Disowned Allegiance #1 MOBI ´ Disowned Allegiance

Disowned Allegiance #1 MOBI ´ Disowned Allegiance


  • ebook
  • Disowned Allegiance #1
  • Sarah Addison-Fox
  • English
  • 13 August 2014

10 thoughts on “Disowned Allegiance #1

  1. R.F. Gammon R.F. Gammon says:

    This book wasn't a loud dominating bookIt wasn't an incredibly explosive streaking star kind of bookNo Disowned stands out in its uietness its hominess its drive to depict a family full of love It may not be as ambitious as the Lunar Chronicles or as violent as the Blades of Acktar but that's okayDisowned is first and foremost I think a story about family It's about the family Celeste seeks without realizing it and the one she finds It's about how your loved ones can heal so many wounds and even if they can't cure them all they still provide the safe arms to run to The thing that spoke most to my heart was that the theme of adoption is central Celeste's real family was awful to her It's the family she finds once she's escaped slavery that is where she is finally able to feel safe and loved and happy And I loved thatThis isn't my typical format for a review but I'm making an exception for this book Disowned uietly took a place at the top of my Kindle and has planted itself in my heart and dug its way deep into my affections Well done Ms Addison Fox Well done Now please hurry up with the seuel XDAnd btw I totally ship Celeste and Mick


  2. Sarah Grace Grzy Sarah Grace Grzy says:

    DAHHHHH 12 billion trillion stars Review to come when I can think clearly ;


  3. Kate Willis Kate Willis says:

    Me opens book to see if it’s any good Me hours later still reading Since this is the first book in the series I can tell that a lot of things are still being set up but I’m already enjoying the medieval ish feel of the fantasy world Ethan Maggie and the children were such sweet characters I especially liked how Ethan was portrayed as strong but also sensitive I felt all the suspense in the first few chapters and even when Mick came home deeply The sense of hiding waiting and danger was really strong And can we talk about the heroine? She didn’t come as some perfect superlady “chosen one” Nope she was realistic scared and had to train And I loved her reasons for training too not feminist or anything just practical A for that Also her medical skills are fantastic I’m excited to see how those serve her as the adventure pans out huge grinI was a little disappointed that Etra didn’t figure into the story but hopefully that will pick up as the series goes on Also I can’t decide about Asher He’sconfusing ; I really loved the monks DThere were a few things that took away from my enjoyment but they’re really just personal preference It’s of “it’s me not the book” thing ; As a young woman I hated reading about Celeste’s “evaluation” It wasn’t a long description just very bluntly put and not something I’d like to read about in a book I’ve picked up for entertainment This book overall wasn’t very violent but the knife fight in the woods especially the aftermath shudders was a bit too much for me I’m always the one who asks for knife fights to be filtered out of movies thoughJust a note that there are a few instances of d and by and a soldier gets very drunk Also a young man notices a woman’s shape a couple times making me want to kick himBest uote Ethan hefted Mick up “He’s out cold” He dragged Mick back inside to the bed “Oh good” Mick slurred “I think I’ll join him”Altogether I enjoyed this dystopian adventure and am interested to see how the rest of the series goes ;


  4. Lila Kims Lila Kims says:

    Going into this book I hardly had a doubt in my mind that I was going to like it I make that assumption a lot and this time I wasn't disappointed at all I guess the only reason it isn't five stars is that it's such a uiet book It didn't slam me to the ground and scream in my face with its awesomeness But it was still REALLY REALLY goodAlso going into this book I didn't uite know what I was expecting other than loveliness It was one of those that even though I may have read the synopsis I just didn't know what I was about to plunge intoAnd what did I find you ask? Well I found a family This family is called the Haynes family and they are epic Joe and Sadie are the most precious of the precious 3 3 Like I feel like YA needs innocent little children like these two darling kiddosThe sibling love is one of my best parts of this book The way Joe looks up to Mick as a role model melts my heart and the care and compassion Mick shows to both him and Sadie is just UGH I LOVE YOU FOR THAT MICK I mean the guy does have some issues but I'm a fangirl anyway and I can't wait to see how he grows 3And then Ethan and Maggie are incredible parents the type that YA needs of if you ask me I especially loved the relationship that develops between Maggie and Celeste OKAY SO CELESTE I literally just started Dissemble but her arc is STUNNING in this book alone A super likable protagonist to root for and sympathize with Celeste is the perfect blend of strong and weak GO CELESTEThe plot was slow burning but the family won me over so uickly that I didn't even care as long as the Haynes were on the scene The intrigue over Celeste and all the problems and conflicts that came with her slave status kept me hungrily reading on And then it picked up speed OH BOY DID IT PICK UP Suddenly things were getting suuuuuper intense and my heart was beating fast By the end of the novel I was breathless I've seen some people complaining about the cliffhanger ending but I have NO problem with the way the author cut it off It was tastefully done and I wouldn't have it any other way Every story needs a strong beginning middle and end and Disowned had all three But trilogies are special you see and although the first book in any trilogy must be a story in itself duh it's almost just as important that it be the set up for the rest of the series If it doesn't leave enough things hanging what are the chances a reader is gonna come out of it saying OH MY GOODNESS I NEED THE NEXT ONE?Overall I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to see of these incredible characters and this incredible fantasy world 3


