Tuesday, March 21, 2017

King's Blood

King's Blood (The Kinsman Chronicles, #2)

Summary: In the second volume of Jill Williamson's Kinsman Chronicles, a remnant has escaped the destruction of the Five Realms and now lives on several hundred ships adrift at sea. As a flock, they sail north into the unknown in hopes of finding land that might become their new home. 
As the king's illness worsens, SAr Wilek takes authority over the expedition and struggles to rule the disjointed people, while assassination attempts, vicious serpents, and dark magic endanger his life. 
One prophecy has come to pass, but another looms dauntingly in the future. Who is this Deliverer? And if the Magonians have him, what might that mean for the realm of Armania?

Review: Would you believe I ended up with three copies of this book before I finally read it? I know, crazy XD Not even sure how I ended up with one of them lol.
I loved Jill Williamson's Blood of Kings series, and was excited to start the Kinsman Chronicles, which take place a few hundred years before. In this book, the Armanians and others are searching for a new land, but there is a danger that is chasing after them.

I love all the characters. My favorite is probably T, but I have loved all the characters Jill has introduced. There were a few different perspectives at the beginning of the series, but as the story goes along, it was just fine keeping in sinc with perspectives changing. The descriptions the author uses to let you experience the land and the people. They aren't long and droning explanations that take forever, but just enough to where she can bring it up every now and then to give you a reminder of what something may look like or how something works. (it's a big book, so it's easy to forget details) Also, How Jill writes series this huge is impressive. I love them and have no clue how I could write anything as large and as amazing as hers. I also love how the books are based of the Old Testament. I loved reading a scene and then being like "I know what story/scene this is based off of!" Her writing also gives you a different experience, and I must say I loved it. I'm looking forward to her next book.

I wouldn't suggest this book for younger readers. There is a lot of darkness in the first and second books, along with many different gods and demons. So an older teen audience for sure. (the author suggests it for 16 and up I believe)

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from Bethany House for an honest review

Friday, March 3, 2017

A Question of Honor

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I am very excited to take part in my friend's book release. A Question of Honor is now available for purchase, and I cannot wait to get my hands on an actual print copy of it. I was given the privileged to beta read for Jesseca, and I have to say I loved the story so much. It is set in WW2, and has wonderful characters, and a sweet story line. I encourage you to read it, and you may get a chance as there is a giveaway link at the bottom.

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About the author:Jesseca is an 18-year old daughter, sister, and a child of God. Her days are spent reading, cooking, spending time with siblings, or playing piano.  And writing, of course! At an early age words fascinated her, and her love for the printed page has only grown. She lives with her parents and seven siblings in the sunny state of Kansas, and she’s convinced there’s no place like home.

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About the book:A man. A child. A war. 

When German soldiers invade France during World War II, young Joyanna's perfect world is shattered. In the hands of those who hate her, she battles to comprehend why people can be so ruthless and cold toward those whom they have never met. 

David Sullivan, pilot in the Royal Air Force, was certain he would never hate, but a painful loss forces him to either reconsider or do the inconceivable—forgive. He is suddenly challenged by the realization that doing God's will is not easy, but most important. With the lives of freedom-fighters relying on him, he must learn the difficult lesson that he is not in control, but merely one who must surrender his heart of obedience to One greater.

A sudden turn of events lands Joyanna and David in the same country—but for far different reasons. When their paths cross, David finds he must make a decision that will affect them both for the rest of their lives. 

Will he chose vengeance, or will he let his life be ruled by a higher standard? A standard of Honor.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Shattered Vigil


Their victory over the dark forces during the feast of Bas-solas should have guaranteed safety for the continent. Instead, Willet and the rest of the Vigil discover they've been outsmarted by those seeking to unleash the evil that inhabits the Darkwater. One of the Vigil has gone missing, and new attacks have struck at the six kingdoms' ability to defend themselves.

Worse, a deadly new threat has emerged--assassins hunting the Vigil, men and women who cannot be seen until it's too late. To thwart the perilous new risk, the church makes the drastic decision to safeguard the Vigil by taking the surviving members into protective custody. But there are secrets only the Vigil can unearth, and so Pellin makes the heart-wrenching choice to oppose the church in a race to turn back the evil that threatens an entire continent

It had been a while since I had read the first book, but once I was refreshed on all of the details and storyline, I was excited to continue reading the next book in the saga.

Willet Dura was one of two who had survived the Darkwater, but he didn't leave untainted. Because of the darkness that is still in his mind, the Vigil do not trust him.

With the dwimnor about, an assassin who is unseen by all except the young, the Vigil take young apprentices to watch for the invisible enemy. But while the Vigil fight to survive, Dura also fights to find out who their enemy really is. Trying to prove that he isn't the enemy, Dura and his companions search for the hope of the protector of the evil in the Darkwater- the Sentinels

The story was just as captivating as last time, and i am eager to what happens next. It left at such a cliffhanger! There is still so much unknown, and I can't wait to find out how the enemy will be fought, but also discover who Dura really is.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
I received this book free from Book Fun for an honest review