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.
Great conclusion to a series that is both entertaining and powerful. Heir of Hope brings the Follower of the Word trilogy to an end and I will miss these characters. Rowen's life has been anything but easy and I love that the author does not shy away from addressing her dark internal struggles. Life is hard and we all struggle with faith when things fall apart around us and darkness seems to be winning. Each of the characters face crisis points in which they are tested. Quite a bit of the story is focused on Caleb and Nierne as they cross a desert to face the Shadonae and their relationship with each other deepens.
This series bears witness to the best and worst of human nature and the powerful redemptive love of our God. I support any fantasy series that weaves messages of love, hope and forgiveness throughout while also entertaining the reader. It provides a wonderful alternative to vampires and other dark, violent series out there. This is a true supernatural adventure where God reigns as victor over evil!
"I know a thing or two about nightmares." Caleb Tala