Friday, April 30, 2010
Shawn Lamb just came out with book 1 in a new fantasy series called Allon.
About the Book:
The land of Allon was a paradise until the fall of the Guardians paved the way for the rise of the Dark Way. Evil 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. All the while, the exiled teenage Promised Prince, Ellis, must prove himself worthy to be king through a series of supernatural trials that test his character, wisdom, courage, and his heart.
The first in the Allon series, this magical tale of adventure, destiny, and faith will test your strength and awaken your spirit of adventure.
About the Author:
Shawn Lamb has written for children's television and has won several screenwriting awards, including a Certificate of Merit from the American Screenwriters Association. She is active in various church ministries and has created her own curriculum based upon Proverbs 31. Shawn lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband of 25 years and their college-aged daughter.
This book is geared for 9-12 year olds. It is well written and full of suspense. My oldest daughter is nine, but I think I would wait for her to read the book. There is some torture and the beginning may be a little confusing with the character development.
If you have young adults that enjoy fantasy, I would recommend this book. It is good versus evil that offers suspense to keep you engaged in the book. The book is set up to move on to a book 2.