Our next 2010 nomination is By Darkness Hid, first in the Blood of Kings series by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press).
Adult/young adult Christian classic fantasy.
- Given the chance to train as a squire, kitchen servant Achan Cham hopes to pull himself out of his pitiful life and become a Kingsguard Knight. When Achan’s owner learns of his training, he forces Achan to spar with the Crown Prince–more of a death sentence than an honor. Meanwhile, strange voices in Achan’s head cause him to fear he’s going mad. While escorting the prince to a council presentation, their convoy is attacked. Achan is wounded and arrested, but escapes from prison–only to discover a secret about himself he never believed possible.
What others are saying:
- “By Darkness Hid is the kind of fantasy that should be on Christian bookstore shelves everywhere. Fascinating and complete. If you like fantasy novels at all, you owe it to yourself to get hold of this one. I can’t wait to explore it further. Highly Recommended.”
—Christian Fiction Review
Christy Award winner – Visionary Category
Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine
Next Generation Indie Book Awards finalist – Religious Fiction Category
EPIC Award winner – Fantasy Category
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