Author Marlayne Giron spent thirty years writing The Victor. She started writing this epic battle of good versus evil decades ago on a Selectric typewriter and finally fulfilled her life-long dream of seeing it published in April 2009 by Tate Publishing. The language fits the time period of the book, since it's a medieval fantasy. The cover is beautiful, and it's a perfect paperback with 16 chapters of love, hate, betrayal, loyalty, action, and battle between good and evil. If you contact Marlayne, she has a flyer available for teachers and homeschoolers, and the book may be taught as English curriculum. The language of the period is dense at first, but don't let it detour you, or you'll miss a Bible allegory. The fantasy illustrates how poor choices slowly turn a person evil when darkness descends and bad things take place. Though there's redemption, there's also evil that can't be undone. Hope, strength, courage, humor, and love redeem. It's a medieval love story about growing up that contains Christianity and Bible verses in the appendix. I'm not a fan of medieval fantasy, but the author has a command for the language and the time period, and the book rings true. If you like fantasy, kings, knights, and warriors with romance, this book is one you won't want to miss. It offers romance and battles to keep you turning the pages.
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