Sunday, January 11, 2015

Book Review: Eiathan's Heir raises the stakes

Hi everyone. It's late getting this up, but better late than never. This book review deals with the third book in the Legends of Astarkand series, Eiathan's Heir:
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Bjorn Horsa has come to Hearthing Hall, and is trying to bring order to the land while waiting for the right moment to be crowned king. Not only does he have to deal with misguided heralds and political matters of the court, but there's a barber causing insurrection in the land that if not stopped will result in innocent people being sacrificed to Vodan. Unknown to Bjorn the sorceress and Vodan's own daughter Gunhild is spying on him, seeking to ruin his rule. Will Bjorn be able to save the folk of Firewind? Or will Astarkand forever fall under the shadow of Vodan?
I enjoyed this story as I've enjoyed the other books of Astarkand. Krystine manages to create an authentic medieval feel while still maintaining the elements of a high fantasy. Like in medieval times different religious views clash and find themselves at odds. Her heroes prove you don't need magic or super powers to save the day. All you need is faith and the courage to go forward.
The word breast is used a few times. A woman is hinted to be pregnant. A man is hanged. A dragon attacks a town.
With God all things are possible. The Devil may try to slip us up and bring misfortune, but all will work out in the end. Sometimes doing what's right means going against what is popular.

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