From Darkness Won (Blood of Kings Series #3)

From Darkness Won (Blood of Kings Series #3)

by Jill Williamson
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From Darkness Won (Blood of Kings Series #3) by Jill Williamson

Darkness trembles.

Achan steps into his role as Crown Prince and prepares for war. But war against whom? Could Esek still be alive? Has Lord Nathak taken Esek's place? Or is the mysterious Hadad the true enemy Achan must confront?

Vrell has her own agenda of serving Prince Oren as a healer, but when she is stormed and lost to the Veil, Achan does all he can to bring her back. His conversations with her are strange, though, as if she has no memory of who he is.

In a land consumed by Darkness, the fate of Er'Rets hangs in the balance as Achan endeavors to take the throne and end the reign of Darkness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982598771
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Series: Blood of Kings Trilogy Series , #3
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. She writes stories that combine danger, suspense, and adventure for people of all ages. Jill started Novel Teen Book Reviews ( to help teens find great books to read. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. By Darkness Hid is her first novel.

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From Darkness Won 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up the first book in this trilogy only because it was "on sale" at my local book store. I was hooked and started looking for the second book and had to wait for an "on demand" printing. Couldn't get my hands on From Darkness Won fast enough! I was wondering how this trilogy could have an ending that did not progress in a predictable fashion. From Darkness Won was anything BUT predictable! Kept me up too late at night and then couldn't get the story line out of my head for weeks! Great for all ages, guys and gals, and anyone looking for their next great read!
Adele_Treskillard More than 1 year ago
Jill Williamson is one of the best authors I've ever read. With From Darkness Won, she crafted a thrilling, pleasurable adventure sure to ensnare you from the first page to the last. It certainly snared me. It enriched my life and my imagination. First it made my day, then had me happily reading WAY into the night. You know you've got a good book when you're not mad at the author for making you stay up! The vivid characters, scenes, places, and of course, the humor, will haunt your memory long after you've put this book down. I loved From Darkness Won! If possible, it's the best of the Blood of Kings Series, although each book has its own flair. But one thing's sure: you'll never forget this enchanting climax of the quest to vanquish Darkness and win back the Kingship of Er'Rets. Thank you, Jill, for writing From Darkness Won. Your vivid imagination has paved the way for thousands of readers' enjoyment. Mine included!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed reading this 3rd and finally book of the Blood of Kings series. It was great!!!
JRParker More than 1 year ago
I finished From Darkness Won minutes ago and the transition back to the real world is still not complete; part of me is still in the land of Er'Rets with my friends. But are we mourning or celebrating? This book had so many wonderful scenes... I got emotional more than once. In fact, I don't remember the last time I was more emotionally attached to the characters of a novel. It's a bit scary, to be honest. What a satisfying conclusion. This was the best of the trilogy, and that is no small feat. The Blood of Kings Trilogy, and especially From Darkness Won, has earned a permanent and prominent spot on my book shelf.
Christian_Miles More than 1 year ago
Achan and Vrell have come far. They've fought Black Knights in Darkness, freed prisoners from icy cells, escaped the wrath of a bloodthirsty usurper... but now they've found themselves in the midst of a war. Everything hangs in the balance, and if the Crown Prince cannot take the throne at Armonguard, Darkness will consume all the land. Our final foray into the land of Er'rets couldn't have been better. I don't know how she did it, but somehow Jill Williamson managed to write the perfect last book to her Blood of Kings trilogy. From Darkness Won had me up until 3 a.m. reading. It bonded to my hands the moment I picked it up, refusing to be put down until the last page fell. Five stars and a standing ovation are in order, I think.
Kerry_Nietz More than 1 year ago
I fully agree with author Kathy Tyer's summation of From Darkness Won: It is a satisfying conclusion to the Blood of Kings trilogy. Here Williamson manages to tie up all the loose ends while expanding on themes and ideas she introduced in the two earlier books. There are great insights, some truly touching moments, high action, endearing humor, and a couple of unexpected-yet appropriate-twists. There was even a section that took me back to my favorite childhood shows, The Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man. (I'll leave it to you, dear reader, to figure out why that is.) In addition, I think Jill went a long way to dispel criticisms of her female character, Vrell Sparrow. Now Sparrow's prior behavior seems not only logical, but fully atoned for. I appreciate the book's reminder that small sins often result in large problems later. From Darkness Won is everything it should be. Get yourself a copy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the books in the series are excellent. Instead of Christian didactic fiction which tries to then tell a good story, this is simply good fiction that happens to have a Christian bent to it, without being overly preachy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jill Williamson is an extraordinary talent. I hope you continue this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow. Jill takes her readers on an emotional, suspenseful adventure and rewards them perfectly with this last installment of the Blood of Kings trilogy. From battles to bloodvoicing, love to lessons, Jill does a masterful job combining rich character development with action, politics, and fighting. I absolutely love her characters: Each is so unique and distinct, yet very realistic and easy to root for - they are definately flawed, but I like that. They mature so much and learn so many lessons. Unlike others, I like Vrell, she is realistic and complex, and the twist to her circumstances in this book was well done. Really great job with the protagonists! I also love the moral dilemmas she presents; it is a thought-provoking, insightful book. The few downsides were that I sometimes forgit the main goal or problem because of all the little minor battles and journeys, as well ad all of the personal conflicts. Also, the villains did not show up very much in this last story, and they seemed a bit unrealistic or weak to me. I wish there could have been a few more confrontations and seemingly hopeless moments. Some other things to note: Definitely for teens because of the mentions of Vrell's "monthblood" and occasional (very clean, rest assured) references to the physical aspects of romance and marriage. Also, make sure to read the first two books first - By Darkness Hid and To Darkness Fled. Overall, this is a great read, either for fantasy lovers or those who simply enjoy moving, well-written stories. Jill's rich world, complex characters, and top rate storytelling more than fits the bill, and you will not be able to put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this fantasy series. It is action-packed and fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For anyone searching for an epic fantasy series, look no farther than The Blood of Kings trilogy by Jill Williamson.
BethLizz More than 1 year ago
The only bad thing about this book is that it was the last one in the trilogy. Would love to see more! The best of these must be the Christian aspect brought in. I loved it! Can't wait for my son to be old enough so I can read these to him!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jill ur freacking amazing!!!The usage of names on the story telling was too much though. You should cut down on saying the characers name. Even though Achans nameis soo cool!!!!
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The_hibernators More than 1 year ago
In this final installment of the Blood of Kings trilogy, Vrell and Achan battle their adolescent romantic problems as well as the forces of evil. I was happy with the outcome of the book, but felt the story dragged a bit. Like I said in my review of the second book, To Darkness Fled, although the story is fantastic, this trilogy does not have enough plot to last three books. It could have made such a sweet standalone book! On the other hand, the characters are very well-developed and lovable (even though their adolescent vices are a tad frustrating at times). And there was a good story to it. The trilogy would appeal only to readers of Christian Fiction—the religious message gets to the point of sermonizing a couple of times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was okay, by the end though it seemed to lose it, better than other books from well known authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book, but not a favorite. It seemed to repeat a lot, and I really didn't like the heroine.