*Starred Review* Hancock's intriguing Arena [BKL Ap 15 02] drew a great deal of praise for the originality and starkness of its alternative universe. In The Light of Eidon, she begins a fantasy series called Legends of the Guardian King that is more clearly a Christian allegory but is so crisscrossed with subplots and deceit that exactly where the light of Eidon shines may baffle the reader. It certainly baffles young Abramm Kalladorne, Hancock's hero. He is the little-valued fifth son of the king of Kiriath, a vivid kingdom that seems a bit like medieval England, with a bit of ancient Rome. Abramm is drawn to the religious life, but after eight years as a novitiate, he discovers that his spiritual leader is a fraud and that the true path to Eidon's light lies elsewhere. But upon leaving the monastery, he finds himself in the middle of court intrigues, and his brothers sell him into slavery in a faraway, barbarous land. For a while, Hancock's novel seems like a gladitorial epic, but then Eidon, or Jesus, makes his truths known. A great battle ensues, but victory is not complete and many questions remain. Readers will certainly return for the second installment. John Mort
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"...an exciting allegorical fantasy ...Hancock's writing, often eerie and suspenseful, is rich in sights, smells and sounds." -- Christian Retailing
"...the future should be bright for this promising novelist." -- Publisher's Weekly
"TOP PICK-Four and a half stars." -- Romantic Times
Best book I've read in a long time. Pleasingly well-written. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.Published 6 days ago by Tammy A.
I thought the book was tedious. I only finished it because I'm one of those silly people who can't finish a book she starts. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Sherlock ladie
This book is full of twists and turns able to keep you on the edge of your seat!
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Lots of plots and twists, lots of action, and well developed characters! Can we have more in this series, soon please!?Published 27 days ago by Kindle Customer
Loved the character development - could really relate. The personal struggles were easy to relate to.Published 1 month ago by Bob Vander Roest
This book is a favorite of mine and my three daughters. It is very well written, great story and personally very challenging.mi recommend everyone read it.Published 1 month ago by William Watson