Friday, April 30, 2010

Book Review: Allon

Book Review: Allon

I am reviewing this book for Glass Road Public Relations. 
About the Author: (from website)
    Shawn lives in Antioch, Tennessee. Married for 25 years they have a daughter, Briana. Shawn began writing in her late teens and eventually writing for the 1980s Filmation animated series “BraveStarr.” She won awards and earning recognition for screenwriting from the American Screenwriters Association. While pitching historical fiction to various publishers, her daughter asked her if she could write her a fantasy story.
 About the Book (from it's
The Forces of Evil Grow Stronger...

Long ago, the land of Allon was a paradise until the fall of the Guardians paved the way for the rise of the Dark Way. King Marcellus now controls the land as his forefathers did, with an
iron fist and the help of the evil spirit, Dagar. But an ancient prophecy speaks of a time to come when the Guardians will return and Allon will be restored—lead by its rightful heir.

At sixteen, Prince Ellis is forced to flee from the life he has known, pursued by the King’s soldiers. With help from two mysterious strangers he meets in the forest, he must find a way to defeat the evil forces and prove himself worthy to be king if Allon is to have any hope of salvation. Along the way he will face trials that test his character, his wisdom, his courage, and ultimately, his heart. 
 My Thoughts
At first I wasn't sure if I'd be able to "get into" this book, but that uncertainty was quickly dispelled .I really enjoyed the book. Allon is a wonderful mixture of Lord of the Rings, mixed with Indiana Jones with a dash of the Bible thrown in. Shawn Lamb does an excellent job on integrating the themes of faith, endurance, and commitment through out the book. The characters are real and believable. I felt like I was on the journey with Prince Ellis to become King of Allon. If there was one thing I would change-it would be to add a character list to the beginning or end of the book. There are so many different yet similar character that at times it was hard to keep track of who was doing what. The story was very suspenseful . Once I got started reading I didn't want to put the book down. It also challenged me in my faith. Stick to following God and His word no matter what happens. God will reward your faithfulness. I would definitely recommend this book to others. I can't wait to read the sequel to Allon. 

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At April 30, 2010 at 5:40 AM , Blogger Diana said...

I'm looking forward to the summer so I can read more!

At May 1, 2010 at 10:02 PM , Blogger Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sounds like an intriguing book! Thanks for a wondeful review...I'll ahve to look for this book at my library.

At May 4, 2010 at 7:28 AM , Blogger Nola @ the Alamo said...

Sounds interesting; I love fantasy books. I could hardly wait to get my hands on each "Harry Potter" when they were released!


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