||Dec 30, 2011
A medieval adventure story about the epic battle between good and evil.
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Blood Of The Righteous
Murder most foul!
A noble lord is slaughtered in his manor. His three surviving children suddenly find themselves commoners. The oldest, Gabriel Ki Kalendeen, is a knight in service to the church who must balance his commitment to God with his responsibilities of his family. Eleenia, an independent minded healer, tries to make her way in a in a male dominated society in a profession that permits few females to enter. The roguish David, having survived the attack on his family, takes on a new identity, convinced that he is still a target. Together they struggle against society, their own deep character flaws, and the evil that secretly manipulates the world through intrigue, deception, lies, and murder. But the Sons of Perdition knew not what they did when they spilled the Blood of the Righteous!
A thousand years ago a son of perdition, for reasons unknown, performed a ritual to open a portal to hell itself. However, his demonic incantation quickly grew beyond his control. The fires of hell poured down upon the earth in what has come to be called the Rain of Fire. The upheaval was cataclysmic. Mountains rose where cities stood. Parts of the land sunk into the sea, while land rose out of the ocean. Rivers shifted. People and beasts were touched by the dark powers and changed.
A knight of the time rode into the heart of the maelstrom. Sir Michael, a Knight pure of heart and clean of spirit, led a group of his fellow knights and bravely fought the sons of perdition. When the battle was over, there had not been a single loss among their number, but the sons of perdition were slaughtered to the man. The portal had closed.
The knights returned to a much different world. A full third of mankind had been killed in a matter of hours. Most of the monarchies had been destroyed. There was only one institution that was decentralized enough to escape destruction: The Holy Church.
A month later, Sir Michael and his men stood before the newly elected Pontiff. They were given special commission by the church, to which they swore their service. They became Knights of the Order of Holy Defenders.
Through their efforts, they brought forth law and order across the land. People had very little left, and they turned en masse to the church. The ranks of the Holy Defenders grew. Gradually, the world returned to normal.
Love this book!!
This book is great! The story centers around 3 children of a slain family: Gabriel, a church knight in training, Eleenia, a healer in training, and David, a young teenager, who survives the slaughter of his family by the evil necromancers. All three siblings are very different, but they are very human and likable. You care about these characters and want them to survive, prosper, and defeat the evil. I especially like Eleenia. She is so strong, smart, and funny. The sibling interaction is great. This book really sucks you in, I didn't want to put it down. I can't wait for the second book in the Ki Kalendeen Chronicles!!
Yes! This is a must read.
This book is crazy GOOD! When I'm reading, the words effortlessly take me there....to every hallway...every feeling...every piece of action. I'm smirking and laughing one moment while gritting teeth at what's brewing on the next page. When I'm reading, I don't want to stop.....when I have to stop, I'm waiting impatiently to go back! Fear not! - the images from this story play in your mind like a movie you just saw- it's that good!! J.E. Sandoval Rocks.
Excellent, fun read!
Great book. Mr. Sandoval creates a vivid world with characters that I could really relate to. It sucks you right in and keeps you there. While there is some good closure in the book, it leaves you wanting more. Can't wait for Book 2!
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