Behold the Dawn

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Acclaim for Behold the Dawn

"Enough action to satisfy the adventure lover; enough impossible awakening love to satisfy the romantic; enough research to satisfy the historian, enough intrigue, betrayal and murder to satisfy the mystery lover, and enough mercy and forgiveness to satisfy the Christ-follower."-Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist

"I consider literary-induced insomnia, inspiring writing, and mild fictional character obsession the marks of a great story. K.M. ...

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Overview

Acclaim for Behold the Dawn

"Enough action to satisfy the adventure lover; enough impossible awakening love to satisfy the romantic; enough research to satisfy the historian, enough intrigue, betrayal and murder to satisfy the mystery lover, and enough mercy and forgiveness to satisfy the Christ-follower."-Jeannie Campbell, The Character Therapist

"I consider literary-induced insomnia, inspiring writing, and mild fictional character obsession the marks of a great story. K.M. Weiland's thrilling historical fiction novel, Behold the Dawn, provides all of the above."-Kerry Johnson

"Meticulously researched and so beautifully written, it reads like poetry."-S.L. Coelho

About the Book

The sins of a bishop. The vengeance of a monk. The secrets of a knight.

A knight-fighting in the condemned tourneys.

A monk-preaching reform and heresy.

A bishop-running from a lifetime of darkness.

Unspeakable secrets chase all three to the Crusade in the Holy Land. But when the swelling tide of vengeance sweeps through their shattered lives, questions will be asked, long-hidden sins will be faced, and the love of a woman will change everything.

More Praise for Behold the Dawn

"...there is a beauty in the way her theme emerges naturally and powerfully from within the story. Really, the story has much of the gut-wrenching drama and emotional roller-coaster ride of a Shakespearean play."-William Polm

"Marcus Annan is a compelling, tragic character, struggling against dark knights, darker men of the cloth, and darkest still, his own inner demons."-Joseph M. Fraser

"I found myself returning to several passages even before completing the book-not to remind myself of events, but to savor them. [O]ne of the few historical novels ... so beautifully written."-B. Howard

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780978924614
  • Publisher: PenForASword Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel, as well as the western A Man Called Outlaw, the medieval epic Behold the Dawn, and the epic fantasy Dreamlander. When she's not making things up, she's busy mentoring other authors on her site helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com. She makes her home in western Nebraska. Find out more about her fiction at kmweiland.com.
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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    A Different Look at the Crusades

    This is a story that took me by surprise - it was difficult to start, but once I got into it, everything fell into place. Behold the Dawn is a tale of salvation, redemption and revenge set during the Third Crusade. Every one of the characters has a secret and the secrets seemed tied to other secrets. I particularly enjoyed the beginning scene at the tournament - not your sanitized tourney straight out of "Camelot" or the first season of "The Tudors," but the ugly, violent, yet exciting sport that was banned in England by Henry II and condemned the church. You taste the dirt, the sweat, the blood, and you feel the pain at times. You get inside the troubled soul of Marcus Annan and wish better for him - and you wonder what went wrong that forced him onto his life's journey.

    The main characters are enignmatic, and puzzling - you have to keep reading.

    I would give "Behold the Dawn" five stars, but some of the dialogue grated on me - the use of the word 'bucko' and the wise-cracking sidekick's dialogue and behavior was out-of-century: the dialogue seemed better suited for an "Indiana Jones" movie - not bad, but it just seemed jarring and didn't fit. I also did not like two of the main characters, The 'Baptist', who seemed to be everywhere, and especially Marek. Would a squire talk like that to his master, especially one as lethal as Marcus Annan, and be able to stand up straight after smarting off to the boss? Don't think so. Also, I wished the author would have better explained the dirtiest secret of all, the one alluded to at every step and in every scene and by every character. All are connected in one way or another to it. When I got to the end, as satisfying as it was, there were still a lot of unanswered questions in my mind. And yet, I have to say it was still a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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