A Sword for the Immerland King

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Set in the world of Tessalindria with an Arthurian milieu to keep it familiar, this first in a projected several-volume series revolves around the classic struggle between good and evil. Princess Vrengnia embarks on a spiritual journey and is aided by a wise blacksmith and his son. Her father is confliced by his desire to be a good king and father, and his desire for revenge. It becomes quickly apparent that the blacksmith is a deeply spiritual and prophetic man who is in constant communion with MahEladra, the ...

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Overview

Set in the world of Tessalindria with an Arthurian milieu to keep it familiar, this first in a projected several-volume series revolves around the classic struggle between good and evil. Princess Vrengnia embarks on a spiritual journey and is aided by a wise blacksmith and his son. Her father is confliced by his desire to be a good king and father, and his desire for revenge. It becomes quickly apparent that the blacksmith is a deeply spiritual and prophetic man who is in constant communion with MahEladra, the sovereign spirit of Tessalindria. The first in the Portals of Tessalindria series, this book is especially for those who enjoy fantasy and for those who don't particularly. The characterizations and spiritual insight elevate it from fantasy to visionary fiction.

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Publishers Weekly
F.W. Faller inaugurates the Portals of Tessalindria series with A Sword for the Immerland King, the story of a princess's spiritual maturation, her cymbic (i.e., spiritual) relationship with a blacksmith's son and her father the king's spiritual conflict. It's an allegory geared for the Christian market, as Vrengnia struggles to grow up, her father feels himself drawn to vengeance and Tessalindrian proverbs teach readers truths like He who strikes by the sword, seeks his own death by the sword strike of another. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Set in an Arthurian milieu, this first in a projected seven-volume allegorical fantasy series revolves around the classic struggle between good and evil. Princess Vrengnia embarks on a spiritual journey aided by a sage blacksmith, who is much more than he seems, and his son. Strong writing, multifaceted characters, and vivid details about such topics as the art of blacksmithing will keep readers engrossed in the complex plot. Faller avoids traditional Christian terminology, but the message is clear. Young adult readers as well as fans of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien will eagerly await the next installment. Recommended for most collections, especially those that emphasize high fantasy. [DOXA Press is the fiction imprint of Discipleship Publications International.] Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781577821755
  • Publisher: Dpi Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Series: Portals of Tessalindria Series
  • Pages: 353
  • Product dimensions: 6.04 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2003

    I love this book

    This book is great. I couldn't put it down when I first read it. The characters are well developed. Great plot. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2003

    Great First Book

    This is the beginning of an epic fantasy. Faller has created all the classic archetypes in this good vs. evil battle. He shows that much of the battle a hero faces come from within. Vrengnia and Paca make great leading characters and each have to fight their own heart battles. The action, imagery, and battle scenes of the world of Tessalindria were stunning. The story-line kept me drawn in and I await the second book, ready to pre-order it if I can.

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