Prince Abramm Kalladorne rejects his family's warrior heritage and seeks a life serving the One God, Eidon, in the Mataian religious order. But things are not what they seem in the spiritual battle between the ritual-driven Mataia and the gold-shielded Terstan. Abramm is sold into slavery in a distant land, and his warrior tendencies transform him into the people's hope of deliverance from the death-worshipping Esurhites. In THE LIGHT OF EIDON (4.5), Karen Hancock builds a realistic world of nobles and barbarians, Romanesque arena games and a supernatural battle between good and evil. With Hancock's latest, inspirational fantasy continues to come into its own. (Jul., 402 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson