Shadow over Kiriath (Legends of the Guardian-King Series #3)

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Legends of the Guardian King Book 3- Karen Hancock has created a beautiful and powerful fantasy series that continues to win new readers and remind them of who holds their hopes and victories in His hands. In Abramm's world, God is close to his followers, evil takes many forms, and one must believe in the light to see the darkness. While Abramm's coronation is still underway, rival leaders are already plotting their return to power.Worse yet, as the hour approaches for Abramm's marriage to the Chesedhan crown ...
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Overview

Legends of the Guardian King Book 3- Karen Hancock has created a beautiful and powerful fantasy series that continues to win new readers and remind them of who holds their hopes and victories in His hands. In Abramm's world, God is close to his followers, evil takes many forms, and one must believe in the light to see the darkness. While Abramm's coronation is still underway, rival leaders are already plotting their return to power.Worse yet, as the hour approaches for Abramm's marriage to the Chesedhan crown princess--required to seal the desperately needed alliance between their two countries--he finds himself deeply attracted to her younger sister. Will Eidon give Abramm ultimate victory, or will his enemies succeed in destroying him and his beloved realm?
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Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
"The third epic tale in the award winning Legends of the Guardian-King saga, SHADOW OVER KIRIATH, is a fantastic allegorical fantasy that contains several major subplots that tie back to the main superb story line.... Karen Hancock provides a powerful stand alone epic tale that is excellent as a stand alone, but is incredible when read back to back to back with its predecessors."
January
Debbie W. Wilson
"Shadow over Kiriath is a good book and an exciting read....Fans of Kiriath, Abramm Kalladorne, and Karen Hancock will want to grab the nearest copy. I'm looking forward to book four in the series..."
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Tim Frankovich
"It's hard to come up with new ways to praise something that I so obviously enjoy. This is adult Christian fantasy at its best. Highly Recommended."
Christian Fiction Review
Infuzemag.com
"Like Narnia, Middle-Earth, or Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry, this world is rich and detailed, the tales are complex and thrilling, and the characters full-blooded, flawed, and heroic."
Shannon McNear
"Shadow Over Kiriath is a masterful work, full of Karen's now-trademark blend of romance, intrigue, and adventure. This is also her deepest spiritually--she so perfectly captures the proving of true faith in the fires of disappointment and loss. This part of the story was both easier to read than I expected, but harder too--and left me awash in the wonder of God's grace and unfailing love.

As always, her characters continue to leap off the page, living and breathing in their own right. Her storytelling remains tight, her description vivid, and my only complaint is at having to wait a whole year again to read the series finale."
christain-fandom.org

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764227967
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Series: Legends of the Guardian-King Series , #3
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Hancock's first novel, Arena, won the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction, as did Light of Eidon, Book One in LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIAN KING. Along with writing, Karen is a watercolorist. She resides with her husband and son in Arizona.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Excellent

    loved the whole series. couldn't stop reading it.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    The entire series is excellent! Every single book is a page-turn

    The entire series is excellent! Every single book is a page-turner! I truly enjoy the parallels between the internal and external faith struggles of Abramm because I could totally relate! Great read! Going to check out some of the author's other books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    3rd in series and still fantastic!!

    This series is a new all time favorite. Book 3 is just as good as 1 and 2. I highly recomend reading the entire series!!!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fantastic allegorical fantasy

    The king of Kiriath, Abramm Kalladorne, knows that though he has defeated several foes, the invincible Black Moon army of Esurhmarches towards his country crushing the feeble opposition along the way. Esurh plans to control all land that touches the Sea of Sharss including Kiriath. To Esurh, Abramm will always remain the 'White Pretender¿ slave who fought in their arenas at one time. Abramm also has internal dissension fostered by the still popular Mataio religious order, whose insurgency failed, but remain openly defiant and objects to his rule. --- Abramm accepts a marriage of alliance with the ruling family of nearby Chesedh he will wed Princess Briellen, but Abramm is more attracted to her younger sister Lady Madeleine, who feels the same way as he does. If they go down that path they will fail their respective nations at a time when their enemies near. --- The third epic tale in the award winning Legends of the Guardian-King saga, SHADOW OVER KIRIATH, is a fantastic allegorical fantasy that contains several major subplots that tie back to the main superb story line. Though he has defeated his internal opponents such as his brother (who sold him into slavery) and the Mataio order, both and others remain a threat to his reign and to his country. Those machinations pale alongside of the coming invaders as even the monarch has doubts that Eidon will save his people from slavery. He also ponders how to marry the woman who stirs his blood without alienating Chesedh or Eidon. Karen Hancock provides a powerful stand alone epic tale that is excellent as a stand alone, but is incredible when read back to back to back with its predecessors (see LIGHT OF EIDON and THE SHADOW WITHIN). --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2006

    Action packed and moving!

    The book opens on the day of Abramm Kalladorne¿s coronation after a hard-fought victory to take the throne that was rightfully his. But the battle is far from over. The rhu¿ema, evil, seductive spirit beings, are set to ruin Abramm¿s day of glory. But when Abramm dons the ceremonial regalia of his forebears¿a crown, a cape, a scepter, and an orb¿Eidon manifests his Light in a brilliant display that confirms Abramm as God¿s chosen king. Before Abramm¿s coronation is complete, Esurhites of the army of the Black Moon attack the fortress on the coast, plunging the country into preparations for war. Abramm needs the support of his Chesedh neighbors, but the only way they will ally with Kiriath is if Abramm agrees to marry the First Daughter of the Chesedh king. Determined to do what is best for his kingdom, Abramm agrees. But in his heart he fears his bride will be repulsed by his maimed left arm and deep facial scars he received in his battle with the morwhol (end of book 2). Lady Madeleine, Second Daughter of the King of Chesedh, struggles with Abramm¿s commitment to marry her older sister. She¿s spent a year at the Kiriathan court doing research on the fortresses and guardstars for Abramm. In the course of her work, she has fallen in love with Kiriath¿s king. But she is not the First Daughter, and her plain face and outspoken ways don¿t exactly stir a man¿s heart. While she¿s determined to avoid the king and hope her heart recovers, their enemies have seen the attraction and use it to stir the king¿s personal conflict to augment the ever-increasing problems he faces as the Shadow presses in on Kiriath¿s borders. Battles rage on land and sea, and in the hearts of men, until Abramm¿s greatest joys lead him to make a torturous sacrifice that puts his faith to the ultimate test.

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