Friday, August 1, 2014

The Traitor’s Heir by Anna Thayer (Book Review)

The Traitor’s Heir (Book 1, The Knight of Eldaran)

By Anna Thayer

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction /

Published by- Lion Fiction

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 541

Age Group- Adult 

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $15.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-075-2

In The Traitor’s Heir, by Anna Thayer, Cadet Eamon Goodman does not know who to serve, the Master or the King.  He first served the Master, because the Master has been in charge of the River Realm for over 500 years.  Goodman did not know any different.  The Master is in his head as a voice and offers him great things as the son of Eben.

Lieutenant Goodman, no longer Cadet, gets a new assignment.  He is attacked and captured along with some of his troop.  His captors are with the King.  Goodman find that he enjoys talking with the King.  They make plans that as the son of Eben, he can do great things either for the King or the Master.  He chooses the King, but he has to go back to the Master for their plans to work.

Will he be a strong son of Eben for the King or will he go back to the Master and serve him.

About the Author-

Anna Thayer writes and lectures about C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien.  She is an English teacher.

My thoughts-

It is a typical situation, evil vs. good and the Master vs. the King.  Anna Thayer has put a new twist to it in book one of The Knight of Eldaran series, The Traitor’s Heir.  The twist is that Lieutenant Eamon Goodman, who was working for the Master (evil), was able to heal Cadet Mathaiah Grahaven’s wound with power from the true King (good).  After Lieutenant Goodman healed Cadet Grahaven he became closer to the King.  He went to work against the Master.  Unfortunately it was in the Master’s stronghold and he went back to the Master.

Lieutenant Goodman has a lot in common with many of us.  We used to serve the Master (Satan), went to the King (God), but we still turn back to the Master.  I am glad that the Lord (King) takes us back, like He did with Lieutenant Goodman.  We just need to ask him for forgiveness. 

This book teaches us that everyone makes mistakes and sins, but we are forgiven and we need to become stronger. 

I highly recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next one in the series. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Traitor’s Heir by Anna Thayer, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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