The Light of Eidon
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 r ...more
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.
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 ...more
The stereotypical plot of an epic fantasy isn’t necessarily a good parallel to the Christian life. The typical epic hero must suffer for a period of time, then defeat the bad guy, and then receive the adoration ...more
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 more palatable to me than a strictly Christian book. The religious aspects of it did ...more
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, giv...more
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, ...more
The author's d ...more
Eldrin - known at birth as Abram - was the fifth in line to the throne; we start with him fin ...more
It is very hard to get into as there are many ideas and fantasy world aspects that are not explained (you just slowly learn what things are as you read). For that reason, when I first read this, I put it down for months before starting again. ... But it is so worth picking back up again. The imagery and lessons behind that imagery are absolutely astounding. I cannot say enough good about this. In books that have most affected me, there is ...more
Was introduced to Karen Hancock as an author when I read Arena. That book intrigued me. No, it did way more than that. It drew me in, made me — (sad, mad, depressed... ) — that it came to an end. It made me realize I had to find more books by Karen. Hence, a week later I finished Light of Eidon.
A book of character. Of love. Of loss. Of losing and finding yourself. Of Faith.
This book is clean but does have true life issues. Would recommend adult supervision for young teens.
Now e ...more
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