  5. Katie Hanna Katie Hanna says:

    Thoughts Ethan and Maggie are a sweet couple 3 Mick #nothanks #y'allcanhavehim I really admire Celeste for her independence That girl knows what's up and she won't let anybody push her around Me like nods Can't she marry Asher tho?? I LIKE Asher He's funny and down to earth Also I really hope Celeste becomes a soldier in the next book To heck with convention Let her realize her potential She's good at this stuff The setting is uite interesting really It's not much like any other fantasy book I've read It's kind of a mishmash of several cultures and aesthetics; sometimes it felt like the Old West other times it felt like Africa and so on Which is rather cool The concept of warrior monks intrigues me #hardcore I really like the ending It doesn't try to wrap everything up in a neat bow finish it off It allows room for the story to continue to grow and expand I'm curious what happens next


  6. Karis Karis says:

    When one of my close Goodreads friends messaged me asking if I would like to alpha read for her I said yes a bit fearfully not sure what to expect out of her debut novel What if the writing was horrible or I didn’t like the plot? I would be stuck reading it And how would I politely say I disliked it to my GR friend that I had become close with over the past couple of months? Let me just say that I shouldn’t have worried I Loved This Book Loved it The night Sarah added to Goodreads and set up her author profile I was up till 1 AM emailing her ecstatically and sitting in front of my computer with a goofy smirk plastered to my face Really ask my brother; he’s my sole witness in this case I think he found it amusing to see his usually intelligent sister reduced to a fangirling blubbering mess So what is it about Disowned book one in the Allegiance series by Sarah Addison Fox that has caused my excessive fangirling and driven me to disturb the lives of so many of my friends and family by loudly and repeatedly declaring to them that they need to read this book? So many things did First off the writing uality went above and beyond my expectations I couldn’t believe that this was only Sarah’s first book Secondly I loved the characters they are all so individually awesome and uniue to themselves The Haynes family has completely won me over Maggie is such a dear mothering spirit And her kids Joe and Sadie are little dears especially Sadie I fell in love with her when she drew that picture of a mermaid for Celeste heart shatters One of Sarah’s strong writing points is in her dialogue among the characters which definitely impressed me Also the setting is very uniue It is not your typical medieval fantasy world but rather a world in a limbo setting between modern and medieval times So electricity rifles and a few other modern conveniences make their appearance but there are horses instead of cars and an old fashion feel to the entire book Another neat thing about the setting is the uniue landscape that she’s portrayed much of it based off the New Zealand fauna and landscape that is so familiar to the authorAnd then there’s the plot Celeste is a run away slave from Kyraena an underdeveloped country of spiritual darkness where slavery is rampant Etraea is a land where she hopes to find freedom But is freedom ever even possible for a slave? Mick is an injured soldier returning to recover at home only to find out that his family is harboring an illegal fugitive Mick is honor bound to turn Celeste in according to a treaty that is just barely holding together the fragile peace between Kyraena and Etraea Mick’s family and especially his mother Maggie seem determined to protect Celeste Why do they insist on complicating everything? And poor Celeste is painfully learning how to trust and trying to adjust to being around people who actually care and love each otherIt really is a struggle for Mick to understand Celeste’s POV; he very much begrudges Celeste’s very presence as well as little things like her accidentally sitting in his seat at the table for supper For Mick who thinks of life as a series of problems for him to systematically solve Celeste is going to prove to be his biggest problem yetI love the Haynes family’s impact on Celeste As it is with any Christians who truly live their faith they can’t help but attract Celeste with their faith in Etra God Their prayers to Him are far personal and different than the prayers she’s seen given to the many gods of Kyraena I am looking forward to seeing of this aspect in the next book in the seriesBut nothing that I’m telling you will fully be able to explain why I love Disowned so much You need to read it for yourself I’ve read it completely over three times and enjoyed it every time as I’ve alpha read for Sarah which has been an infinite delight for me Every time I’ve read a new version of the book I’ve seen it improve and get even better which I did not think was possible at the beginning It’s been amazing to see I would definitely recommend Disowned to fans of clean Christian non magical fantasy Do get a copy It’s beyond an amazing book


