Amazon Reader Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t stop reading!, August 12, 2009
By A. Wales (Indiana)
To me a great book is one that you can’t put down because you just need to see what happens next. Prince Kristian’s Honor is just such a book. I was so involved with the story that it only took me two evenings to finish reading it. While the story is a fantasy, readers will easily identify with the challenges that face several of the characters. It is a story about success and failure, love and loss, friends, family, and foes, loyalty and treachery, good and evil.
The author provided good character development. I had several “ah ha” moments when connections between some of the characters were finally revealed. Kristian is forced to deal with some hard truths and must learn how to start over and gain people’s trust and respect. Born into a leadership position does not make one a leader. His relationship with his troops and Allisia will help him discover that.
I recommend this book to those readers that enjoy the joining of forces to protect and battle between lands with a king that thrives from dark magic to add a little challenge. It will also be enjoyed by those that like facing great obstacles and learning from them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Just had to finish!, August 18, 2009
By Marilyn (Leesburg, IN)
Prince Kristian’s Honor grabbed me and I couldn’t book the book down until I had finished it. I was surprised at how the characters emotions and problems could be transformed into today’s modern world. I could actually feel the pain for Prince Kristian as he struggles to lead his men and the friendships he is trying to forge.
I felt the author gave good insight to the characters personalities and of course it was fun trying to second guess the author before all the relationships became known.
I would and have recommended this book to everybody I know that enjoys reading for fun. I can’t wait for the next book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince Kristian’s Honor a real Winner – Read It Now!, September 14, 2009
By Thomas D. Newman (Maryland, USA)
Tod Langley’s new book “Prince Kristian’s Honor” will be a treasured find for anyone who enjoys a robust tale of good, evil, and the many shades of man’s personality between black and white. The first chapter of Kristian’s Honor sets the hook as Langley constructs a vivid and striking background for this entertaining read. From gripping sword fights to repulsive demons, scheming princes, political intrigue, and evil sorcerers, this book has it all. The Erinia Saga looks like the next Lord of the Rings – with the caveat that Langley hasn’t made a cheap copy of Tolkein’s classic. The depth and development of Langley’s characters reflects an author with a wealth of understanding of human nature, the quandaries of leadership, and a deep and colorful imagination. I can’t wait to read the sequels to this fine novel. Thanks for a hugely entertaining read Tod!
5.0 out of 5 stars So much more than meets the eye, September 4, 2009
By R. Gard
Fantasy type books, even ones like Lord of The Rings, normally aren’t my style. But, on the recommendation of a friend, I read Prince Kristian’s Honor. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I liked it! There are a lot of things going on in the story but not so much that you can’t keep it all straight…which tends to be a problem for me when I read Fantasy books. Honestly, I don’t think the cover synopsis does the book justice. Yes, it gives you a brief overview of the story but there is much more than that and the individual plot lines go much deeper than described. For instance, when you first meet Prince Kristian, you think of him as a spoiled, self-centered royal. He is, don’t get me wrong, but througout the book you get to know him and see inside and realize there is much more to him. You also get to know some of the supporting characters and I really like that in a book. It just seems that the more you know the people around the main character, the more you understand the dynamics of their relationships as well as the main character himself. There is just so much more inside the book than what is presented on the outside. More complex, more involved and definately much deeper.
I also noticed a lot of similarities between the happenings and politics of the different kingdoms and things going on in the world today. Mr. Langley doesn’t do it in a preachy sort of way but in a way that makes you think and wonder how our world got to be the way it is.
If you are a fan of Fantasy fiction, this is a book that should be on your shelf. And if you’re not, like me, try it. I think you’ll be surprised. I will definately be getting the rest of this new series!
