The Restorer's Son

The Restorer's Son

by Sharon Hinck
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The Restorer's Son by Sharon Hinck

Chosen to save a people. Called to serve an enemy.

Plunged again into the gray world of Lyric and Hazor, Susan and Mark search frantically for their teenage son, Jake, as all signs hint that a trusted ally has betrayed them. Assassins, political intrigue, false leads, and near misses beset their path, which will lead them into the dark prisons of Hazor before the One's purpose is revealed.

Cast out by those he trusts and preferring to cross swords with the One rather than yield to His will, Kieran flees to enemy Hazor, only to find that the One knows no borders. Pursued by his calling, Kieran finds a boy without a home, a king with burning questions, and a nation torn by darkness. As he embraces the tasks the One has set before him, this new Restorer learns that the One requires his all -- perhaps even his life.

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ISBN-13: 9781935929574
Publisher: Gilead Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Series: Sword of Lyric Series , #2
Pages: 301
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sharon Hinck has experienced many adventures on the road of following Christ, but none has involved an alternate universe (so far). Winner of three Carol Awards and a Christy finalist, she is a wife and mother of four, with an M.A. in Communication and makes her home in Minnesota.

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The Restorers Son 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
GinnySmith More than 1 year ago
Sharon Hinck has created one of the most vivid and enchanting worlds in all of Christian fantasy with her Restorer series. If I were able to visit a fiction fantasy world, it would by Lyric. (Though I would struggle between that and Narnia!) I *love* Lyric - the people, the culture, their dedication to the One. But Lyric isn't all music and praise. There's a very real evil at work in the land, and the battles are fought with real weapons, both physical and spiritual. When the first edition of The Restorer's Son came out, it was my first introduction to the Sword of Lyric series. I read the book in one sitting, absolutely captivated by the story of Susan and Mark entering a portal to another world in search of their son, Jake. I was drawn to Kieran's struggle against the One's call on his life. The mark of a great writer is the ability for a reader to place herself into the story, and I was right there with Kieran as he ran past the borders of Lyric, and straight into an evil that chilled me to the bone. Now the extended edition is available, and I'm once again swept away to the world of Lyric. There's so much new, fascinating, thought-provoking, entertaining levels to the story! If you didn't read the first version, you MUST read this one. And if you did read the first story, you already know you MUST read this one!
ninaruth More than 1 year ago
The Restorer's Son Expanded Edition is the icing on the cake! For those of us who've come to love the folks of Braide Wood (& will admit to having gotten so thoroughly engaged in the stories, that we found ourselves praying for "Kiearan" and other characters in our daily quiet times!), RSEE (Restorer's Son Expanded Edition) is everything we loved about the original, and all that we secretly hoped would be added, since we couldn't get enough of the characters and stories the first time around! :-) I admit to being a bit of a Kieran fangirl (he's a bit Mr. Darcy, a bit Han Solo...exasperating and enchanting all at once!), so this book is a particular favorite in the series. I majored in English in college & took one whole semester of Lewis & Tolkien as my textbooks, so my taste in spec fic is pretty high & picky...!! Sharon Hinck joins an elite list of my favorite authors who know how to use the vehicle of fiction to tell the One True Story & to tell it well. Thank you, Sharon!!
StacyM0 More than 1 year ago
In her Sword of Lyric series, Sharon Hinck created an amazing world to be found through the portal - Lyric, Braide Wood and Hazor, and wonderful characters like Susan, Tristan, Kieran and Linette. While the original edition of The Restorer's Son was a can't-put-down experience, Hinck's expanded version takes us deeper into this world, into battles between good and evil, between hardened hearts and the One who sees all, knows all - loves all. Not even the tough and hardened, reluctant hero Kieran can stand against the persistence, and love, of the One. Following Kieran into battle, watching his struggle to accept his call and lay down his will before the One, makes us consider our own daily struggles to be more than we are. The additional discussion guide, the added surprises that Hinck has included, make The Restorer's Son Expanded Edition even more impactful. This is not a book to be taken lightly - it is to be experienced. Journey with the characters, sing their songs, even eat their food. You'll be left wanting more! And you will be changed by your experience with the One.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
I loved this series when it originally released...a shock for someone who is not a fantasy person. I'm thrilled that it's been rereleased with additional scenes and lots of goodies added in. If you didn't read this series the first time, do yourself a favor and read it now. It is wonderful!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Restorer's Son was just as captivating as the first book in the series. I enjoyed following Kieran on his spiritual journey, even though I wanted to smack him a few times. I can't wait to read the third one, I'm sure it'll be just as good!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just as good as the first one. I can't wait to read The Restorer's Journey!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another winner in the Sword of Lyric series by Sharon Hinck, The Restorer¿s Journey is an action-packed fantasy grounded in harsh reality. The narrative alternates between two main characters: Susan, the Restorer/soccer mom from the first book, 'The Restorer' who becomes a prisoner of the Rhusicans while her son Jake, the new Restorer, tromps around trying to find both his bearings and his courage. Jake struggles with his new role as the Restorer and tries to triage the multiple injuries of the land ¿ plus rescue his missing mother. Not a stand-out leader initially, Jake is knocked around, beaten up, tied up and taken for a forced march, and even killed 'several times' ¿ but heals from everything until he learns to follow the One¿s direction and truly be a leader for the people. After seasons of trial and suffering, the People of the Verses begin to restore order and return to their sacred roots. In the meantime, Susan is kept a prisoner of the sadistic mind-reading Rhusicans. Through her experiences of deprivation and mental torture, Susan connects even deeper with the One, and is able to forgive and pray for her enemies. The strength and reality of Susan¿s relationship with the One