Item description for The Battle (The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres, Book 3) by Laura Lond...
Overview The Battle is Laura Lond's completion of The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres trilogy. Having done his best to fulfill the commission given him by a supernatural messenger, yet apparently having failed to do so, Jeco and his friends, Dalian and Lord Farizel, find themselves running for their lives from the wrath of King Alvard III. When the king pays dearly for his mistake, the nine-year-old Princess Arvelina is elevated to a position she could not have anticipated. While the Meorian army marches toward Tirgan to destroy the Book of Light as originally planned by Alvard, it seems all hope is lost to stop a war between the two nations as the Tirganians have begun moving their troops in response. Disobedience, although done out of best intentions, throws the conflict into an event of extortion of life and death, leaving the Tirganian king, Ez-Keramon, to decide the fate of a dearly beloved young man. Without intervention by the Lord of the heavens the two nations face the judgment of a blood bath. Individual character qualities and actions bring to each their own penalties and rewards, as well as the effect they have on others. Books 1 and 2 of the trilogy, The Journey and The Palace, are available to order from your local bookstore or through Outline.
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Studio: Salem Communications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.51" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.82" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2006
Publisher Salem Communications
Series Adventures Of Jecosan Tarres Tri
Series Number 3
ISBN 1597818429 ISBN13 9781597818421
Reviews - What do customers think about The Battle (The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres, Book 3)?
Timeless and inspirational Apr 3, 2007
Reviewed by Leslie Granier for Reader Views (02/07
"The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres, Book 3: The Battle" will appeal to fantasy and adventure lovers - both young and old. This book contains conspiracy, mystery, intrigue and humor, all of the elements that make for a good read. Even though I have not yet read the first two books of this trilogy, I had no difficulty understanding and following the plot.
This book focuses on the battle between the forces of good and evil as an imminent war between the neighboring countries of Meoria and Tirgan approaches. A young boy named Jecosan must summon his courage and inner strength as he travels with three unlikely companions in an attempt to thwart this war. In the meantime, there is much activity going on in both palaces. In one, the king has been stripped of his power and left to die. The mutineers have done this to gain power for themselves since his replacement is his nine year old sister who is unable to fully rule because of her age. However, they could never have imagined the intelligence and craftiness this young heiress possesses. It is she who ultimately turns the tide and exposes the conspiracy. In the other kingdom, another internal battle is present. The two princes are very different when it comes to their approach to war. One is battle hungry and one would rather try the diplomatic approach. The oldest wants to prove his idea is better so he deceives his father (the king) and heads off to do what he wants. This sets off a chain reaction that could lead to catastrophic events.
By creating well-developed and likable characters, author Laura Lond made me instantly want to root for the protagonists. As I read, I really felt the love and pain of the characters. I especially liked the character of Princess Arvelina. I could not control my laughter when she was tantalizing Regent Traun with such things as choosing what dress she should wear. I also enjoyed seeing two sides of her - one aristocratic and the other down-to-earth as she developed a friendship with the daughter of a kitchen worker.
"The Battle" is a well-written novel that pits good versus evil and right versus wrong. It is the fight for good that ultimately gives us hope for the future. This book is timeless and inspirational. I cannot wait for future books from this author.
A terrific ending to a wonderful coming of age fantasy trilogy Nov 12, 2006
Jeco has come a long way from being an orphan apprentice to his friend a blacksmith as he is now a scribe in the palace of King Alvard III, but remains ready to complete his quest to prevent a war. However, Baron Kagarlak persuades the monarch that Jeco plans seditious acts against the Kingdom of Kanavar so the youngster is imprisoned.
However, Telm, the Elgur messenger of the heavens who assigned Jeco his quest, helps him escape the incarceration and the capital of Meoria. Joining him in flight is his friend Dalian the blacksmith and his teacher-friend Lord Farizel as they think King Alvard III wants them dead out of a false belief orchestrated by the evil Baron that they betrayed him. Meanwhile Baron Kagarlak persuades General Traun that Alvard is dangerous for their country and with a bit of blackmail convinces the military officer that a coup is needed. Unable to kill his Highness, General Traun exiles the disposed Alvard in woods where the former monarch is certain to die as he incapable of any survival skills. To save the King's life, Jeco, Lord Farizel, and Dalian must give up Telm's protection though that would place them in extreme peril from Alvard who may live still want them dead as well as from the Traitorous duo of the general and Baron.
The final The Adventures of Jecosan Tarres is a terrific ending to a wonderful coming of age fantasy trilogy. The key cast members (the good, the bad, and the ugly) make for an exciting story line as decisions made by these people hurt others. Readers will root for Jeco, a young hero wise beyond in his years, as he tries to fulfill his mission to prevent a war between his country and the neighboring nation knowing his side is pushing the hostilities. Laura Lond provides a wonderful trilogy worth reading.