Return of the Guardian-King (Legends of the Guardian-King Series #4)

Return of the Guardian-King (Legends of the Guardian-King Series #4)

by Karen Hancock

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Overview

The powerful finale to the Christy Award-winning novels in the LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIAN-KING series

Believed dead by all but the handful of supporters who rescued him from his Mataian enemies, Abramm Kalladorne has fled his homeland to the high mountains of northern Chesedh. Traveling under a new name with a group of bitter and increasingly desperate fellow exiles, Abramm hopes to reunite with his wife in Chesedh, where he will offer his services to her father in fighting the invading armies of the Black Moon. But with every step he is hindered, delayed, and diverted from the direction he desires to go, and it soon becomes clear Eidon has other plans for him.

In the royal city of Fannath Rill, Maddie alone believes Abramm still lives. But since she has no proof, her friends, family, and public opinion press her to remarry. With its neighboring realms now under enemy control, Chesedh has become the last bastion of Eidon's Light. Desperately overmatched, it cannot survive on its own. Yet the rich, handsome eastern warlord who is openly courting Maddie has a vast fleet of galley ships that could turn the tide in Chesedh's favor....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764227974
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: Legends of the Guardian-King Series , #4
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Karen Hancock's novels have received numerous awards and honors, including three Christy Awards for Arena, The Light of Eidon, and The Shadow Within. Along with writing, Karen is a watercolorist. She resides with her husband and son in Tucson, Arizona.

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Cheryl Russell

"Return of the Guardian-King is the final book in the LEGEND OF THE GUARDIAN-KING series. Multiple Christy Award winner Karen Hancock has created a story world rich in detail and depth. Her well-written characters draw you into their world with their triumphs and struggles, failures and successes, heartbreak and joy. Much of her writing reminds me of JRR Tolkien's, especially in when it comes to creating story worlds and the characters that inhabit those alternate universes. It is Abramm's story, a man determined to follow his first love, no matter what the cost. Return of the Guardian-King holds to the same high standards set in the previous books, making the whole series keepers on my shelf."--(Cheryl Russell, crosswalk.com)

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Return of the Guardian-King 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
starkat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's hard to explain this book unless you've read the last three. The author weaves such a spell about you that it's almost impossible to put the book down until it's finished. Return is the last book in the series. It's the climax and yet leaves you wondering what will happen in Kiriath in the future. The location feels real. The characters seem alive. If you do wander into Kiriath, make sure to read the books in order.
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This action packed book is a satisfying end to the series! It starts at a real low--Abramm has had everything taken away from him, his kingdom, his wife, his sons, even his name and identity. He longs to journey back to where he can begin regaining what he has lost and fulfill his destiny, but weather and the forces of evil are keeping him from his dreams. Meanwhile his wife, Maddie, is with her birth family in the kingdom of her childhood--where everyone but her believe Abramm to be dead. They want her to remarry and despite her resolve she encounters a charming suitor who just may break down her defenses. But both Abramm and Maddie seek to follow Eidon's plan, and will find themselves going places they never dreamed of in their journey with Him. Seeing how the author brings these characters out of the depths step by step into a happy ending was so enjoyable! The whole series is full of adventure yet also weaves spiritual lessons into the challenging situations that these characters are given. Fantasy fans, there is a great quest story here, a complex society, and a lot of other reasons to enjoy this tale purely for the story, setting, and magical elements. Christian fiction fans will enjoy the many lessons of faith the characters learn along the way. There is a lot in this series to appeal to all readers, I definitely recommend giving it a try!
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A wonderful close for the story of our humbled warrior!
JulieQ More than 1 year ago
This whole series, Legend of the Guardian-King, is great. I love how the author combines Christian values with the fiction!!
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d1of1 More than 1 year ago
A fight between good and evil. Keeps your interest and you can't put it down.
GinabugRW More than 1 year ago
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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I loved this book! i wish it had ended differently than it did.... but I cant change the way the author wrote it!!!!! I still love this book! I will read it again some time. <3
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Mrs. Hancock kept you on your toes the whole way through! My favorite of the series. Loved the whole journey in these books!
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