Jill Williamson’s Blood of Kings Trilogy is a great series (I know I’ve said that before, but I can’t help it). This book has a more medieval feel to it, but certain people have special abilities. Achan Cham is a young servant kitchen servant who is one day asked by a knight if he would like to train to be one. Thus, starts the epic tale of Achan Cham. This series has all of the key components of a good medieval series: secrets, mystery, romance, friendship, black magic, good vs. evil, knights and fair ladies, and learning to trust God after coming out of a pagan society. I couldn’t put it down. I really enjoyed though how layered the book was. Each character has their own story that interweaves with another person’s tale. Her characters are fully fleshed out, you see their weaknesses and their strengths and love them the more because of it. The books are hundreds of pages and go by in hours. I didn’t want it to end.
One thing about fantasy novels is that there usually isn’t much black and white about following God. You either do or you don’t. And that relationship completely defines who you are. Loved it!