by Shawn Lamb

Paperback(First Edition, First)



The land of Allon was a paradise until the fall of the Guardians paved the way for the rise of the Dark Way. Evil King Marcellus now controls the land as his forefathers did, with an iron fist and the help of the evil spirit, Dagar. But an ancient prophecy speaks of a time to come when the Guardians will return and Allon will be restored—lead by its rightful heir. All the while, the exiled teenage Promised Prince, Ellis, must prove himself worthy to be king through a series of supernatural trials that test his character, wisdom, courage, and his heart. The first in the Allon series, this magical tale of adventure, destiny, and faith will test the reader’s strength and awaken their spirit of adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599798912
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 01/05/2010
Edition description: First Edition, First
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Shawn Lamb has written for children’s television and has won several screenwriting awards, including a Certificate of Merit from the American Screenwriters Association. She is active in various church ministries and has created her own curriculum based upon Proverbs 31. Shawn lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband of 25 years and their college-aged daughter.


Market Demographics: Primary—youth ages 12–18; male and female; fiction fantasy readers; young adults ages 18–25.

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Allon 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
VickiLN on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another of those books that you don't want to put down. It has a steady pace to it and is an exciting read. At times it was hard to keep track of everyone, but once I got deeper into the book they all clicked in my head and I enjoyed the story a great deal. This is the first book in the series and I hope to read book two.
susiesharp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a good young adult fantasy but I would probably market it, as YA/Christian/Fantasy.There is a definite Christian feel to this book, which I don't normally enjoy although I did enjoy this book. I did however find it had way to many characters and it was hard to keep track of them all.It is an epic battle of good and evil to save the ¿country¿ of Allon. The rightful King of Allon Ellis and the Daughter of Allon are to rule under the protection of Jo¿Rel (God) with the help of the Guardians they are to battle the sitting King Marcellus who is using the Dark Ways of Dagar (The Devil) to stay on the throne. They talk a lot about a Great Battle in the past and I wish there would have been a prologue telling us a little more about that battle and who was who in it. Maybe then all the characters wouldn¿t have been so confusing it felt like the author introduced a new character every page and you weren¿t sure which ones you needed to remember for later. This may have been a 4 star book other than the fact of too many characters and it needs to be marketed as Christian fiction. I did like this book well enough to read the next book in this series.I would recommend this book to Young Adults, Fantasy Lovers, and Christian Fiction Readers.Full Disclosure: I received this book from the author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book it makes you want to read more and you can't put it down
bookhimdanno More than 1 year ago
31/2 stars if I could. I enjoyed the story. It took me to a different place and time, where good and evil dwelled side by side trying to usurp one another. The evil or Dark Ways had grown strong since the Great War and Allon was suffering at its hand. Fantasy is always full of characters with different abilities and interesting names. I found the cast a bit full and hard to follow. The author said that in future books there will be a list of characters for those of us who need a reminder of who they all are. The map in the book was helpful to know where the characters were traveling. This is the first in a series and much of the book was devoted to setting the scene and introducing characters. The story revolved about the Guardians and the mortals fulfilling a prophecy. Draga, the creator of the Dark Ways, is finding a way to emerge from his prison to rule the land again. He's a good bad guy, you love to hate. Kell, the good guardian, is full of love for the mortals and wants to take Draga down. Ellis and Shannon are well matched mortals, who encounter many trials in their loyalty and lives. Both of these mortals are surrounded by a host of helpful friends and Guardians. The book leads up to the battle and I don't want to tell you what happens. I think the author could have gone a bit deeper into the characters and into the challenges that faced Ellis. I felt I didn't really understand how the Guardians worked exactly and I wanted a more clear back story. The concept is great and with a bit more work the book could be fantastic. But overall the book was interesting. I hope for more from the next one. If you enjoy fantasy and the host of creatures and characters that come with it, then you will enjoy this book. The story gives you hope for the good of our lives. We all fight our own battles, and I think fantasy helps us realize that we are not alone in that.
Janna6 More than 1 year ago
I love a good YA fiction and this book is one of them. I was taken away to the land of Allon where life is not as it should be. An evil king is in charge, though really a puppet king to Dagar and his henchman Latham. The good have had to go underground but now prophecy has lined up with reality and Prince Ellis has come back to take his rightful place and unite the kingdom against Dagar and the Shadow Warriors. It will involve finding the Daughter of Allon and helping her bring the Guardians out of hiding and that is just the beginning. This book is intense from start to finish and the story is engrossing. It is geared toward slightly older YA, I'm not sure my 12 and 13 year olds would follow it really well yet, but their getting close. There are just a lot of characters to follow, 12 different areas of Allon and keeping it straight isn't easy but well worth the effort. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to the upcoming books (I'm assuming there will be more since this is book 1).
VickiLN More than 1 year ago
This is another of those books that you don't want to put down. It has a steady pace to it and is an exciting read. At times it was hard to keep track of everyone, but once I got deeper into the book they all clicked in my head and I enjoyed the story a great deal. This is the first book in the series and I hope to read book two.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When the Guardians fell so did Allon. In the wake of the collapse fostered by Dagar the malevolent spirit, he fills the power vacuum by placing his mortal as evil as he is, King Marcellus to run the nation. They walk the Dark Way eliminating opposition and cruelly abusing the people. Evil has proven much stronger than good. However, an ancient prophecy proclaims a return to the days of paradise that were before Dagar did his most foul deeds. The Guardians must come back though that seems improbable as Daga would never allow this to occur without massive destruction on a scale only an immortal malevolence can do, and a just blood descendent of the former rulers must prove worthy which seems also unlikely as King Marcellus will kill any contender. In the Southern Forest near Garwood hides sixteen year old Prince Ellis, who must prove kingly worthiness by defeating powerful Dark Way paranormal foes before he takes on the current ruler and his evil spirit. However, impatient Ellis knows his people cannot wait for his maturity when soldiers attack the Jor'ellian Fortress where he hid. Fleeing rather than fighting he knows his mentor Master Ebenezer will die for him and their people. The Lord of the Southern Forest, Sir Angus of Garwood escorts Ellis away as the time is not right for the fight so the frustrated lad is forced into flight. With a strong nod towards Christopher Paolini's Inheritance fantasy saga, Allon is a superb coming of age quest fantasy. Ellis is a terrific teenager who eagerly wants to fight while his handlers demand flight. The support cast is solid especially the heroes die to defend the prince and the evil duet. Targeting young adults, anyone who enjoys Eragon (book or movie) will want to journey to the fallen land of Allon where hope was flickering out until now. Harriet Klausner