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Brothers and Betrayal Brothers and Betrayal
Book #2 (Tales of Taelis)

written by Sarah Holman

174 pages, young adult fiction
published in 2015

5 Star Rating

My Review...

I so enjoyed Book #1 in the Tales of Taelis series back in February and just couldn't wait to start reading THIS ONE, Book #2, Brothers and Betrayal. This series is AMAZING.

In the distant land of Taelis, there is a man who lives in the woods and shelters those who need protection. His name is the Archer. A hero of the Medieval era. In his camp deep within the forest, there are many willing volunteers who risk their lives for the cause of greater good in the land.

Not too far away, in the castle of Delmore, Princess Brianna tends to what she believes are her country's rights. She sees and attempts to mend the unsound actions that her father chooses to do. To her, it doesn't seem that he takes his role as king seriously, but Brianna's actions often put her dangerous situations.

Still yet, there is Bryon, son of an earl and brother of one now dead. He pursues revenge upon the killer of his brother and safety for the rest of his family. Although he puts together his own plan, God's timing will come to show Bryon what to do.

These three characters each have individual quests converging with each other. What they each seek in life may or may not be what they get, for only the Father truly knows a person's true needs.

"Noble hearts, if they are willing to be led by God, will make the right decision."
— The Archer (Brothers and Betrayal)

Brothers and Betrayal reveals many big truths for the young hearts of Taelis, and escorts the reader through downfalls and triumphs, all to illustrate the glory of God. Sarah Holman has created a completely authentic world where He reigns, adventure ensues, and the reader can't help but ask for yet another tale.

Now, I wonder when Book #3 will be published...

The Tales of Taelis series shines a light in the midst of the available books on the market. Through the sense of an historical setting, the author brings forward a good Christian message. This makes it perfect reading for kids (and families) to enjoy. I consider Sarah Holman's books to be of high quality, especially in regard to the morals upheld and the victorious themes. I think this book would be best enjoyed by pre-teens and young adults, although anyone could certainly appreciate the story.

Book #2 still reads well, even if you haven't read Book #1 -- but if you do read Adventures and Adversities first, you'll see the character connections between the two stories.

Author bio:
Sarah Holman is a not so typical mid-twenties girl: A homeschool graduate, sister to six awesome siblings, and author of five published books and counting. If there is anything adventuresome about her life, it is because she serves a God with a destiny bigger than anything she could have imagined.

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  1. Books on My Heart3/23/2015

    Great review, Tarissa! Sounds like a fascinating series.

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