5.0 out of 5 stars Not my ususal type but an excellent read all the same, August 31, 2009
By Lisa (North Webster, IN)
This is not the type of book I would normally choose to read and because of that I had a rough start. However, the relationship between the characters and the incredibly visual battle scenes the author created pulled me into the story to the point that I could not put the book down once I got into it. A sign for me that I’ve really gotten involved in a story is when I actually start dreaming about it. Three nights after starting the book, my dog woke me up and I remember thinking, “He’s so rude. What else do you expect from a person from Belarn.” And if you want to know what is wrong with being from Belarn, you need to read the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised & delighted, August 29, 2009
By Gail Cain
I very much enjoyed Prince Kristian’s Honor. The very first chapter was like, WOW, I can’t wait to read the rest of this. The story both surprised and kept me guessing throughout the book. I was never able to predict what was going to happen. I was spellbound to the very end and was not ready for the book to end. I am very much looking forward to the next book. I would definatelly recommend the book to anyone who likes adventure or just likes a great fantacy to loose yourself in.
5.0 out of 5 stars Prince Kristian’s Honor: Book One of the Erinia Saga, August 28, 2009
By Wendy D. Klauk
I could not put this book down. It’s an amazing story. I finished it in 24 hours. I can’t wait for the next one in the series. Wow haven’t read something like this in a long time and it was wonderful…
5.0 out of 5 stars It pulled me in., August 26, 2009
By S. Poca (Knoxville, TN)
Prince Kristian’s Honor really pulled me into this fantasy world and made me keep turning the pages until the wee hours of the night. The action is so well described that my stomach was in knots at one point wondering what was going to happen to my favorite characters.
So excited to have a this new author on the scene. I can’t wait for book two of the Erinia Saga to find out what happens next to these relate-able characters.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Action!, August 25, 2009
By S. D. Bunch
If you like lots of action, this book is for you. From the very beginning to the very end the author holds your attention wanting to find out what will happen next. As the story develops you start identifying with the characters; their strengths and weaknesses, their range of emotions and their challenges. It is good versus evil with surprising twists and turns. The author has written a fantasy about the lives of Prince Kristian, Princess Allisia and a cavalier named Mikhal and the challenges and obstacles they must face. The characters develop nicely and the story holds you spellbound as you become entwined with their lives.
This new author captured my attention and I am anxiously awaiting future books of the Erinia Saga.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, August 24, 2009
By M. Grissom (Glendale,Az)
The character development is extremely good for a first time author. By the end of the book I felt like I knew every character. The agony that Prince Kristian endures as he is forced to assume responsibility for his actions that result in horrific consequences will be shared by anyone who has faced life changing decisions in their own lives.
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read, September 21, 2009
By Boilermaker “Just the average dude” (Indiana)
I just finished Prince Kristian’s Honor this weekend. I don’t think there was anytime while reading that I thought “Oh. Well, he is only a first time author.” In fact I was quite impressed with his writting. I highly recomend giving this book a try. If you like fantasy, I think you will enjoy this. Fantasy is not usually on the top of my list, but this was an enjoyable read and I look forward to seeing what happens next in the story.
4.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing from beginning to end!, September 15, 2009
By Jack Stahlhammer “Jack” (St. Robert, MO)
Prince Kristian’s Honor is a truly suspenseful and intriguing novel. I had not read a novel in this genre in over 15 years, but was captivated from the very first chapter. Tod Langley skillfully crafts a world of good and evil that hints at the underlying events occurring in today’s world with the rise of a feared religion that threatens to engulf the world. The author presents his heroes with all of their flaws and how they must deal with these flaws to rise up and become true heroes and leaders. The story unfolds in a manner that creates the world of Ernia as real to the reader as it is to the characters. I couldn’t stop reading the book and look forward to the continuing saga as it unfolds.