  7. Mikayla Mikayla says:

    I picked this book up for free on Kindle and I am very glad I didn't pay for it First off here are some things I did like about the book 1 The characters were very vivid They shined through the pages making you feel like you knew them personally2 The writing style was solid It kept me turning the pages3 I loved Mick's family They were awesome lovable peopleWhat I didn't like so much 1 The number one reason this book got such a low rating for me was all the references to nudity I have a very good imagination so this was a bit disturbing how many times Celeste was without clothes Even in her memory's of being a slave there were a lot of mentions of it and what they wanted to use her as Now I will say it was always for a good reason but I really hated it and felt it could have been avoided2 Mick is a jerk Now he isn't a Christian so I'll give him some slack but I really wanted to punch him repeatedly He hates Celeste until she turns up in a pretty dress then he's all over her He can't keep his eyes off her especially when she shows up in a tight shirt He also cusses mildly several times and is drunk at one point 3 I felt lost through a lot of the book I could never figure out what kind of setting it was in 4 Other then mentioning God briefly several times there was almost no Christian content Overall I think a lot of people would like this book but it was not my kind of book at all Because of the negative content I would not recommend it to anyone under 14


  8. Victoria Lynn Victoria Lynn says:

    45 stars Review coming


  9. Deborah O& Deborah O& says:

    Review originally posted on my book blog What a uniue enjoyable bookThe story kept me absorbed and guessing and it’s a nice mix of actionthrilling and life seuences with character moments There’s a dash of romance which was alternately cute and frustrating—just say what you mean already characters The usual ; It could be raw and real and emotional and deal with war and things but also be lighthearted and fun at other times uite balanced and well written Anyway I liked the story and I can’t wait to see where it goes nextOn to charactersMick was my favorite; I loved him The soldier type he has a temper and a gruff exterior at times but he’s goodhearted and loyal and has a wry sense of humor His dialog was the best D It was also neat picking out his relationships with everyone around him like his family and Celeste and AsherCeleste was a good heroine and I liked how the author did a great job with her outlook on things clearly showing how foreign the “normal” world of Mick and his family was to her since Celeste is from the country with which his homeland is at war I loved Mick and Celeste figuring each other out after being at oddsMick’s family the Haynes were so nice ^^ Having an entire family as central characters was a sweet and refreshing element I liked how they were just good people and a tight knit little group We have Maggie and Ethan the parents who share POV switching back and forth with Mick and Celeste who were both such homely good people; Maggie’s so sweet and motherly and Ethan’s a solid strong sort of father figure Then there’s Joe and Sadie the little siblings of Mick; they’re fun though I was occasionally unsure what age they’re supposed to be A lot of the lightheartedness comes from them Other characters were intriguing particularly Mick’s friend Asher I’d like to find out about him and the monks who we saw a few times though not as much as I thought at first Everyone was very individual and came to life on the page The setting was very interesting Some might call it non magical fantasy but there’s nothing fantastical about it—it’s merely non historical countries in another land Hence the newly named genre Kingdom Adventure which this book definitely belongs to I thought it might be medieval esue but while it does have dashes of that with a monastery and things it ended up feeling almost like a frontier western type of era 1800s perhaps with a smidge of modern feel too There are guns horses potbellied stoves and a little town with shops as well as an organized military and intelligence which felt modern with a lot of the wording and electricity is a new thing so there’s lightbulbs But apparently there’s a ueen and there are many references to the Crown so the western feel doesn’t totally fit I guess it’s like non magical fantasy meets western meets kingdom meets almost modern Anyway the point is that it felt very uniue A few times some of the elements didn’t mesh totally for me but on the whole it felt like its own individual land that I’ve now become familiar with ^^ That’s one of the fun things about Fantasy and Kingdom Adventure—the feel of the world and getting to know it I hope to go back to this land of Etraea sometimeContent wise for those who wish to know it’s a little bit gritty at times so I’d recommend it to slightly older teens There’s a little bit of gruesomeness due to war and some other referencesthings which might make it PG 13 but fairly mild And there’s a faith element which was nicely integrated since there’s an allegorical God and so forth I liked how faith filled the Haynes family was That ending It didn’t cliff hanger exactly but it sort of stopped rather suddenly and there are uite a few uestions left hanging including some big changes I keep wondering what happens next I want the next scene and I’m extremely curious to find out what will happen in later books I want to know what happens with Mick and Celeste and their storiesOverall I enjoyed it very much indeed ^^ It was just really good and I loved the characters 3 And and and book 2 where are you? I recommend it to anyone who likes a good adventure story and I’ll be watching for books by this author D I received a free e copy of this book from the author many thanks These opinions are my ownFavorite uote“You picked a bad time to get shot” Mick raised an eyebrow “Is there a good time to get shot?”


