The Light of Eidon (2020)

The Light of Eidon Karen Hancock 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 tak
  • Title: The Light of Eidon
  • Author: Karen Hancock
  • ISBN: 9780764227943
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
The Light of Eidon Karen Hancock 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 aAbramm 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 brothers.Swept 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 imagined.Set 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.
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  1. Beanbag Love

    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 reall [...]

  2. Robin

    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 t [...]

  3. Shantelle

    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.

  4. Timothy Ward

    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 Kare [...]

  5. Gillian Bronte Adams

    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

  6. Andrea Cox

    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 fo [...]

  7. Rachel Thompson

    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 bothe [...]

  8. Kaylin

    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 [...]

  9. Rebecca (whenallotherlightsgoout)

    DNF 18% 5 13 16I m too impatient right now to wait for the plot to pick up It is really predictable right now.

  10. Jill

    I love fantasy, but I couldn t connect with any of the characters, and I disliked the strong sensual emphasis To me it was off putting Just my opinion.

  11. Bethany Fehr

    Finally, a YA Christian novel and a fantasy novel at that that is worth reading It s by no means a perfect book there are a lot of things it could have done better, but there are also a lot of things this book does right where few of the books in it s genre succeed Things this book got right In my experience, most fiction labeled Christian does not incorporate the faith element well often the Christian parts of these books have almost no relevance to the story However, in this book, the main cha [...]

  12. Benjamin

    I had a hard time caring about the main character It s clear that his Ben Hur story arc and his macho transformation are supposed to be the stuff of epic page turners, but the guy is just really, really bland The book climaxes with the epiphany that his greatest obstacle is pride and self reliance and that everything he s accomplished is actually his deity acting through him the character s own actions only ever get in the way I doubt it was the intention, but this plot point turns the cliche fa [...]

  13. Jeremy

    I was about a third of the way into this one before I decided it was a pseudo Christian allegory I realize now that that was the whole point, but if you start out thinking you re just in for some basic run of the mill fantasy, it ll be a kind of surprise Change a few proper nouns and some minor details, and you ve got yourself a world beset by evil where Christian faith is all but outlawed but is really the only right answer The main difference between being a Terstan and being a Christian is th [...]

  14. Lisa Marie

    At first, although I was drawn into the story unfolding as Abramm prepares for his vows and the conflict that is approaching, I was confused New terminology, relating to the complexities of the faith systems introduced to us and of the different cultures mentioned I felt like I d jumped headfirst into a new world, smiling and nodding, without really knowing what people were talking about I settled into understanding after a while and the book started getting really interesting The author s descr [...]

  15. Sunny

    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 lik [...]

  16. K.M. Weiland

    I honestly didn t go into this book with high expectations I basically quit reading faith based fiction years ago because I always ended up being disappointed This one surprised me though After a slow and occasionally rambling start, it presents a magnificent fantasy world, decent characters, and one of the best conversion scenes I ve ever read Hancock dips and darts around in her lengthy timeline, smoothly sailing over bobbles that would have tripped up most authors I have to commend her for he [...]

  17. Kevin

    A decent, if predictable, adventure story There was definitely a strong been there, read that factor throughout the book which led to the predictability My biggest complaint though is that the religious overtones and parallels to Christianity are as subtle as a nuclear explosion I like nice, subtle religous parallel or overtone that makes one think and re think and dig deep What I don t like and what this book delivered were religous parallels that were weilded like a sledgehammer and continuall [...]

  18. Shannon

    I just can t give this book any stars as a Christian book Yes, it was well written and, as a fantasy novel, I would have given it 4 stars But as a CHRISTIAN fantasy novel, it fell short Yes, lots of talk of this book s version of God, but there was far too much magic not only on the evil side, but on the good side Too many opportunities for evil to take hold, all under the guise of Christianity I ll not be finishing the series, that is certain.

  19. Kate

    I read this in high school and remember it being awesome, I definitely have to find it and read it again.

  20. Michael

    If this book was a movie, it d be better than Gladiator There I said it Why Because this book has purpose The main character, Abramm Eldrin goes through some major life struggles Struggles many of us could relate to Things don t go our way, we get frustrated we wished it had gone the way we envisioned it, but it doesn t We keep thinking we re making the right decisions but we aren t Who hasn t gone through that at some point The struggles Abramm deals with are real, but they re expertly woven in [...]

  21. Amy

    One of my favorite series It s solid Christian fantasy allegorical, but the allegory doesn t constrain or stilt the world building and characterization I ve actually read the series than once and enjoy it with each read The first book is actually about both Abramm called Eldrin for the first couple chapters a little confusing the first read through and his sister Carissa, although the synopsis doesn t mention her part in the story There s quite a bit of action, a little romance, and a believab [...]

  22. Kate

    The first book in The Legends of the Guardian King, a trilogy of Christian allegory I will definitely be looking up the other two After Abramm is betrayed by his spiritual mentor and sold into slavery, he is filled with doubts about who Eidon is, and sometimes even doubts his existence After many struggles he finally comes to know the truth I did look up, and read, all three books that finish the series.

  23. Joan Campbell

    The second reading of my all time favourite Christian fantasy book and it was AS good the 2nd time around This was the book that made me want to write Christian fantasy myself I was rather delighted to discover that I couldn t remember all the details of the plot, so it was like reading a new book The writing is wonderful and vivid The characters are strong and believable and the world is vast and imaginative.

  24. Lois

    Very differentI was not sure about reading this but got caught up in it and couldn t put it down The different God s referred was confusing but it finally became clearer in the story that it was talking about the one true God of Heaven and earth and about his son who paid the price for our salvation that is freely given to those who seek it.

  25. Loren

    It s been a number of years since I last read this series, and I m thoroughly enjoying them all over again Hancock can get a bit heavy handed with her analogies, but I still enjoy the characters, plot, and setting, and really, even her analogies are ones I needed to be reminded of.

  26. Darshan Pandya

    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 brothers.Swept along by the winds of a new destiny, Abramm is forced to compete as a gladiator When [...]

  27. Rose

    Ugh, book hangover This is the first in a super good fantasy quartet It is slightly reminiscent of Lord of the Rings, but that is nearly unavoidable in fantasy This book was not just a rewrite, however, it follows the same theme as Tolkien but directly faith in God and the destructive power of sin But I won t compare the two, nothing comes out looking good compared to Tolkien, and this is pretty darn good It has one spot where the hero behaves wrongly with the girl he loves, and I have removed [...]

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