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Tahn ( Book #1): A Novel
     

Tahn ( Book #1): A Novel

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by L. A. Kelly
 

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In a dark, medieval land, good and evil battle it out. Trapped between his master's evil commands and his persistent conscience that tells him to do otherwise, Tahn Dorn finds himself in a twisting plot that threatens not only his life but also that of the lovely Netta. After kidnapping Netta from the comfort of her home and burning her castle to the ground, Tahn

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In a dark, medieval land, good and evil battle it out. Trapped between his master's evil commands and his persistent conscience that tells him to do otherwise, Tahn Dorn finds himself in a twisting plot that threatens not only his life but also that of the lovely Netta. After kidnapping Netta from the comfort of her home and burning her castle to the ground, Tahn realizes he can't turn her over to Samis, his evil master, as was originally intended. But as Tahn launches a plan to outwit Samis, he realizes he must also face the evils within himself.
Here, compelling characters deal with the real-life struggles of redemption and forgiveness. It's good versus evil in a way you've never experienced before.

A note from the author:
"I knew as I was writing Tahn that the story could not end until certain choices were made. Love or self-guarded preservation? Forgiveness or bitter hate? It is my hope that readers will think about such choices in their own lives. I hope they remember Tahn and see past the surface of the next person they meet. I hope they see a potential hero in every lost and wayward child and pray accordingly. Then Tahn and I will have done our jobs."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441231901
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
673,760
File size:
638 KB

Meet the Author

L. A. Kelly is better known to her historical fiction fans as Leisha Kelly. She is the author of Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift, Katie's Dream, and Rorey's Secret, a series of best-selling novels. Leisha, her husband K. J., and their two children, live in Clayton, Illinois.
L. A. Kelly is better known to her historical fiction fans as Leisha Kelly. Prior to her untimely death in 2011, Leisha was the author of several bestselling historical fiction books, including Julia's Hope, Emma's Gift, and Katie's Dream. She served many years on her local library board and was active in the ministries of her church.

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4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The hero in this book is what every christian should aspire to be. Great love story about forgiveness and mercy. There are two more books in this series.
jennifer addleman More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story of redemption and forgivness! Read all three
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story has a fantastic beginning! It caught me right up and captivated my interest. Tahn has an intriguing past; tortured by dreams with mysterious scars. He was made a killer and became the best at it. The Lady Netta-the lead woman-got on my nerves after a few pages and her anger towards Tahn that he killed someone to protect her was frustrating. Tahn saves some children from a sadistic killer and brings them to the cave Netta is hiding in. Netta tries to convert Tahn, but he continues to push her away. Finally he turns to God and all of a sudden he is the perfect man! He doesn't feel fear or anger. He doesn't care that everyone is trying to kill him or that he is going to be hanged. Obviously he is saved and goes to live with Netta's family but always feels out of place. He won't sleep in the house because he feels "unworthy" of their kindness, and when Netta tries to talk to him he tries to run away. Later she asked if they "dare hug". On the whole the story had a great beginning but was ruined by the perfect conversion and the "unworthiness" he always felt around everyone. There is no a way to relate to the perfection of the characters. The story was ruined as soon as he became a believer. He was more of a man when he was a killer then as a christian which should be the other way around.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Tahn kidnaps Lady Netta Trilett from her bedroom, but allows her to scream so that she awakens her family so that they will have a chance to save themselves because someone is going to torch the manor house. Tahn is supposed to take Lady Netta to his master Samis¿s fortress but he can¿t do that to a woman he cares about, a noble whose husband he killed. Netta fears him until he sneaks into Samis¿s stronghold and rescues the children that Saamis took off the streets so that he can train them to be assassins.................. She learns Samis took Tahn in as a child as he did many other children, made them fear him and then got them addicted to opium so they would not leave him. He raised a fearsome group of mercenaries who would kill for him.......................... Baron Trent hired Samis¿s men to kill the Triletts because they were in the way of his being crowned king as they are widely beloved for their kindness and piety. Most of Netta¿s family died in the fire or were hunted down by the mercenaries. Tahn risks his life to keep the children and Netta safe; he knows Samis¿s thugs will eventually kill him, but for love it is worth it even if he believes it is unrequited.................... This historical romance is a fascinating work in which even the greatest sinner can be redeemed if he truly repents his misdeeds. Tahn is a tough warrior but also a shy and introverted man who always expects to be friendless and hated because he is an outsider. Netta¿s love warms his heart and he realizes that redemption and death are only a heartbeat away. L.A. Kelly writes a beautiful adult fairy tale with a deep moral message...................... Harriet Klausner
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i love it, love it, love it! i had an incredibly hard time putting it down and have read it several times since the first.