Thursday, March 7, 2013

A Hero's Throne by Ross Lawhead

A Hero's Throne
Book #2 of The Ancient Earth Trilogy
Author: Ross Lawhead
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781595549105
Paperback: 336 Pages

About the Book:
Knights of Ennor—the time has come to awake. Rise up to fulfill your secret oath and sacred duty.

Deep beneath the streets of England lies another realm . . . one few in our modern world know exists. Daniel and Freya, however, know it all too well. Eight years ago, these friends first journeyed through portals into the hidden land of Niðergeard—discovering a city filled with stones, secrets, and sleeping knights that serve to protect the world they call home.

But Niðergeard has fallen to dark forces, overrun by its enemies. Gates are being opened between the worlds that should have been kept closed. The battle lines for the war at the end of time have been drawn, and opposing forces are starting to gather.

Having served for centuries as the first and last outpost at the borders to other worlds, Niðergeard must be reclaimed and the mystery of its fall discovered. Daniel and Freya, along with an ancient knight and a Scottish police officer, must return to the legendary city, rally the surviving citizens, and awaken the sleeping knights—knights who are being killed, one by one, as they sleep.

But time is running out faster than they know.
My Thoughts:

First I must greatly urge one to read the first book as this is NOT a stand-alone. I read the first book in the Ancient Earthy Trilogy ("The Realms Thereunder") last year, and still felt quite lost in the beginning and am sure I didn't enjoy the book as much as I could have because I had forgotten some key elements to the story.

In this book we again meet up with Daniel and Freya as they continue on their adventure to awaken the Knights of Ennor. Full of excitement, violence and thrills, I was finding myself being kept up way past my bedtime to find out what was going to happen next! Lawhead has a gift for weaving a fantastic and suspensful story and makes sure you won't want to put it down!

This second book introduces new characters as well as builds upon some old ones. It builds upon "The Realms Thereunder" and sets up for a promising conclusion to the trilogy. I am so looking forward to reading the last book, but am pretty sure I'm going to want to reread the first two books before diving into the last.

This series comes HIGHLY recommended!
**Please note that there is quite a bit of violence and fighting.

I received this book through the Booksneeze program. I was not required to write a positive review, but instead, one that gives my honest opinion.

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