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When an orphan sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the trials in the prophecies she uncovers? Will Nigel Taiman of her ...
When an orphan sets aside a lifetime of running and fear to accept the responsibilities of guarding an arrogant deity, can she face the trials in the prophecies she uncovers? Will Nigel Taiman of her latest refuge dare to use his dragon heritage to bind her to his estate or to help her in her duty?
"Choices Meant for Gods is without a doubt the freshest most engaging high fantasy novel to come out in years and breathes new life into a tired genre. The characters leap off the page and the plot is lightning quick and deftly written with many layers that tease the mind and imagination. Choices Meant for Gods is not a mere novel; it is a gorgeous piece of written art. I can hardly wait for the second book!"
Jamieson Wolf, Linear Reflections
Author of Hope Falls, Electric Pink,
Electric Blue, and Garden City
"In Choices Meant for Gods, Sandy Lender takes her readers of fantasy fiction by the hand and leads them through an exciting world filled with sorcerers, gods, goddesses, dragons, and other mythical creatures. Through the use of interesting characters and clever dialogue ("Try not to think, Nicolas. You look so much more handsome when you're bewildered."), she weaves a spell of magic and fantasy. The only problem for the reader may occur at the end of the book when they find themselves wanting more and discover they will have to wait for book two!"
Gary R. Hoffman, Author for Short Story
Anthologies including Seven By Seven and Never Safe
Posted July 1, 2009
Choices Meant for Gods-the title alone deserves five stars. The book, Sandy Lender's debut novel, is a captivating, imaginative work of fantasy, a mythical story told with sincerity and clarity by a new writer of great promise. In Lender's unique world of Onweald, empowered heroine Amanda Chariss Derdriu must seek and find her true and rightful place in that world. The intricate story, which balances sweeping transformations with endearing domestic detail, follows the exploits of Chariss, as she discovers her life's purpose and her true love. Lender's Onweald is a fantastic place, where immortals walk among mortals, and where psychic powers flow abundantly in certain individuals but are suspect by the rest of the populace. It is also a violent place, where life is fragile and not always valued. The sequel, Choices Meant for Kings, is scheduled for release this fall. I look forward to following the evolution of Chariss throughout her adventures, into the sequel and beyond. No doubt this cycle will become a must-read for lovers of intelligent, free-flowing fantasy.
Tina Murray, Ph.D., Author of A Chance to Say Yes, www.tinamurrayauthor.com
Posted November 23, 2008
This epic story leaves you wanting more by the end. The plot is intricate and extremely original. No character is without their flaws, making them extremely realistic and relatble. I can't sum up their novel in one word unless I say it was "Amazing". Definitely a great book to read; one that can be read a multitude of times. I can't wait for the sequel!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 11, 2008
Are you sad because the Harry Potter series is done? Well, move over Harry! ALthough different fom the Potter series This book is a must for every library and school - once you start you just can't put it down. I am an avid reader and love fantasy books. This will be a classic along with JRR Tolkien's books. The adventure is great - PLEASE get the next installment out soon!And I hope the third is close to completion as well!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 12, 2007
Now that all of the Harry Potter buzz over the final book has died down, what do you read next? What could possibly capture your attention, and bring you breathless to the final chapter where you want more, but have to wait for the next book to be published? 'Choices Meant for Gods' is that book. I read this book in just about 2 days. I could not put it down. The characters, Amanda Chariss, Nigel Taiman, and the evil Jamieson Drake are well drawn and living breathing entities in the world of Onweald. The story starts with action that grabs you right away and pulls you through to the conclusion where you want to throw the book at the wall because of the words 'To be continued...'. For a first time effort, it is brilliant and shows that Ms. Lender is a force to be reckoned with in her own right. I am anxious for the second book to be published to find out what happens next!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 5, 2007
I've never written a book review like this before, so I'm not sure where to begin, but I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the story all the way through, and found the character Nigel Taiman absolutely captivating. And he's not even the main character! Everything about him is exciting. There's a mystery there and I've got it figured out, and it's fabulous! There's so much going on in the fantasy world that's been created here, but Nigel is just the best part of it all...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 11, 2007
I love fantasy books, and found this one to be fresh and inviting. I was captivated by the characters and got involved in their story very quickly. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a great story. The only thing bad...that it was over to fast. Can't wait for the sequal to come out!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.