4.0 out of 5 stars “Honor is in what you do”., November 3, 2009
By Deckard (United Kingdom)
Prince Kristian’s honor is the first book from author Tod Langley and the first in his Erinia saga of novels which introduce the reader to a fantasy land of rival Kingships, war, ancient religion, dark magic, love, and revenge. The first in the series, Prince Kristian’s honour centres on the eponymous reluctant prince, who finds himself a political pawn when he is betrothed to Allisia, princess of a rival province. But what initially feels like a huge sacrifice to appease the ambitions of his father, and King, becomes something wholly unexpected when the pair finally meet and begin to form a close bond. But as things finally look like they are going right for the downtrodden and introspective young prince, the throne of Bellarn is murderously taken by a despotic son, Ferral. Now with the political leverage to legitimise the re-introduction of a religion steeped in dark magic and demonic worship, Ferral begins abusing his sorcerous powers to bring forth a demon and set about waging war on the land. In the ensuing chaos, towns and villages are decimated, Kingdoms fall, and Allisia is kidnapped by the demonic power that Ferral has unleashed.
Unexpectedly thrust into leadership with his army in disarray, and his soon to be wife incarcerated in the dark towers of Bellarn, Kristian must attempt to escape the ghosts of his past to become something more than he could ever believe. Aided by veteran cavalier Mikhal, the young and inexperienced Garis, and crossing paths with the mysterious Cairn, they will all soon face their own demons in a bid to save the land from an evil on the brink of spiralling out of control.
Prince Kristian’s honor is a great first novel in what is a highly ambitious series of books for a new author. It’s very professionally edited, well paced, full of distinct characters and nicely structured interweaving sub-plots. It’s not without it’s minor faults but this is inevitable for a first time writer, and such infrequent shortcomings are easy to overlook when an author writes with the passion and belief that Tod demonstrates. Also bear in mind that this is part one of a much larger story, and it definitely helps to approach it as such. The characters, themes, plots and relationships that Tod has crafted for the Erinia saga begin to take shape and develop in Prince Kristian’s honor, and the highest compliment I can pay him is that you will reach the end and immediately want more.
In a current market saturated with high fantasy, urban fantasy, vampires and werewolves, it was really nice to read an evocative, grounded character based fantasy novel with some very relatable themes. I wish Tod every success with the future of the saga, I look forward to the next installment, and I know that with such a strong opening novel that he will go from strength to strength.
3.0 out of 5 stars an entertaining read, November 2, 2009
By K. Flickinger
The characters are written with enough depth that you want to know more about them–especially with Cairn, who appears infrequently, but whom I found to be the most sympathetic and interesting. The plot is fairly consistent for the genre, but differs in ways that make the story entertaining and suspenseful. Dialogue is realistic and believable. On the downside, there are consistent editing errors throughout, all of them homophones (“reigns” instead of “reins”, “fair” instead of “fare”, “thrown” instead of “throne”) that can be a bit distracting for one who notices such things.
I would definitely buy Book Two to see how this story continues/ends.
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant wait for more, September 17, 2009
By K. K. Wison
This book has a good storie line with an enjoyable mixture of romance, war, good and evil. It moved along making me want more. I enjoyed it very much. I love to read series and I am looking forward to the next book. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book made me go 😀, June 9, 2011
By Kelly C. Boardman (SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA, US)
I really enjoyed this book. I’ve been searching for a really good book for awhile now and this one satisfied my need. I just couldn’t put it down. In my English II class, we were reading Julius Caesar. But I read Prince Kristian’s Honor instead. It was about a million times better than Shakespeare. I really enjoyed the character development and relationships.
Another thing that I loved was how the characters traveled at a fast pace, and it stayed interesting, but it didn’t take too long to get through it. I find that a lot of flaws in books is that the in between stuff just wastes time and it bores me. But this book kept my attention 100%.
It was a fantastic read and I was super excited to start on the next one.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Definite Must-Read!, November 15, 2010
Prince Kristian, heir to the throne of Erand, is not a popular young man. He is reckless, haughty and wilful: traits that do little to endear him to the people of his nation. The soldiers who ride in his escort believe him to be pompous and arrogant. They have no faith in his abilities as their future leader. As the story unfolds, Kristian is headed to Duellr in order to forge an alliance against the rising threat posed by the kingdom of Belarn. The alliance will follow his arranged marriage to Allisia, the Duellrian princess.
