Hero's Lot, The by Patrick W. Carr
(The Staff and the Sword)

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The language, people and geography seem very real. This actually made the book more enjoyable as I tried to figure out just where the action could have taken place.
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With the King Near Death, Will the Kingdom Fall?

When Sarin Valon, the corrupt and dangerous church leader, flees the city of Erinon and the kingdom, Errol Stone believes his troubles have at last ended. But he and his friends still have dangerous enemies working against them in secrets and whispers.

In a bid to keep them from the axe, Archbenefice Canon sends Martin and Luis to Errol's home village, Callowford, to discover what makes him so important to the kingdom, and in that journey they discover amazing new secrets about the workings of Aurae.

Back in Erinon, Errol is unjustly accused of consorting with spirits. Convicted, his punishment is a journey to the enemy kingdom of Merakh, where he must find Sarin Valon and kill him. To enforce their sentence, the church leaders place Errol under a compulsion--he must complete his task, or die trying.

"The adrenaline level remains high, without 'middle book' doldrums." --Publishers Weekly

"The Hero's Lot is a spellbinding, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that will leave you breathless and reeling from the truly masterful and immensely pleasurable writing of Patrick W. Carr."--Radiant Lit
 

About Patrick W. Carr

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Patrick W. Carr teaches high school math and makes his home in Nashville, Tennessee, with his incredible wife, Mary, and their four awesome sons, Patrick, Connor, Daniel, and Ethan. Learn more at www.patrickwcarr.com.
 
Published July 1, 2013 by Bethany House Publishers. 450 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 27 2013

Despite the page-turning zest of the narrative, a sense of high-level stall colors the plot. There’s a lot of activity, but nothing changes.

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Radiant Lit

Good
Reviewed by Amber on Jun 17 2013

Readers of fantasy and epic adventure will enjoy every second of this beautifully crafted, mesmerizing story that is rich with intriguing characters, magnificent landscapes, and compelling questions.

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Niki Hahn's Journal

Excellent
Reviewed by Nikole Hahn on Aug 16 2013

The Hero’s Lot engaged my attention from the first page to the last and I gave it five stars. I can’t wait for the third book as The Hero’s Lot left me hanging though it felt complete.

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By The Book

Good
Reviewed by rbclibrary on Jul 31 2013

The language, people and geography seem very real. This actually made the book more enjoyable as I tried to figure out just where the action could have taken place.

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Simple Wyrdings

Good
Reviewed by Elle on Jul 24 2013

I really loved this book. Errol finds a love interest in this book as well as getting some more adventures. There are a few fight scenes and lots of danger and excitement.

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