  10. Gray Cox Gray Cox says:

    Wow This book is so uniue in so many ways I echo the thoughts of other reviewers when I say how uaint and sweet it is It's not flashy or loud and booming like so many books are nowadays instead it lets the storyline prove itself And prove itself it does Simply beautiful


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Disowned Allegiance #1[Ebook] ➠ Disowned Allegiance #1 ➦ Sarah Addison-Fox – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk One desperate girl one courageous family one sacrifice to save them allWhen Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea a country filled with technology and wealth she un One desperate girl one courageous family one sacrifice to save them allWhen Kyraenean slave Celeste risks her life to reach the free nation of Etraea a country filled with technology Disowned Allegiance Kindle - and wealth she unknowingly sets off a chain of events that will change her life foreverAfter escaping her new owner Celeste awakens in the home of an Etraean soldier sworn to protect the fragile peaceFor Corporal Mick Haynes life is simple Follow the rules do your job and work your way up the ranks Getting shot and finding a wanted slave at his family's farm wasn't part of the planWhen a Kyraenean bounty hunter locates Celeste Mick's loyalty will be stretched to the limitWith war on the horizon Celeste faces two impossible choices Both securing her freedom but both at a cost she could never have imaginedWill Etraea provide the freedom she's longed for or shackle her to an entirely new master.

10 thoughts on “Disowned Allegiance #1

  1. R.F. Gammon R.F. Gammon says:

    This book wasn't a loud dominating bookIt wasn't an incredibly explosive streaking star kind of bookNo Disowned stands out in its uietness its hominess its drive to depict a family full of love It may not be as ambitious as the Lunar Chronicles or as violent as the Blades of Acktar but that's okayDisowned is first and foremost I think a story about family It's about the family Celeste seeks without realizing it and the one she finds It's about how your loved ones can heal so many wounds and even if they can't cure them all they still provide the safe arms to run to The thing that spoke most to my heart was that the theme of adoption is central Celeste's real family was awful to her It's the family she finds once she's escaped slavery that is where she is finally able to feel safe and loved and happy And I loved thatThis isn't my typical format for a review but I'm making an exception for this book Disowned uietly took a place at the top of my Kindle and has planted itself in my heart and dug its way deep into my affections Well done Ms Addison Fox Well done Now please hurry up with the seuel XDAnd btw I totally ship Celeste and Mick

  2. Sarah Grace Grzy Sarah Grace Grzy says:

    DAHHHHH 12 billion trillion stars Review to come when I can think clearly ;