Ferral, Prince of Belarn, is leading a revival of the old ways, a return to worshipping the evil Belatarn. Ferral hopes to regain the favour of this elder god so that his nation might prevail against its bitter rival, Erand, and regain the prominence it once enjoyed. Through the use of Belatarn’s gift of dark magic, Ferral descends to ever deeper levels of evil in the attempt to realize his visions of power. He orders Princess Allisia abducted and unleashes unnatural forces against the other realms.
Ferral’s vile machinations devastate both Kristian’s homeland and the state of Duellr. The Erandian prince becomes king, forced to take up the crown of his slain father. With only remnants of his shattered nation’s armed forces and scattered allies to aid him, Kristian must set out to gain the trust and respect of his army, win Allisia’s heart and reclaim his family’s honor. But Ferral has other plans and he has summoned an horrific, seemingly unstoppable army to enforce his will.
A great strength of this book is that it is written by an author with genuine combat experience. A former officer in the United States armed forces, Tod Langley served two tours in Iraq following the attacks of September 11, 2001, and has merited two Bronze stars for his military service. Those insights help him to expertly craft complex and believable scenes of conflict, which adds to the sense of urgency, realism and perspective that permeate his novel.
Prince Kristian’s Honor is a worthwhile and entertaining read for any fan of epic fantasy.
Follow-up review from Derek Donais —
Buy a copy – you won’t be disappointed!
“What if Mikhal was right? What if everything I have done was simply for some stupid notion of glory, for a quest that was never my right to undertake?” – Prince Kristian of Landron Prince Kristian, heir to the throne of Erand, is not a popular young man. He is reckless, haughty and wilful: traits that do little to endear him to the people of his nation. The soldiers who ride in his escort believe him to be pompous and arrogant. They have no faith in his abilities as their future leader. As the story unfolds, Kristian is headed to Duellr in order to forge an alliance against the rising threat posed by the kingdom of Belarn. The alliance will follow his arranged marriage to Allisia, the Duellrian princess. Ferral, Prince of Belarn, is leading a revival of the old ways, a return to worshipping the evil Belatarn. Ferral hopes to regain the favour of this elder god so that his nation might prevail against its bitter rival, Erand, and regain the prominence it once enjoyed. Through the use of Belatarn’s gift of dark magic, Ferral descends to ever deeper levels of evil in the attempt to realize his visions of power. He orders Princess Allisia abducted and unleashes unnatural forces against the other realms. Ferral’s vile machinations devastate both Kristian’s homeland and the state of Duellr. The Erandian prince becomes king, forced to take up the crown of his slain father. With only remnants of his shattered nation’s armed forces and scattered allies to aid him, Kristian must set out to gain the trust and respect of his army, win Allisia’s heart and reclaim his family’s honor. But Ferral has other plans and he has summoned an horrific, seemingly unstoppable army to enforce his will. A great strength of this book is that it is written by an author with genuine combat experience. A former officer in the United States armed forces, Tod Langley served two tours in Iraq following the attacks of September 11, 2001, and has merited two Bronze stars for his military service. Those insights help him to expertly craft complex and believable scenes of conflict, which adds to the sense of urgency, realism and perspective that permeate his novel. Prince Kristian’s Honor is a worthwhile and entertaining read for any fan of epic fantasy.
