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Promise's Prayer

(Truth from Taerna #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Kaelan is restless for adventure and relentless in his efforts to bring the land of Taerna back to the blessings of Adon Olam and the prosperity of the days of his ancestors. Fueled by a solemn promise and his mother's secret, he finds himself in the forefront of a desperate scheme that is crucial to Taerna’s future. Can he keep his promise? Can he save the people of Taern ...more
Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published March 18th 2017 by Resting Life (first published March 2017)
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Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Promise’s Prayer was a very pleasant surprise for me. I always enjoy getting an opportunity to read and review books written by my Goodreads friends so I was thrilled when Erika was asking for reviewers for her debut novel Promise’s Prayer, book one in the Truth from Taerna series. I am extremely glad that I jumped at the chance. Promise’s Prayer certainly lived up to my expectations and left me with some great thoughts as well. It was very refreshing to read a book like this with such inspiring characters and pro ...more
Kelsey Bryant
4.5 stars. Set in the imaginary kingdom of Taerna, Promise's Prayer is a book that radiates with a poignant message: surrendering your life fully to the Lord to do His will instead of doing what you think is right. I loved how much prayer and seeking God was incorporated into the story. Apart from it, the action seems a little thin, my only complaint. A lot happened, but it seemed that telling was emphasized more than showing; I would have liked more specific details of this world and what was happeni ...more
Angie Thompson
This wasn't quite the story that I expected going in, but I really appreciated the excellent message. It's an especially important one to keep in mind with all the pressure that's out there to "do big things" for God. It's always good to be reminded that God's work is done through our obedience and surrender to Him in everything He puts in front of us, not in our efforts to save the world by our own strength.

The only (small) trouble I had with the story was with consistency of setting/word use
Julian Daventry
I've never DNF'd a book before, and I actually came pretty close to this one. Honestly, the only things that kept me reading was the fact that I needed to catch up on my reading goal, and I was hoping the story would get more exciting as it went on.

Don't get me wrong, the theme behind the story is a good one. I really appreciated it. But the execution of the story was lacking. I never really cared for the characters, and the story world wasn't exciting either. I hate giving bad revie
Prayer seems to be the focus of the books I have been reading recently and this book brought the subject to life in a kingdom fiction novel. World building is important in kingdom fiction/fantasy and I would have liked the author to have given more description that gave me a sense of being there. As a positive note, I really liked the character Carita and what she had to say. She was wise beyond her years. She spoke of and lived in the wisdom of God (Adon Olam in this kingdom--meaning "Master of ...more
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“When everyone lives only for self, life doesn't work.” 1 likes
“My hero- is the Son of Adon Olam. He has already atoned for the evils that have been done. He did His best- the absolute best there could ever be- for the land. He saved Taerna- and me, and you- before we ever could know it. It is finished. The work is done.” 1 likes
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