The last time I posted a “Guess That Fantasy” was last March as part of a promotion a number of fantasy authors put together. They devised a different fantasy topic for each day of the month. One such was a guess that fantasy, based on quotes.
I like the idea but thought I’d give it a twist. Instead of posting a series of quotes, I thought it might be fun to post clues and see how quickly you can identify the book. It’s sort of a “Name That Tune” approach. (You do know that old TV game show, don’t you? They used to play the first notes of a song and the contestants had to give the title. There was more to it than that—predicting how quickly they could guess the title, and so on—but the essence of the game was in the contestants’ speedy recognition of the songs.
I don’t think we can create the contestant aspect of that old TV game show, but it would be fun, I think, if you would post in the comments how many clues you needed in order to guess the title.
And in the event that this book is new to you, perhaps the clues will whet your appetite and you’ll decide to pick up a copy. As it happens, the Kindle edition is free today. I’ll give the link at the end.
Soooooo, without further ado, here are your clues for today’s Guess That Fantasy.
1. This book is Christian fantasy
2. The story opens with a quote from the Scroll of Amicus
3. The story takes place in countries adjacent to the Sea of Sharss
4. A secondary character named Brother Belmir delivers the opening line of dialogue
5. The main character wants to join a religious order, much to the disapproval of his kin
6. He is the youngest in his family
7. One of his brothers sells him into slavery
8. After some time of preparation, he becomes a star known as the White Pretender in the slave games
9. Though initially introduced in the book as Eldrin, the main character’s given name is Abramm Kalladorne
10. The book is published by Bethany House
11. The author is Karen Hancock
12. The book title is The Light Of Eidon
This book is the first of the Guardian-King series, and as I mentioned earlier, it’s free on Kindle. You can also learn more about the book from past articles published here at Spec Faith: “Book Discussion – The Light of Eidon, Part 1” and “Book Discussion – The Light of Eidon, Part 2.”
So how did you do on the “Guess That Fantasy” challenge? Don’t forget to tell us how many clues you needed before you correctly guessed the title. But if this is not a book you’re familiar with, feel free to give us your reactions to this little introduction.