5.0 out of 5 stars good read, August 21, 2010
By Scott Wolf
I’m currently deployed in Afghanistan and got a copy of this book afer someone suggested it to me. I’m not a big reader, and typically don’t have time to do much casual reading; however,I started reading this book 10 minutes at time, and soon found myself cutting into the little amount of sleep I get to continue reading. While reading this book, I was able to emerse myself in to the pages, and not have to worry about anything going on around me. At least for a while. I would definitely recommend this book for any casual reader. The book was easy to get in to and I really enjoyed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book….waiting patiently for book two!, January 5, 2010
By M. B. Bosch (Chicago)
Reading Prince Kristian’s Honor was the first book of the fantasy genre that I have read. The pace of the story kept me continuously engaged and made it difficult to put the book down. I thought the development of the characters, particularly Kristian, Mikhal and Ferral was very good. I assumed they would grow but not in the direction that each of them did. The mysterious Cairn was very interesting and I always found myself wondering about his past, Tod gives you bits and pieces of his past but I still want to know more about him. The story telling and descriptions of every scene made it easy for me to visualize what was happening. I’m looking forward to the second book to see what happens to each character, as well as to the kingdoms of Bellarn, Duellr & Erinia.
5.0 out of 5 stars Way to Go keep em coming, November 1, 2009
By Lawrence J. Klein “interested reader” (Hoosier Heartland)
The ability to weave relevant personal experiences into a writing style and message is difficult to do and even harder for readers to fully appreciate. Kristian being who he is takes life’s lessons and war and blends them into a feeling of current events.Historical fantasy, a scary bit of horror,and the endless quest for answers make this debut novel a fun and insightful read. Do yourself a favor and get in early.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy for the masses, October 22, 2009
By MLM (Maryland USA)
I picked up Prince Kristian’s Honor with some reluctance. I’ve had no interest in the genre so going in I did not expect to be entertained. A friend’s recommendation and the need for a change of scenery are the only reasons Book One made it to the top of my read pile.
In spite of this deficit, Langley delivered a knock-out. I was surprised to find myself genuinely engaged. The suspense is real. A customary fight between good and evil brings you in, but the Saga keeps you from setting it down. The author’s passion for storytelling is obvious on every page. And as the uninitiated, I especially appreciated the thoughtful complexity and care for relatable characters. I’m hesitant to claim total conversion just yet, but I can guarantee I will be in line for Book Two.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantasy At Its Best, October 22, 2009
By Byron M. Williams (Springfield, VA)
Prince Kristian’s Honor by Tod Langley is a refreshingly new addition to the Fantasy genre. It breaks the mold of the Tolkien archetype by presenting a character born into a hero’s role who has yet to define himself as a hero. The main character is trying to prove himself and this is what makes the story so interesting. The struggle of the main character is combined with vivid descriptive narratives of battlefield scenes and at times the story crosses over into horror. Very reminiscent of Stephen King’s the Tower in that in uses elements of Fantasy and Horror in a seamless combination. The author is very skilled at building tension which leads to a real page turner. In fact, the first several pages are nothing but a build up to a satisfying climatic conclusion. The slow revelation of the characters’ pasts keeps the reader interested in finding out who these individuals really are. An exciting new work for fantasy and horror fans.
5.0 out of 5 stars Characters you want to know about, October 17, 2009
By Barbara Henson (Crofton, Maryland)
I love fantasy books and this one is a great new find. The characters are complex and personal. I found myself needing to know what happened to my favorite ones. The supporting characters, as well as the main ones, came alive in this book. I really got to know these characters. At the end of the book, I wondered when this new author would put out his next installment. The story line is riveting and kept me reading well into the night. I finished it in record time. Can’t wait for the next one.
4.0 out of 5 stars new saga, October 4, 2009
By Jack Henry “wordssmith” (Indianapolis, IN)
As this book progresses, it becomes more and more interesting. It keeps your interest because the story keeps morphing.
5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner that I can’t put down, September 28, 2009
By K. Bunch (Indiana)
From the moment that I read the first chapter, I couldn’t put the book down. It was always just one more page, one more chapter. I can’t wait for the next book in this series. The author’s character development is spot on and the way they interact with each other and the situations they are involved in shows that the author knows what he is doing. I am a huge fan of Tom Clancy, Clive Cusslar, Dan Brown and now Tod Langley.
