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Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)|
Series: Follower Of The Word
The great city of Thyra has fallen and shadows spread across the land. Rowen Mar, the last Truthsayer, is taken before the Shadonae. But the Shadonae are not who she thought they were, and now they want to claim her as their own.
Caleb Tala, former assassin and prince, is now a Guardian of mankind. Exiled from his country, Caleb wanders the desert in search of his mother's past and clues to who he is.
These are the last days of the Eldaran race. Rowen and Caleb must find their way along the dark path set before them by their ancestors: to heal what was wounded and love where hatred grows. But the road is narrow and the darkness beckons. If either of them fails, all will be lost...
And the human race will be no more.
Morgan L. Busse writes fantasy fiction for the adult market. Along with writing, she is also the wife of a pastor and mother of four children. From the moment she first read The Hobbit, she fell in love with fantasy. Both J.R.R. Tolkien and Terry Brooks are the inspirations behind her writing. She is the author of the Follower of the Word series, including Daughter of Light, 2013 Christy and Carol award finalist. Morgan lives in the Midwest with her family.
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LalaAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very Beautiful and Satisfying Ending!April 27, 2015LalaAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What a very beautiful and satisfying ending to this series!
I was once again amazed by Rowens faith in the Word. She has never strayed from Him and in HEIR OF HOPE her faith was definitely tested. Her faith was so inspiring because even in the mist of evil and wanting to save herself, she didnt leave the path that the Word asked of her. What Rowen did for the people of Thyra was absolutely beautiful. That kind of selfless love created tears running down my face.
It was also amazing to see how much Caleb grew in this one! He is totally a different man compared to when I first was introduced to him! I loved how he strived with all his heart to serve the Word in a way that was honorable.
Besides being moved about Rowen staying strong in her faith and willing to give her life selflessly, I was very strongly moved by Lores forgiveness towards Caleb. The way he forgave was so eye-opening to me and brought comfort in that I do not have to live with open wounds in a relationship with someone, but can heal.
I definitely recommend this series to readers of fantasy. HEIR OF HOPE was the perfect ending with full of action and faith. It was epic and beautiful all at the same time.
*(I received this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own and was not required to write a positive review.)*
CTF DevourerCTF DevourerAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5When trials comes will they stand strong to the end?April 25, 2015CTF DevourerCTF DevourerAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Word, I need Your help.
He squeezed his eyes tighter.
I am not strong enough to face this. Help me.
Book: Heir of Honor by Morgan L. Busse, Marcher Lord Press, 2015
Target Audience: Girls and Boys 16+
Subjects: Faith, Power, Good vs. Evil, Sacrifice, Salvation, Forgiveness
Summary: Rowen is gone, taken captive by the Shadonae and Caleb? Hes still trying to figure out what being a follower of the Word even means! All he knows is that hes banished from his own home for getting rid of one of the Shadows. When he and Nierne meet up with Lore, desperately lost without Rowen, no way of knowing how to rescue her, they join reluctantly join forces to head for Thyra where the Shadonae rule. Caleb is the one who slew Lores beloved master during his days as an assassin and Lore is not convinced forgiveness will or even should ever come for that offense. But he cant deny the mark on Calebs hand, the mark proving him to be an Eldaran, a Son of Truth. Even so, only his need to get Rowen back and recognition of Calebs power to help, keeps him from revenge. In Thyra, the Shadonae as fascinated with Rowen, having believed they prevented her existence decades ago. Rather than destroy her, they seek to convert her to evil, showing her the pleasure in living for oneself instead of others. Defeating the evil that holds Thyra will take all of them using all the gifts and power given them by the Word. If one falls, they will all fall.
Notes: The third in a series, Heir Of Honor is an allegory showing how great the love of God is for His children. The ultimate being in the story, the Word, creates man, gives them free will, then dies in their place, taking on all their evil and suffering to bring them healing from the darkness within them. Some are gifted with special powers to help the rest of the people but even they have to choose to suffer in order to bring any healing or truth. The allegory is very strong and very well written in this story. It does an excellent job painting a picture of Jesus sacrifice and the great love it takes to offer ones life for another. The one drawback is that this story is also very dark with much violence and death. The theme of this story is partially a continuation of the redemption Caleb found in the second book and partly a picture of persecution and suffering and Rowen is offered great freedom and rewards in exchange for turning her back on the Word and offered much misery and pain and loneliness in exchange for continuing to follow.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 5/5
1 John 5:5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
Revelations 3:5 - He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I enjoyed it!