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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


10 thoughts on “Light Of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King #1)

  1. says:

    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.


  2. says:

    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.


  3. says:

    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 even at 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 buying of her work in the future.


  4. says:

    This is one of the best books I ve read in a long time The story is compelling, the characters engaging, the plot continually twisting and turning, both physically and emotionally I had a hard time putting this one down The tale seems to flow almost effortlessly, each plot point encouraging the reader to discover the next And I say almost because there are some minor bumps in the road grammatical errors, word repetition Thankfully, these are few There is one character, Katahn, who doesn t seem to stay true to his established pattern of behavior, and it is not clear to me why he made the surprising choices he did later in the story The hero, however, is so very believable and so very appealing as he makes his way from purpose to despair to hope The settings are colorful and spectacularly developed, as are the political, religious, and cultural aspects I thoroughly enjoyed the weaving of fantasy and religion, and what a delight to read a story that tells about wicked, depraved characters without using vile language and gratuitous sex and gore I look forward to reading from this author


  5. says:

    I really wanted to like this story I d been looking forward to it for a couple of years now Most of the fantasy books I have read have been really enjoyable I was hoping this one would be another fun one.But I couldn t get past the second chapter.The religion in this one was strange The lead was praying to both male and female deities It wasn t clear in the first two chapters which was the most important deity.There was also a bit of crudity a man wet himself and then it carried over with the focus directed to his tunic being damp This bit was awkward and made me feel uncomfortable.The Terstans were inconsistent Some were zombie like and had gross illnesses that led to death, while others seemed to be strong and manipulative with no sign of the gross illness and eventual death that was stated to claim all Terstans.I only made it through two chapters of this book before feeling so uncomfortable and awkward about it that I couldn t continue reading it.I was not compensated for my honest review.


  6. says:

    This book had me a bit confused at first I couldn t tell where the author was going with certain elements of the plot which was actually refreshing, since a lot of the time I can figure things out before they re revealed It didn t take me long to be completely hooked by the storyline and by the characters It s a fascinating fantasy with an intriguing storyworld, so I m definitely planning on picking up the next book in the series


  7. says:

    Karen Hancock attempts to blend epic fantasy with Christian allegory As a fantasy, the book hits all the expected plot notes I even rather liked the protagonist However, as an allegory, it ends up teaching really bad theology I suspect the problems stem from the story concept itself The stereotypical plot of an epic fantasy isn t necessarily a good parallel to the Christian life The typical epic hero must suffer for a period of time, then defeat the bad guy, and then receive the adoration of the masses He proves that he is the chosen one by winning He usually wins by getting really angry and looking inside himself, upon which he suddenly discovers inner resources that ordinary people would have had to spend their entire lives acquiring It s not necessarily a bad plot outline, but it caters to the modern desire to see oneself as the independent hero of one s own story Not to mention the modern tendency to feel, deep down, that one deserves to be awesome Spiritualizing that stereotypical plot results in a story in which converting to the allegorical equivalent of Christianity is perilously close to being a plot device whereby our hero acquires the power to beat up his enemies It doesn t help that in this book, suffering causes our characters to profess disbelief in God and that the author handles that problem by demonstrating that God was using all this suffering to achieve the characters eventual temporal triumph This suggests that we are to identify God s will by looking for earthly success It even suggests we have the right to sit in judgment on God, deciding whether the end result of our suffering proves it to be worthwhile Although the characters refer to Scripture, it is their feelings and their success that is ultimately the arbiter of truth Tolkien and Lewis both write tales in which good triumphs over evil, but the flavor is different Both older authors avoid the hyper individualism of a lot of modern epic fantasy Their heroes are part of histories, groups, and cultures and often it is the weakest members of those groups through whom God works In contrast, The Light of Eidon falls into the trap of treating all the characters as satellites to our hero The monolithic mobs riot on cue The evil soldiers are apparently all without humanity or hope of redemption The female characters are completely onenote and kept off stage for anything important they quite literally die or pass out All of this may fit genre expectations I m sure that s why the author follows these patterns but it s not helpful to a story intended to express Christianity It s true that Christian faith is a relationship between God and an individual Yet it is lived out in community the communion of saints , and it is antithetical to the desire for egotistical personal glory.Had the author written this as myth rather than epic fantasy, it might have been easier to see the story as relating purely to spiritual warfare rather than earthly life That might have worked better Sidenote Not to beat up on this book or author, but it s off putting to note that the hero is white and the evil people are essentially Middle Eastern The author would have been wiser to avoid such a trope Lutheran readers will also note a strong theme of evangelical decision based theology as well as an authorial distrust of liturgical religion.


  8. says:

    I downloaded this book for free for my Sony e reader.This is a wonderful book that maintained my interest all the way through It has everything you could want action, romance, political intrigue I was a bit shocked and a little upset to find that this book is considered to have heavy Christian overtones This is a fantasy book, and many fantasy characters believe in a god or gods, so I guess that s why it was palatable to me than a strictly Christian book The religious aspects of it didn t bother me for that very reason.Abramm is about to take his priestly vows, forsaking his claim to the throne forever, but fate, or his god Eidon, has other plans Gripped with madness his brother and the current king forces him into exile, which leads Abramm into slavery He is not strong enough to interest the Gamers, but someone buys him for his talents as a scribe Unfortunately, he has attracted the interest of one Gamer, and ends up as a gladiator anyway While this story is about the struggle Abramm must endure to survive, it is also about his struggle with his faith as he travels from devout believer to cynical skeptic.As a fantasy book, this is one of the best I ve read in a longtime, so I went ahead and bought the second in the series.


  9. says:

    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 prince

    At 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 wants can read the next three in the series as well.


  10. says:

    I had to get past my frustration with the main character I understand Karen Hancock may have wanted to show his struggle to the way of the Light However, it was irritating to read the thoughts of the character as he came off as a prideful idiot Even when it was obvious, he kept sticking his head in the sand Now this would have been fine if it had only lasted about 10 20% of the book No, this lasted for about 75 80% of the book And the main character s sister was just as bad Neither were very likable characters What kept me going were the supporting characters as they had life than those two This book showed the turmoil one can encounter when everything they had once believed in has been torn asunder It demonstrated how one has to pick of the pieces after everything has been blown apart The book was not entertaining enough for me to want to read any from the series.