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Saviors: Duty and Sacrifice 1 (The God Jars Saga) (Volume 1) Paperback – September 16, 2017
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Saviors is a somewhat dark book. It starts with Valis running away from his father. He had already sacrificed Valis’s mother and was determined to do the same to Valis. Valis, in his haste to get away, runs into Kerac and Darolen. They are two warriors who serve the god Aesriphos and they live to fight Qos’s evil followers. They rescue Valis. It is after rescuing Valis that a heartbreaking truth comes to light. Valis has been abused to the point where he doesn’t trust anyone….even if they are helping. Kerac and Darolen make the decision to take Valis back to the monastery with them. There he can heal. But the journey to their land is full of danger and some surprising truths about Kerac and Darolen. Truths that will either make Valis trust them and accept them as the fathers that he needs or push them away in fear.
I felt awful for Valis. He had such a hard life up until he met Kerac and Darolen. His father used him as a punching bag. On that horrible night, tried to sacrifice him to the god that he worshipped….Qos. It was a miracle that he ran right into Kerac and Darolen. They protected him and vowed to help him in any way that they can. Valis does not trust them. I mean, he came out of a lifelong abusive relationship with someone who was supposed to protect him. But I liked seeing the trust in Kerac and Darolen emerge in Valis. It reminded me of a butterfly coming out of a chrysalis. It was so fragile and it wavered back forth. I was glad when he finally made the decision to trust them. It was like I was reading a new character.
Kerac and Darolen surprised me. They were two huge warriors with big hearts and in love with each other. They cared for Valis like he was their son. Even when Valis was running away and lashing out, they stood by him and loved him. They showed Valis what love is and what love could be like. I couldn’t have asked for better people to be Valis’s adopted parents. What I liked was how they explained the religion of Aesriphos to Valis after he spied on them making love. It made perfect sense and I loved it.
There is sex in Saviors but it is not graphic. Like I said above, it led into a conversation about the religion that Kerac and Darolen serve. I also loved the fantasy element of Saviors. It made the book. The magic that Kerac and Darolen wield was impressive.
The end of Saviors was somewhat of a cliffhanger but it was good. I have stated in many reviews that I cannot stand cliffhangers. I am going to amend that to I cannot stand cliffhangers that aren’t done right. If they are done right, you need to read the next book. And guess what. Saviors cliffhanger makes me was to read book 2!!
Saviors is a well-written fantasy book that has LGBTQIA elements in it. The plot is fantastic. The characters are fleshed out and grow on you. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.
**I received a free copy of this book and volunteered to review it**
This is a story about a boy who was neglected and abused by his family as a whole. Valis did not trust anyone to tell him the truth because that is all he has ever known. Lies and Deception. So when two men come riding in and become his savior against his father and then later his uncle, Valis's first instinct was to run and then it was to mistrust.
This made becoming his friend very hard for Darolen and Kerac. Both men wanted to save Valid and show him that life could be different from what he was raised but it was not an easy task to accomplish. Each time they took what felt like a step forward, in return they all went back two more paces. So needless to say it was not an easy task for any of them.
As he threat of danger increased, both Darolen and Kerac realized that unless they taught Calis how to stand up for himself, he could be in harms way. Again one step forward and two steps back scenario all over again.
In the end trust is what gets these men through the worst of their journey. Now they may have a chance at being something more together, a family.
This turned out to be such a great read. Once you are past the first chapter or so the book really starts to take off and you are engrossed in it all the way to the very end. I truly enjoyed this read and cannot wait for the next book to come out. I want to see what is next for these three and where the future is going o take Valis. Very interesting series thus far.
Was given this galley copy for free for an open and honest review
“If his father was the purest evil in the world, he felt these men might be the purest good. And if that were true, then there had to be things in between, terrible and wonderful things.”
“Saviors” is the beginning of an epic fantasy about Valis, a young man abused by his mage father who worships a dark magic entity named Qos. Following a devastating loss and his father’s attempt to sacrifice him to Qos, Valis is offered an opportunity that sets him on the path to the difficulties he must face in this first part of his journey—learning to trust, accepting the risk inherent in hoping and being able to confront and deal with pain without running away. “Saviors” is more a coming-of-age tale and feels almost like a prologue because before Valis can truly begin his journey, he must first grow and develop into a person capable of accepting love and new possibilities, while keeping the darkness that his family gloried in out of his heart. I look forward to continuing Valis’s story.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by the author.
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