator type system of fighting that makes for great battles, not to mention her unique magic system and monster creations.For anyone writing Christian Fiction, this book provides a great lesson in how to write quality fiction that embraces spiritual truths we all battle Her characters have depth to their reasoning and in doing so Karen addresses the many concerns people have with embracing a God of grace I did not find this book preachy in part because she does not dismiss challenges to biblical faith Some people accept that gift and others don t, plain and simple She is not writing this book to make converts, but rather to show how real the struggle can be and that people can go either way and still be real You don t know coming in who will and who won t, so there is plenty of drama to keep you till the end.The world Karen created is a fantastic example of carrying truths from our world to a fantasy, while using those allegories to express truths in ways you ll never forget The golden shield of the Tertsan is an idea I wish I came up with, but I won t tell you why The Gospel and how to be saved are both creative and truthful The opposing religions are complex and not at all straw men or two dimensional in any way You can really feel what it would be like to live within their religious system and in providing these examples we get a better understanding of the faiths around us I m excited to see what adventures are in store for Abramm as he battles against the many enemies left to face in future books.I would have paid for this, but because it was not only free but a very good book, I ll definitely be buyingof her work in the future

  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • The Light of Eidon
  • Karen Hancock
  • English
  • 05 January 2017
  • 0764227947

About the Author: Karen Hancock

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