Even though this is a Fantasy novel, you can identify current political events in the real world. The battles have real strategic methods and it is obvious that the author knows and understands tactics, political issues and human nature. The way that Prince Kristian slowly learns about himself and struggles to overcome his shortcomings keeps you rivited throughout the entire book.
I can imagine this story turning into a great RPG game or a First Person Shooter Game also. Everyone needs to watch this author, I am sure that he will be publishing more great books in the future and I would recommend him to all of my friends.
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, September 26, 2009
By S. Jordan (In.)
I like a book to get my attention right off the bat, and “Prince Kristian’s Honor” did. It was easy to get involved with the characters, and feel their fears and frustrations. I was surprised when I get to the last page, I wasn’t ready for it to end. I will be looking for book II.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Fantasy……., September 25, 2009
By Janet Lee “Janet Lee” (Bluffton, IN USA)
I really enjoyed reading Prince Kristian’s Honor. I’m a murder mystery/serial killer book reader. I normally don’t read magical/fantasy books. This book, however, got my attention immediately. If you’ve ever been in a supervisory role you can understand and sympathize with Kristian as he learns that leadership isn’t just about ordering people around without considering the consequences. He could certainly learn a lot from his lieutenant, Mikhal.
It was interesting to see how the different characters introduced in the beginning of the book come together and how the relationships develop. Possibly even a love story or two? Tod threw everything at us from monsters to sorcerers to a truly evil Prince. There were battles, battle strategy, stupid mistakes and egos. The book moves at a fast pace – if your looking for a place to stop and put it down………you won’t find it.
I am anxiously awaiting the second book to continue the Saga. Well done Mr. Langley
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Beginning for First Time Author, November 8, 2011
By Ernie Laurence, Jr. (Austin, TX United States)
I have read Prince Kristian’s Honor through twice now. By far my favorite thread is Cairn. Tod does a great job of translating his military experience into the book. The reader can definitely draw the parallels between Erinia and our world that Tod is aiming for, and I appreciate the metaphors. There are several scenes (I promise no spoilers here) that I was absolutely not prepared for, and I’ve read a LOT of fantasy/science fiction. When they happened, it blew me away.
There is a bit of constructive criticism that I would offer in this review, and I’ve already spoke with Tod about these. Ferral comes across a little cliche. I hope to see in the next book a bit more depth to him, a drive that is more than simple power. I would like to see an idealism backing that lust for power that reflects the real world person he represents. I detest Kristian, but I think that was the point. His best scenes are with Allisia and I look forward to him maturing as a man and a character.
The suspense built with Mikhal Jurander’s character and his subplot is good. Mikhal also has the greatest internal conflict. He is a highly talented junior officer in the most decorated unit of the military, but Kristian quickly rubs him raw and makes him doubt the idea unquestioning obedience to those in authority, especially when he knows that the one in authority (Kristian) is a fool. I have to wonder how that reflects the real world and if Tod sees himself or perhaps one of his military buddies in Mikhal. Next to Cairn, Mikhal is the most interesting character thread, and I believe the more human of the two. It will be a challenge to see if Kristian can grow to be like Mikhal, even as the young lieutenant also matures.
4.0 out of 5 stars This story has something for every reader, August 1, 2011
By D A Lawson (Kentucky, USA)
PRINCE KRISTIAN’S HONOR combines fantasy, the timeless battle between good and evil, military strategy, intrigue, and even romance. The story literally has something for everybody.
The vast military experience of author Tod Langley is evident is his descriptions of battle scenes and the emotions portrayed by characters as they are forced to make life and death decisions. Scenes were described with a great deal of imagery, bringing the story to life.
