By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
Overall
3.9 Llamas

Review

So this book is one of my favorite book series, it has a really good focus on God and Christianity (though they never say God in the book they use a different word for His name…). Now I think this book is more of a youth/teen kind-of book, not really for kids. I’m not saying its about adult stuff, just not really a kid book.

The book is featured around learning about God, but also includes spirit/demons and some magic-like stuff. It can get a little intense during battles, and such (nothing wrong… just descriptive deaths), the usual war stuff.  There is mention of slaves in the book, some torture (this is why it isn’t a kid book, but don’t worry its not too extreme), and a whole lot of awesome. The book is about war sooooo… ya know… war=death, blood, and violence so it will show up in the book.

Over all, pretty good book, and I suggest reading it. But only if you are older, like 12 and up.

Pros

  • Really good book focusing around God
  • A book for both girls and boys

Cons

  • Has some blood
  • Can get a little weird (nothing creepy just magic and stuff)

Darkness divides the land.

Half of Er’Rets is locked beneath an impenetrable shroud. On the side that still sees the sun, two young people struggle to understand the mind-communication abilities thrust upon them.

It’s called bloodvoicing. Some say it’s a gift. One of the newly “gifted” wish it had never come.

Achan had been a slave all his life. Worse than a slave—a stray. He is consigned to the kitchens of a lord and forced to swallow a foul potion every day. When an enigmatic knight offers to train Achan for the Kingsguard, he readily accepts. But his new skills with the sword do not prepare him for the battle raging between the voices in his head.

Vrell Sparrow is not who she seems. She masquerades as a boy to avoid capture by the powerful forces that seek to exploit her. But Vrell feels called to help a young squire who recently discovered his bloodvoicing gift, even if doing so requires her to work with those who could destroy her.

While Achan learns to use his new ability, Vrell struggles to shut hers down. All the voices strive to learn Achan and Vrell’s true identities—and a different kind of voice is calling them both.

Toward a destination that is by darkness hid.

(Book 1 of a 3 Book Series. This series is harder to find in print. The first Amazon item listed below is the Kindle edition – if you like reading on tablets. I checked this book out at the library.)

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