  3. Kate Willis Kate Willis says:

    Me opens book to see if it’s any good Me hours later still reading Since this is the first book in the series I can tell that a lot of things are still being set up but I’m already enjoying the medieval ish feel of the fantasy world Ethan Maggie and the children were such sweet characters I especially liked how Ethan was portrayed as strong but also sensitive I felt all the suspense in the first few chapters and even when Mick came home deeply The sense of hiding waiting and danger was really strong And can we talk about the heroine? She didn’t come as some perfect superlady “chosen one” Nope she was realistic scared and had to train And I loved her reasons for training too not feminist or anything just practical A for that Also her medical skills are fantastic I’m excited to see how those serve her as the adventure pans out huge grinI was a little disappointed that Etra didn’t figure into the story but hopefully that will pick up as the series goes on Also I can’t decide about Asher He’sconfusing ; I really loved the monks DThere were a few things that took away from my enjoyment but they’re really just personal preference It’s of “it’s me not the book” thing ; As a young woman I hated reading about Celeste’s “evaluation” It wasn’t a long description just very bluntly put and not something I’d like to read about in a book I’ve picked up for entertainment This book overall wasn’t very violent but the knife fight in the woods especially the aftermath shudders was a bit too much for me I’m always the one who asks for knife fights to be filtered out of movies thoughJust a note that there are a few instances of d and by and a soldier gets very drunk Also a young man notices a woman’s shape a couple times making me want to kick himBest uote Ethan hefted Mick up “He’s out cold” He dragged Mick back inside to the bed “Oh good” Mick slurred “I think I’ll join him”Altogether I enjoyed this dystopian adventure and am interested to see how the rest of the series goes ;

  4. Lila Kims Lila Kims says:

    Going into this book I hardly had a doubt in my mind that I was going to like it I make that assumption a lot and this time I wasn't disappointed at all I guess the only reason it isn't five stars is that it's such a uiet book It didn't slam me to the ground and scream in my face with its awesomeness But it was still REALLY REALLY goodAlso going into this book I didn't uite know what I was expecting other than loveliness It was one of those that even though I may have read the synopsis I just didn't know what I was about to plunge intoAnd what did I find you ask? Well I found a family This family is called the Haynes family and they are epic Joe and Sadie are the most precious of the precious 3 3 Like I feel like YA needs innocent little children like these two darling kiddosThe sibling love is one of my best parts of this book The way Joe looks up to Mick as a role model melts my heart and the care and compassion Mick shows to both him and Sadie is just UGH I LOVE YOU FOR THAT MICK I mean the guy does have some issues but I'm a fangirl anyway and I can't wait to see how he grows 3And then Ethan and Maggie are incredible parents the type that YA needs of if you ask me I especially loved the relationship that develops between Maggie and Celeste OKAY SO CELESTE I literally just started Dissemble but her arc is STUNNING in this book alone A super likable protagonist to root for and sympathize with Celeste is the perfect blend of strong and weak GO CELESTEThe plot was slow burning but the family won me over so uickly that I didn't even care as long as the Haynes were on the scene The intrigue over Celeste and all the problems and conflicts that came with her slave status kept me hungrily reading on And then it picked up speed OH BOY DID IT PICK UP Suddenly things were getting suuuuuper intense and my heart was beating fast By the end of the novel I was breathless I've seen some people complaining about the cliffhanger ending but I have NO problem with the way the author cut it off It was tastefully done and I wouldn't have it any other way Every story needs a strong beginning middle and end and Disowned had all three But trilogies are special you see and although the first book in any trilogy must be a story in itself duh it's almost just as important that it be the set up for the rest of the series If it doesn't leave enough things hanging what are the chances a reader is gonna come out of it saying OH MY GOODNESS I NEED THE NEXT ONE?Overall I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to see of these incredible characters and this incredible fantasy world 3

  5. Katie Hanna Katie Hanna says:

    Thoughts Ethan and Maggie are a sweet couple 3 Mick #nothanks #y'allcanhavehim I really admire Celeste for her independence That girl knows what's up and she won't let anybody push her around Me like nods Can't she marry Asher tho?? I LIKE Asher He's funny and down to earth Also I really hope Celeste becomes a soldier in the next book To heck with convention Let her realize her potential She's good at this stuff The setting is uite interesting really It's not much like any other fantasy book I've read It's kind of a mishmash of several cultures and aesthetics; sometimes it felt like the Old West other times it felt like Africa and so on Which is rather cool The concept of warrior monks intrigues me #hardcore I really like the ending It doesn't try to wrap everything up in a neat bow finish it off It allows room for the story to continue to grow and expand I'm curious what happens next

