"Pilgrim's Progress meets Hunger Games," says one reviewer.
Dive into the unforgettable and transformative journey!
Chrissi Camden finds herself on a mysterious and spontaneous journey to the ancient King Roi (raw-ee) who may be able to lift her life-long and deadly curse. Unfortunately, the king calls her on this journey with not just her best friend, the intelligent Phil, but her archenemy and the rebel of their school. Together, the four make their way on a journey they never anticipated in a land much, much different than home, where a supernatural war takes place before their very eyes.
As they fight strange and terrifying creatures, pass through eerie places and over treacherous terrain will this unique crew find their way home? And even greater, will they find the legendary king, who hasn't been seen or heard from for many generations?
About the Author
I have been writing ever since I can remember. However, it was my fourth grade teacher who gave me the encouragement I needed to believe in myself as a writer. From that point on, I was a writer. Journalism, poetry, fiction. I love it all and have done it all. I am excited to begin my career as a novelist with The Reconciling: Part I of the Overcome Trilogy. I am a proud resident of Texas and live in the burbs with my husband, John, and daughter, Emalyn. I can't get enough of pizza and hummus (though not necessarily together) ... (though why not now that I think about it). I like nature walks, reading and binge watching tv shows. I owe all to my Jesus and love serving Him through my passions and talents.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Starting with a truly intriguing premise, as a girl grows up hiding a secret by wearing gloves, April Lynn Newell’s The Reconciling takes readers from quiet small town with trees, to high school with teasing, and to someplace strange where a high king Roi might even seem to be real. Hints of Narnia and echoes of The Magicians thread through the story. It’s a fast, fun adventure; it wears its mystery lightly, disguised as stories in the Book; and it offers plenty of food for thought, plus hope for the chance to read Part 2. The reconciling is an enjoyable, intriguing read, despite occasional point of view confusion. It’s relatively short (satisfying in a world of sprawling epic fantasies) and sufficiently complete to read on its own. It’s also sufficiently incomplete to entice readers to look for more. I’d certainly enjoy seeing how these teens put the things they’ve learned to good use. Disclosure: I was given an ecopy and I offer my honest review
The Reconciling, a debut treat for young adult fiction fans, will draw you in as Chrissi and her friends embark on a journey of self discovery in which they must overcome challenges on their journey to King Roi. Will they find King Roi? What will happen to their friendships? Will they be able to return home? Readers will be captivated with characters and a storyline that comes alive with the authors gift of words.You will be kept wondering what will happen to Chrissi and her friends and wishing the the story did not have to end.