The author’s ability to develop characters yields an unlikely hero who I found myself rooting for despite his many shortcomings. Langley’s supporting cast is every bit as developed as his main character. Their stories complement the main story, producing a novel that was difficult to put down. From the opening line to the last paragraph, Langley’s story is a page turner.
PRINCE KRISTIAN’S HONOR is a must read for fans of fantasy fiction and those who are militarily minded. I also think this book would be a great read for anyone who enjoys a good story.
D. A. Lawson, author of ALWAYS
4.0 out of 5 stars Totally Engrossing, November 28, 2009
By Sandra Kirkland (High Point, North Carolina United States)
Prince Kristian, soon to be ruler of Erand, has been sent on a mission. Rumors have been circulating that Erand’s ancient enemy, Belarn, is preparing to go to war and try to conquer the kingdom. Kristian has been sent to Duellr, where he is to propose to the princess Allisia, and cement a relationship between the two countries so that they can oppose Belarn.
Kristian is a young, spoiled man, unloved by his country due to his superior attitude and determination to have to his own way regardless of the merit of his plans. He is furious at having to propose to please his father, the King, and be used as a pawn in the country’s future plans. When he actually meets Allisia, though, he is instantly charmed and pleased at her beauty. He proposes and is disconcerted to realise that she is no happier about the marriage than he is. But as they talk, they begin to form a relationship, and Kristian starts to realise that he has a long way to go in terms of likeability and interactions with others.
Then tragedy strikes. In Belarn, the mad prince, Ferral, has used his unholy knowledge of the dark arts to kill his father and take the throne. He undergoes a ceremony that brings a demon-woman to life, and sends her to Duellr. The demon appears in court, kills the Duellrian king in front of Allisia and Kristian and then kidnaps Allisia, taking her back to Belarn where she is under Ferral’s control.
Pandemonium erupts in Duellr. Kristian realises that it is time for him to grow up and take leadership, whether he is ready or not. He rallies his guard and the Duellrian army, and they start to Belarn to defeat Ferral and rescue Allisia, leaving word for his country to raise an army and come to their support.
Still headstrong and unpracticed in military matters and leadership, the war does not go well. Kristian makes decisions against the advice of his military staff, and along with the evil magic of Ferral, these decisions lead to a massacre of the troops. Reeling from the disaster, Kristian and two of his military staff flee, the only survivors. Can Kiristian grow up and take control as he is destined to do? Will he be able to rescue Allisia from Ferrel’s control before she is killed?
A new voice in fantasy, Tod Langley has created an exciting new world. Krisitian is not the typical hero. He is vain and stubborn, detested by the men he needs to lead. The other characters are skillfully drawn, and the plot is engrossing. Prince Kristian’s Honor is labled Book One of The Erinia Saga. Readers will be well advised to wait for the rest of the series to see if Kristian can become the ruler and man that he needs to be. This book is recommended for fantasy lovers.
5.0 out of 5 stars New Reader to this genre finds Prince Kristian’s Honor hard to put down., November 17, 2009
By Leon (Chicago, IL)
As a new reader to the fantasy genre, I found this book entertaining and a compelling read. I have an extensive professional library that has been suffering from neglect since I started reading the likes of Feist and Tolkien. It is obvious the author has some expertise in force on force ground tactics involving infantry and cavalry. Even more catching is the inner conflicts many of the characters suffer from as they struggle to meet expectations, find fulfillment, and act upon their strong emotions. Knowing from the title that I wasn’t going to enjoy a nice tidy self contained story in fewer than three hundred pages (I have tried to stay away from story lines that are unfinished), I found this was very much worth the read. I am looking forward to reading what the future holds for Prince Kristian and his cast of would be heroes, who will need to rise to the challenges presented in this volume to right the wrongs their kingdoms have endured and triumph over their profoundly dastard nemesis. The most intriguing part is I have no idea what to expect as the author has taught me to understand his cast of characters is anything but predictable. If you are looking for something new, I highly recommend giving this book the short amount of time it will take you to get through it.