  6. Karis Karis says:

    When one of my close Goodreads friends messaged me asking if I would like to alpha read for her I said yes a bit fearfully not sure what to expect out of her debut novel What if the writing was horrible or I didn’t like the plot? I would be stuck reading it And how would I politely say I disliked it to my GR friend that I had become close with over the past couple of months? Let me just say that I shouldn’t have worried I Loved This Book Loved it The night Sarah added to Goodreads and set up her author profile I was up till 1 AM emailing her ecstatically and sitting in front of my computer with a goofy smirk plastered to my face Really ask my brother; he’s my sole witness in this case I think he found it amusing to see his usually intelligent sister reduced to a fangirling blubbering mess So what is it about Disowned book one in the Allegiance series by Sarah Addison Fox that has caused my excessive fangirling and driven me to disturb the lives of so many of my friends and family by loudly and repeatedly declaring to them that they need to read this book? So many things did First off the writing uality went above and beyond my expectations I couldn’t believe that this was only Sarah’s first book Secondly I loved the characters they are all so individually awesome and uniue to themselves The Haynes family has completely won me over Maggie is such a dear mothering spirit And her kids Joe and Sadie are little dears especially Sadie I fell in love with her when she drew that picture of a mermaid for Celeste heart shatters One of Sarah’s strong writing points is in her dialogue among the characters which definitely impressed me Also the setting is very uniue It is not your typical medieval fantasy world but rather a world in a limbo setting between modern and medieval times So electricity rifles and a few other modern conveniences make their appearance but there are horses instead of cars and an old fashion feel to the entire book Another neat thing about the setting is the uniue landscape that she’s portrayed much of it based off the New Zealand fauna and landscape that is so familiar to the authorAnd then there’s the plot Celeste is a run away slave from Kyraena an underdeveloped country of spiritual darkness where slavery is rampant Etraea is a land where she hopes to find freedom But is freedom ever even possible for a slave? Mick is an injured soldier returning to recover at home only to find out that his family is harboring an illegal fugitive Mick is honor bound to turn Celeste in according to a treaty that is just barely holding together the fragile peace between Kyraena and Etraea Mick’s family and especially his mother Maggie seem determined to protect Celeste Why do they insist on complicating everything? And poor Celeste is painfully learning how to trust and trying to adjust to being around people who actually care and love each otherIt really is a struggle for Mick to understand Celeste’s POV; he very much begrudges Celeste’s very presence as well as little things like her accidentally sitting in his seat at the table for supper For Mick who thinks of life as a series of problems for him to systematically solve Celeste is going to prove to be his biggest problem yetI love the Haynes family’s impact on Celeste As it is with any Christians who truly live their faith they can’t help but attract Celeste with their faith in Etra God Their prayers to Him are far personal and different than the prayers she’s seen given to the many gods of Kyraena I am looking forward to seeing of this aspect in the next book in the seriesBut nothing that I’m telling you will fully be able to explain why I love Disowned so much You need to read it for yourself I’ve read it completely over three times and enjoyed it every time as I’ve alpha read for Sarah which has been an infinite delight for me Every time I’ve read a new version of the book I’ve seen it improve and get even better which I did not think was possible at the beginning It’s been amazing to see I would definitely recommend Disowned to fans of clean Christian non magical fantasy Do get a copy It’s beyond an amazing book

  7. Mikayla Mikayla says:

    I picked this book up for free on Kindle and I am very glad I didn't pay for it First off here are some things I did like about the book 1 The characters were very vivid They shined through the pages making you feel like you knew them personally2 The writing style was solid It kept me turning the pages3 I loved Mick's family They were awesome lovable peopleWhat I didn't like so much 1 The number one reason this book got such a low rating for me was all the references to nudity I have a very good imagination so this was a bit disturbing how many times Celeste was without clothes Even in her memory's of being a slave there were a lot of mentions of it and what they wanted to use her as Now I will say it was always for a good reason but I really hated it and felt it could have been avoided2 Mick is a jerk Now he isn't a Christian so I'll give him some slack but I really wanted to punch him repeatedly He hates Celeste until she turns up in a pretty dress then he's all over her He can't keep his eyes off her especially when she shows up in a tight shirt He also cusses mildly several times and is drunk at one point 3 I felt lost through a lot of the book I could never figure out what kind of setting it was in 4 Other then mentioning God briefly several times there was almost no Christian content Overall I think a lot of people would like this book but it was not my kind of book at all Because of the negative content I would not recommend it to anyone under 14

