The great city of Thyra has fallen and shadows spread across the land. Rowen Mar, the last Truthsayer, is taken before the Shadonae. But the Shadonae are not who she thought they were, and now they want to claim her as their own.
Caleb Tala, former assassin and prince, is now a Guardian of mankind. Exiled from his country, Caleb wanders the desert in search of his mother’s past and clues to who he is.
These are the last days of the Eldaran race. Rowen and Caleb must find their way along the dark path set before them by their ancestors: to heal what was wounded and love where hatred grows. But the road is narrow and the darkness beckons. If either of them fails, all will be lost…
And the human race will be no more.
Book three of the Follower of the Word series.
*2016 Rone Award Nominee*
*2016 INSPY Award Finalist*
*2016 Carol Award Finalist*
Reviews for Heir of Hope:
“Why you should read it: Written with an adult audience in mind, this series-ender twists and turns as it bends, breaks and heals the characters, revealing them as so much more than we’ve seen them to be before. Told from several viewpoints, but doing so in a natural way that avoids jolting from one character’s head to the next, the story takes place in multiple locales, from city to desert to a hauntingly deserted city by the sea as former enemies are forced to overcome their inner demons while fighting real ones, binding together in friendship toward that goal common to many epic fantasies: Save the World or Die Trying.
Pitted against powerful demonic creatures who not only twist the minds of humans but feed on their souls, danger stalks at every turn … and the only ones who can overcome the great evils in the lands are either damaged, broken, imprisoned or ignorant of what the One who entrusted power to them can accomplish through it.
Make sure you read the first two books of this series first, of course, but epic fantasy fans should consider this series a must-read!” Serena Chase, USAToday Happy Ever After
“I have a confession to make. I love fantasy. I don’t get to read really good fantasy that often – especially not well written and newly published fantasy. But Heir of Hope and the entire trilogy are definitely all that a fantasy reader could seek. Written in beautiful descriptive fashion, this series and especially, this book, keeps the reader on the main idea of the story. Some fantasy stories suffer from overly difficult plot points, backstory that clouds the purpose of the book, or convoluted storylines that keep the readers off track. This book does not do that in any way. In fact, Heir of Hope keeps the story true to its purpose. The Word and the characters remain center stage and keep the reader engaged to the very end…
The entire series is fantastic. If you’re looking for good summer reading or something for your teens, this series from Enclave Publishing is one not to miss. Snag your copy today – you’ll be glad you did!” RadiantLit
“Busse excels at world-building in this character-driven adult fantasy. Her flawed but relatable characters continue to face obstacles. Heir of Hope speaks of love, forgiveness, and sacrifice. One finds it especially appropriate that the author’s personal blog is titled “In Darkness there is Light,” for that is the theme of this series: no matter how dark it is, God’s light is there.
The quality of Busse’ plot and character development is evident in the nomination of her works for several awards. Daughter of Light was a finalist for the 2013 Grace Awards, the Christy Awards, and the Carol Awards;Son of Truth was a finalist for the 2014 Clive Staples Award.
Recommended for fantasy fans and for adult collections in public libraries. Fans of epic fantasy series like those by Jill Williamson, Patrick Carr, and Tolkien, to name a few, will enjoy this series.”—Christian Library Journal
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