Friday, January 18, 2013

"From Darkness Won" by Jill Williamson - A Book Review

Achan steps into his role as Crown Prince and prepares for war. But war against whom? Could Esek still be alive? Has Lord Nathak taken Esek's place? Or is the mysterious Hadad the true enemy Achan must confront?
    Vrell has her own agenda of serving Prince Oren as a healer, but when she is stormed and lost to the Veil, Achan does all he can to bring her back. His conversations with her are strange, though, as if she has no memory of who he is.
    In a land consumed by Darkness, the fate of Er'Rets hangs in the balance as Achan endeavors to take the throne and end the reign of Darkness.

From Darkness Won, the final installment of The Blood of Kings Trilogy is an incredible conclusion to the trilogy. It drug me in and kept me under for hours at a time, until I finally finished.
    I can honestly say that I am said to say goodbye to Vrell and Achan. I truly hope that the author continues to write more stories about them.
    From Darkness Won would capture the interest of any avid reader of fantasy right away, drawing them into a land of battles, affairs, scandals, romance, chivalry, bravery, action, adventure, and raw EPICNESS!
    This has been one of the most fantastic trilogies that I have read. It is a mix of middle ages history with the perfect amount of fantasy added into the mix.
    Vulgarity/Profanity - NONE
    Sexy stuff - *SPOILERS*.......................... Achan and Vrell talk frequently of marriage and the night that would follow, though nothing is spoken outright.
    Violence - The body count is around average for an epic fantasy novel. Severed limbs, beheadings, etc...
    Scary scenes - Fantastical creatures are a-plenty, the dark knights wield dark powers, plenty of battle scenes.
    I wholeheartedly recommend From Darkness Won to any and every die-hard fan of fantasy.

5 of 5 stars!!!

God bless,

-Have you read The Blood of Kings Trilogy by Jill Williamson? If so, what are your thoughts?


  1. I started to read the first book but stopped when *Spoiler* he tells the deer it's okay and then kills it. I didn't like that part. It didn't seem right. Do they ever talk about that later?

    1. Yeah. I wasn't very fond of that one scene either. Yes, they do talk about it. *some SPOILERS* - - - Achan's mentors tell him that controlling other creatures is not how your bloodvoices are supposed to be used. As Achan is an amateur, he is continually learning about new bloodvoicing boundaries. There are only two spots where creatures were controled: the deer, and when a giant sea creature was being controlled by black knights and one of the good guys had to bring it out of the enemy's control. The sea creature was not killed as far as I know.


    Hey, I nominated you for the Liebster Award!