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The Apostle: Destiny

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  15 reviews
The night sky adorned of two moons, Vera and Dawn, Tarthuria bathes in the silence of mystery and intrigue. One of the comets of Tiera Cylith has landed in the village of Fairwillow and has punctured the ground with an indelible prophecy. The Apostle were the words burned into the crater left after the willow tree had been destroyed. Through troubled times, of which Fairwi ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published May 22nd 2014 by Createspace (first published May 21st 2014)
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Jan 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It has lots of mystery and a witch or two in it. I loved the new world I entered into with this book and the characters kept me reading more. I would read more books from this author. I was impressed with this book. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Apostle: Destiny
Dylan Hiler

As the sky darkens and the two moons Vera ad Dawn enter the night sky, Tarthuria embraces the world in silence. As the small village of Fairwillow seems like a sleepy little town on of the comets of Tiera Cylith landed, tore through the ground and what happens will change the world of one family, the outlook of others upon them and foretell a prophecy that instills fear. As the crater fell to the earth it left its trademark and two words: The Apostle as the willow
Joe Hempel
Jul 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Dylan Hiler’s first entry into his series Apostle is a big undertaking. The world is large and detailed, and the characters are complex and realistic. It sets the stage for something much bigger to come in future installments.

The slow build that the book gives you ensures you have ample time to get to know the history of the world, the curse that is placed up on the family, and to gain empathy for characters in the tragic events to follow. It’s through this that sometimes the disgusting things t
Josh Brown
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is very unique and not your typical fantasy novel. There is a lot more realism than most straight-up fantasy books I have read. In fact, it could almost pass for historical fiction set in any rural medieval village, if it not for the presence of some magic. It is a unique fantasy is filled with action, magic, love, betrayal, adventure, and everything in between. The world is large and detailed, and the characters are complex and realistic.

The story begins with a prophecy about a boy an
Cheri Roan
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fairwillow seems to be a quiet, peaceful town but under the double moons of Dawn and Vera it is quietly, slowly erupting from within. The heart of it all is Sath and Elle Eden. They have three children Raios, Mercy and Dield. The known witch of Fairwillow, Famora, spoke a prophecy of destiny over Raios before he was born and has been a troubled child ever since.

With a strike of a mighty pen Hiler has created a unique fantasy that is filled with mystery, suspense and intrigue as he whisks his re
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I don’t think I’ve read a novel quite like 'The Apostle - Destiny' before. It is a story that is many things. If you look at the surface this is simply a tale about a witch’s prophecy and the distress it brings - particularly to the central family, and secondly to their village. All have the concern of how to act with this prophecy hanging over them, with the constant wondering if the prophecy will come true, or if it can be avoided. But on another level I found this novel to be in some ways a p ...more
Jody Mabry
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have to say I was riveted pretty much from the beginning of the Apostle. I also have to say, the story was unexpected, and not your typical Sci-Fi novel. I am a fan of both Sci-Fi and fantasy, have read dozens of novels in both genres and still haven’t quite grasped which this would fit in, although I’d lean more toward fantasy.
The Apostle is a character and plot driven story focused in a world both familiar to modern man, yet with old world themes. The story is focused on the family of Sath
Philip Courtney
Jul 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
All in all, I can honestly say I enjoyed this book (I read it in just 2 days!)

It was a very original fantasy story in the sense that it didn't include all the stereotypical elves and dwarves, dragons and goblins, princesses and heroes, and all the other elements that are all too common in this genre. The characters were surprisingly relatable, in fact, I found myself emotionally attached to a few of them. The setting has an appeal, as it is a more simple world than our own, yet the characters we
Kasey Cocoa
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
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With this book comes a great sigh and a bit of give. First off, try to ignore the cover. You hear time and time again not to judge a book by its cover but we all do it to some extent. This book needs a new cover desperately. Secondly, there is a good deal of editing that could be done to improve this book by a landslide. While the writing is good, it's not great and there's a lot of extra words that really could be trimmed down to make the read more enjoyable and flow better. Too many words to d ...more
Shannon Koenig
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Fiction Lovers
This didn't feel like your typical fantasy novel. Instead I got the pleasant surprise of thoughtful characters, deep emotion, dark themes, and a peppering of well placed humor. The Apostle: Destiny was a great beginning to what will most likely be a great series if it continues in this direction.

-Didn't follow the fantasy stereo-type with mighty warriors and fireball blasting wizards
-Even the antagonists were well fleshed out, you don't like them, but you may empathize with them
Tia Scott
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Apostle: Destiny was such a fascinating read that was well-put-together and full of wonderment, adventure, magic, and redemption. One element I loved about this book was the completeness of it. From the characters to the plots, the author was so thorough in the telling of the back stories behind the characters' lives and how they were all connected to each other in the town. I was especially intrigued to learn about the life of The Fairwillow Witch who I felt was terribly misunderstood in th ...more
Christa Yelich-Koth
Dec 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars


Apostle: Destiny is a wonderful, in-depth look at real children and parents and their interactions in a fantasy setting. I was impressed with how Hiler wrote the siblings: their reactions and personalities were distinct and addicting. I found myself drawn in to the story and intrigued to see what happened next.

I feel like this is a solid story to begin a series. I would have given the book a higher rating if there had been a little more editing--mostly
Victoria Brinius
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
This cover (front and back) really caught my attention. My favorite part of the book was on page 132 when the author talks about relationships being a two way street. I liked that he included all different relationships, and not just the ones that connect us by blood. The world that the author created was interesting, and it had two moons. The book ended too fast for me, however I did like all the family drama that came with the association of being the cursed. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was ...more
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
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* I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
It started off slow at first but about halfway through I thought the plot picked up considerably. I found it to be a worthwhile,fun read to the fantasy genre. It has an interesting story and believable characters and dialogue. I think this is going to be a good series.
Margaret Fritz
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is spectacular and I highly recommend it!!! <3
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