  8. Victoria Lynn Victoria Lynn says:

    45 stars Review coming

  9. Deborah O& Deborah O& says:

    Review originally posted on my book blog What a uniue enjoyable bookThe story kept me absorbed and guessing and it’s a nice mix of actionthrilling and life seuences with character moments There’s a dash of romance which was alternately cute and frustrating—just say what you mean already characters The usual ; It could be raw and real and emotional and deal with war and things but also be lighthearted and fun at other times uite balanced and well written Anyway I liked the story and I can’t wait to see where it goes nextOn to charactersMick was my favorite; I loved him The soldier type he has a temper and a gruff exterior at times but he’s goodhearted and loyal and has a wry sense of humor His dialog was the best D It was also neat picking out his relationships with everyone around him like his family and Celeste and AsherCeleste was a good heroine and I liked how the author did a great job with her outlook on things clearly showing how foreign the “normal” world of Mick and his family was to her since Celeste is from the country with which his homeland is at war I loved Mick and Celeste figuring each other out after being at oddsMick’s family the Haynes were so nice ^^ Having an entire family as central characters was a sweet and refreshing element I liked how they were just good people and a tight knit little group We have Maggie and Ethan the parents who share POV switching back and forth with Mick and Celeste who were both such homely good people; Maggie’s so sweet and motherly and Ethan’s a solid strong sort of father figure Then there’s Joe and Sadie the little siblings of Mick; they’re fun though I was occasionally unsure what age they’re supposed to be A lot of the lightheartedness comes from them Other characters were intriguing particularly Mick’s friend Asher I’d like to find out about him and the monks who we saw a few times though not as much as I thought at first Everyone was very individual and came to life on the page The setting was very interesting Some might call it non magical fantasy but there’s nothing fantastical about it—it’s merely non historical countries in another land Hence the newly named genre Kingdom Adventure which this book definitely belongs to I thought it might be medieval esue but while it does have dashes of that with a monastery and things it ended up feeling almost like a frontier western type of era 1800s perhaps with a smidge of modern feel too There are guns horses potbellied stoves and a little town with shops as well as an organized military and intelligence which felt modern with a lot of the wording and electricity is a new thing so there’s lightbulbs But apparently there’s a ueen and there are many references to the Crown so the western feel doesn’t totally fit I guess it’s like non magical fantasy meets western meets kingdom meets almost modern Anyway the point is that it felt very uniue A few times some of the elements didn’t mesh totally for me but on the whole it felt like its own individual land that I’ve now become familiar with ^^ That’s one of the fun things about Fantasy and Kingdom Adventure—the feel of the world and getting to know it I hope to go back to this land of Etraea sometimeContent wise for those who wish to know it’s a little bit gritty at times so I’d recommend it to slightly older teens There’s a little bit of gruesomeness due to war and some other referencesthings which might make it PG 13 but fairly mild And there’s a faith element which was nicely integrated since there’s an allegorical God and so forth I liked how faith filled the Haynes family was That ending It didn’t cliff hanger exactly but it sort of stopped rather suddenly and there are uite a few uestions left hanging including some big changes I keep wondering what happens next I want the next scene and I’m extremely curious to find out what will happen in later books I want to know what happens with Mick and Celeste and their storiesOverall I enjoyed it very much indeed ^^ It was just really good and I loved the characters 3 And and and book 2 where are you? I recommend it to anyone who likes a good adventure story and I’ll be watching for books by this author D I received a free e copy of this book from the author many thanks These opinions are my ownFavorite uote“You picked a bad time to get shot” Mick raised an eyebrow “Is there a good time to get shot?”

  10. Gray Cox Gray Cox says:

    Wow This book is so uniue in so many ways I echo the thoughts of other reviewers when I say how uaint and sweet it is It's not flashy or loud and booming like so many books are nowadays instead it lets the storyline prove itself And prove itself it does Simply beautiful

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