Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Corus The Champion by D. Barkley Briggs (Book Two in Legends of Karac Tor)

You should be reading this series! 

So as you start, I will pass you the link to my review of the first book. The Book of Names
Corus The Champion picks right up where The Book of Names left off. I would highly recommend you read this series in order if you can. 

As I was getting ready for this book review, I first re-read The Book of Names. I just didn't want to be behind at all with this fantastic series.  I was struck more deeply this time with Hayden and the plight of the Nameless. The ones who were lost, stripped and bereft of their identities were now ones that I related to more than before. I also feel so much closer to the boys now in book two. Hayden, Gabe, Garret, and Ewan are really growing and developing. They are getting stronger, and becoming more mature, and closer to their callings. I am really enjoying seeing that. In Corus The Champion I am watching character being built. The characters that we are growing to become very fond of are bonding, and learning, and starting to figure out some of the why they are where they are, and who the enemy is. 

That leads me to the last known champion of this realm of Karac Tor, Corus. He has been in torment, being ripped apart physically and emotionally by the enemy. This creature would be called a demon, or just about Satan in almost anyone's book. He has the head of a stag, and it is his evil mark on a few of those who follow him. He rules Hel, and he has so tortured and twisted Corus till not even Corus is sure of who he really wants to be anymore, or if he only wants free of the curse he is under. If that means killing the king who sleeps, well, he just might have to do that. {And on a personal note I say oh yes, that is how the enemy works on us, till we are so hurt and confused that the truth is hard to see, and that small voice that leads us hard to hear at times. }

Our four brothers are off in all different directions. Some have been dealing with the Fey, and others learning more about the Monks, and yet another is just trying to stay alive and deliver messages, while one is in massive training of some sort. We are learning more about the different  races, Birdmen, Highlander, Vineland and Bitterland. They aren't all friendly towards each other and the boys are going to have to figure out who to trust and how to cope with this as well. 

I can't help but love Tal Yssen. I sometimes wonder if he is an echo of many things from Mr. Briggs himself. As long as I can remember I have loved Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table. I spent many a happy hour reading different authors versions, or added tales of Camelot
This series is very much in this genera of books, and being Christian Fiction it just makes me enjoy it even more. 

I could probably type for quite a while on many many things in this book. So far this series is epic and amazing. I HIGHLY recommend this series, and I need to find somewhere to get book three, The Song of Unmaking


In conjunction with the CSFF Blog Tour, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. 

Book link -  http://www.amazon.com/Corus-Champion-Legends-Karac-Tor/dp/0899578640/
Author’s Web site  - http://hiddenlands.net/index.php?Itemid=49&id=19&option=com_content&task=view

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1 comment:

Rebecca LuElla Miller said...

So happy to know you liked this one so much, Carol. I wish I'd thought to reread The Book of Names. It's been too long and I'd forgotten a lot. Great series. Hope you get a copy of Song for Christmas!