Friday, April 30, 2010

Blog Tour & Review: "Allon" by Shawn Lamb

Allon: Book 1
Author: Shawn Lamb
Publisher: Creation House
ISBN: 9781599798912
Genre: YA Fantasy

Synopsis (taken from the back of the book):

"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.

'Allon' is a magical tale of adventure, destiny, and faith that you won’t soon forget."

My Thoughts:

"Allon" is a brilliantly written book that captivated me from the beginning to the end. It's good vs. evil theme had me at the edge of my seat more than once. To me the storyline is classic fantasy, with knights, kings, queens, gods.... and of course, magic - everything I look for in a fantasy.

The characters are well developed and I couldn't help by cheer on Prince Ellis and Shannon. They are good and righteous and want the best for all. The Guardians were interesting creatures - much what I would think angels to be, and of course, Dagar and the Shadow Warriors I likened with Satan and his fallen angels.

I adored this book and I found it to be a wonderful read. I am anxious for the next book of the series to come out. I am highly recommending it to both young adults and adults. "Allon" is a wonderful book to escape with and would make a wonderful summer read. Both of my teens are looking forward to reading it this summer. I know they will love it!

About the Author:

Shawn lives in Antioch, Tennessee, just outside Nashville with her husband of nearly 25 years and their college age daughter, Briana. Shawn pursued her love of writing and took it to a professional level, writing for the 1980s Filmation animated series "BRAVESTARR". Along the way, she won several screenwriting awards, including a Certificate of Merit from the American Screenwriters Association.

Taking the skills of writing for televison along with experience of working with kids and teens, she began work on the series ALLON. The results are stories of faith to believe and overcome obstacles, commitment to a cause, and the endurance to see it through to the end.

To learn more about the author you can visit her website at: and her blog at:

This book was provided by Glass Road PR for me to honestly review. 


  1. Okay, I'm trying this again since I don't know if the first one took. :)

    Thank you for participating in the blog tour and for your kind words. It's always nerve-racking for an author awaiting reviews. We write and willingly put ourselves out there unguarded and vulnerable.

    Again, thank you.

  2. This sounds great! I'm in the mood for a good fantasy book, which is a genre that I usually don't touch. Thanks for reviewing it!



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