literally unhinges the Rhusicans so much ¿ this formidable power that they can see but cannot control ¿ that they decide to release Susan, who demands the release of all the other prisoners as well. Susan and the others escape and make their way to the capital city of Lyric as Jake and his army of Guardians are reclaiming the city. All in all, it¿s a riveting story. This is not a sweet bedtime book with a happy little moral at the end - it¿s not a standard fantasy novel in any way. It¿s a harsh spotlight revealing a couple of very real characters in deadly situations that don¿t play out easily. Both Jake and Susan suffer terrible things, yet each does so with an amazing attitude of gratitude to the One whom they serve. They continue to seek His face and direction regardless of their individual circumstances, whether they are running for their lives, or trapped and alone with no hope for relief or release. It¿s truly an astounding book to read. We all face trials and difficulties in our own lives. We may at times petition God to help us out of our troubles. But it¿s rare to choose to remain in the trial so that we might find God¿s will for us, for our lives. I know it¿s a struggle for me personally to be faithful and trusting when it seems like everything is crashing in around me. But it¿s good to be able to take comfort in a book that tells it like it is, and doesn¿t make light of life. Books like The Restorer¿s Journey are real sources of inspiration. It doesn¿t need to be non-fiction to be encouraging. And this book proves it. Sharon Hinck has truly become one of my all-time favorite authors. She has shown time and again that she can tell an awesome story and make it hit home with depth, passion and conviction. Her books have an honored spot in our home library, and I hope that many will find her works as enjoyable as I have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Restorer's Son picks up where The Restorer left off: Jake, Susan and Mark's teenage son, has slipped through the attic portal into the land of the People of the Verses, and Kieran is bitter and angry about his role as the new Restorer. Now the Mitchells must find their son, and Kieran must struggle with the One's purpose for his life. The Restorer's Son is a rollercoaster ride of action and emotions. You don't have to be a fan of fantasy to enjoy this book... the basic themes of accepting who God's created you to be and the plan He has for your life, are universal. Sharon Hinck weaves her words with care. In more than one instance, I found myself tearing up after a particularly touching scene. And during the climactic ending, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. As with The Restorer, The Restorer's Son concludes with a question that leads straight into the next book. I for one can't wait to find out what comes next!
Deborah_K More than 1 year ago
Like I've said before, fantasy is a genre I don't normally read. I have a great imagination but outside of Star Wars, Narnia, or LOTR I'm not too good with imaginary worlds. However, this series has totally bridged the gap between women's fiction and fantasy allowing the two audiences to enjoy the story. With a modern female lead character, the audience is able to relate to both the outside world and the world beyond. I loved returning to the world of the Lyric. It felt like returning to Narnia or going back to Middle Earth, seeing familiar faces again. I liked reading the story from Kienan's POV this time around. It was interesting to read about the reluctant and unwilling Restorer as opposed to the I'm not sure what I'm doing Restorer that Susan was. The battle scenes aren't as intense as they were in the first book but I cringed every time Kienan would slash his hand just to prove a point. Just like in the first book, there's a shocker in the middle of the story. Call me clueless but I totally didn't see it coming. Let's just say it makes you really think about who the title of the book is supposed to be for. The ending is a cliffhanger and I'm dying to know what happens next. It makes me want to go up to my attic space and snoop around for a secret portal. What C.S. Lewis did for wardrobes, Sharon Hinck has now done for attics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In The Restorer¿s Son Kieran fights with the One over his selection as the next Restorer. He¿s an outcast among his people, and can¿t imagine how he will serve as their rescuer. Then the One tells him to take the message of the One to the people of Hazor. This does not seem like a job for a Restorer. Susan and Mark are back this time hunting for their son who slipped through the portal. The book is told in first person from Kieran and Susan¿s points of view. Each character has a distinctive voice ¿ no chance of mixing them up. I could easily relate to Kieran¿s struggle with God¿Does God love me? Why would He love me and care about me? This can¿t really be His call on my life. He must have the wrong person¿but wouldn¿t He know that! Sharon paints powerful word pictures of these other worlds. I felt like I was returning to an exotic location I¿d visited long ago. And yet the descriptions were rich enough to easily carry the uninitiated straight into Lyric, Braide Wood and Hazor. The author¿s creativity in constructing an entirely new world that is unique yet easy to picture is amazing to me. I honestly can't think of anything I would improve on this book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the battle of Morsel Plains, the Children of the Verses defeated the Hazer army with the help of the Restorer Susan Mitchell, who came from earth to the world of her husband Mark via a portal in their attic (see THE RESTORER). When the couple returns to earth, they learn their son Jake also went through the portal so they go back to retrieve him. Susan is no longer the Restorer as that mantle and associated responsibility has passed on to Kieran, who refuses to perform the role. --- Kieran and Jake meet when the former flees from the attacks of Kahlarian assassins. They travel together to the capital city of Lyric where Councilman Cameron tricks Kieran so that he looks like a traitor. They escape and Jake is left with the Braide Wood clan while the banished Kieran travels to Hazer. He fights against doing the bidding of the One until he finally accepts his fate. Eventually the new restorer, Jake, and his parents meet up just as hostilities seem imminent between Hazor and Lyric. --- This enchanting fantasy is filled with plenty of action, political intrigue, sublime religious overtones that fit nicely into the storyline and exciting battle scenes. Susan¿s role has changed from when she was the Restorer as now she introduces the readers to her replacement. Having Kieran become the Restorer is ironic as he refused to be touched by the One¿s love. Hick¿s world is an interesting place in which the Creator shows his power in everyday life the description of this orb is so vividly alive, readers will check their passports to see the stamp. Fans of Karen Hancock will enjoy the entertaining RESTORER¿S SON. --- Harriet Klausner