Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Book Review: The Heart of Arcrea by Nicole Sager

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Title: The Heart of Arcrea

Author: Nicole Sager

Series: The Arcrean Conquest #1

Genre: Fantasy

Audience: Children-Adult


He who discovers the heart of Arcrea and joins the hands of the seven regions will be king.

Set during a forgotten age of kings and queens, knights and nobles, wise-men and warlords, The Heart of Arcrea follows the story of Druet the blacksmith, who, hoping to free his father from an unjust imprisonment, sets out on a quest that will solve an ancient riddle and crown a man as Arcrea’s first king. A host of memorable characters join Druet on his mission of justice, but opposition quickly rises to test their level of commitment and their faith in God. Will the dangerous wilds of Arcrea and her seven oppressive lords succeed in bringing an end to Druet’s quest and crush forever the kingdom’s hopes for a just king?

What is this heart of Arcrea and where is it to be found?

You must discover it for yourself.

**4 stars**

I really enjoyed reading another book from Nicole Sager! The Heart of Arcrea was adventurous, humorous, and quite thoughtful. I liked it very much!

Book One in THE ARCREAN CONQUEST series, it introduces us to the land of Arcrea, a humble blacksmith named Druet, and a legend of a hidden heart - the discovery of which will make a man the first king.
     As desperate situations call for desperate measures, Druet embarks on a journey to find this heart, and gains many a merry friend along the way.

It was fun! Nicole Sager does a wonderful job with her fantasy world! Strange and fantastical creatures abound, such as giant carnivorous plants and fierce fiery-breathing creatures of sorts. Also, we have dragons and the like! ^_^

And those characters! This author always has a brilliant array of characters! Such a diverse and delightful cast! Time and again, they gave me a good laugh with their humor or just their quirky personality! *grins* So much fun. Oh, and some made me furiously mad as well ... thought I should mention that!

But yes. Nicole Sager is such a good author. Clean, Christian, non-magical fantasy stories for the whole family! I did guess some elements of the plot, but I was still moved by the poignant way it was brought across in the end! I look forward to finishing this series, and continuing reading the companion novels (Hebbros and Burdney), which are awesome!

Highly recommend this author! ^_^

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