Sir Geoffrey, along with some companions, has been sent away from Arnhem, entrusted by Queen Aislinn for a special mission, and has to leave behind the mysterious lady Celestia. On his journey, he uncovers seeds of a sinister plot, learns a horrible secret, and makes a new friend in exile Jenanna. Their mission completed, Geoffrey and his companions rush to two different kSir Geoffrey, along with some companions, has been sent away from Arnhem, entrusted by Queen Aislinn for a special mission, and has to leave behind the mysterious lady Celestia. On his journey, he uncovers seeds of a sinister plot, learns a horrible secret, and makes a new friend in exile Jenanna. Their mission completed, Geoffrey and his companions rush to two different kingdoms to ask for aid. Danger and betrayal lurks around every corner, and even allies have secrets that could prove deadly. Geoffrey's feelings for Celestia grow and wane. After learning some of Celestia's secrets, he begins to have second thoughts about his love for her and is even drawn to Jenanna. Rumors abound that the Speicans have enlisted a mage of their own, to work unspeakable, forbidden magic. The war between Speica and Arnhem has just begun. Will Geoffrey survive the battle to live another day and discover which woman he truly loves?...
|Title||:||Knight of Glory|
|Number of Pages||:||187 Pages|
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Knight of Glory Reviews
Fantasy At It's Best!Nicole Zoltack is a master storyteller! She creates fantasy worlds that the reader can't help but get lost in...they are that believable! This is the second book in her Kingdom of Arnhem series. The story is filled with action, suspense, romance and creatures only a talented author like Nicole could possibly come up with. I am looking forward to finding out how the story continues to unfold in the next book. If you want to lose yourself in a world of fantasy like no other pick up this series...you won't regret it!
nNicole Zoltack has done a wonderful job writing this book it has adventure romance a quest against good and evil with knights betrayal and magic. This was a fun book to read. Sir Geoffrey was sent on a quest for his queen Aislinn. Before he left he thought he found love but he while he was on his quest he meets a beautiful exile Villimage. As war looms between his kingdom and another he must return and find he must make a choice .Great colorful characters and story line thanks Nicole!
Let me preface this review by saying I enjoy fantasy. I have lost myself in Middle-earth many, many times during my life. I have also lost myself is such disparate fantasy worlds as J. K. Rowling’s and Guy Gavriel Kay’s.Unfortunately, I cannot say that Nicole Zoltack’s fantasy realm of Arnhem had the same effect on me. I read about a quarter of Knight of Glory, when I decided that the story’s problems made reading onward more trouble than it was worth.I do not completely fault the author for this, by the way. The ebook contained numerous typos and confusing sentences, enough to make me see it required much tighter editing.The story involves Sir Geoffrey, a knight for the mythical kingdom of Arnhem, and his quest for love. He is also involved in a secret mission for the current king and queen of the land to bring back news of the former king and queen, who are thought by the general populace to be dead but who have actually gone into hiding. In typical fantasy fashion, he picks up companions along the way, including Jenanna, a mysterious girl from another land.My issues with the story-telling began in the opening chapter, in which the hero attends a ball and finds himself attracted to a woman named Celestia. How do I know of his attraction? Because the author tells me about it without actually showing any of the emotional impact that ought to accompany such an event. The characters talk, but no chemistry exists between them. That’s all right, actually, because I got the idea from the outset that Celestia isn’t the heroine of the story.If anything, she’s an enemy spy.Which brings me to my next point. For a fantasy hero, Geoffrey comes across as awfully dense. He doesn’t pick up on anything off about Celestia when she keeps directing the conversation away from her origins. Later in the story, Geoffrey lets Jenanna (the heroine) join what is supposed to be a top-secret mission, even though he tells her to her face that he does not trust her. Mere paragraphs later, he accepts food from her, even though it’s a sort of food he is unfamiliar with.Any good fantasy relies on solid world-building to keep the reader engaged. Unfortunately, here again, this story falls short. The kingdom of Arnhem seems to rely on a medieval-level of technology. There are a lot of knights running around with swords, involved in sieges and such. Add to this a few mentions of mythical creatures, such as dragons and kelpies, the use of magic, a holy order, and you’ve got your typical Dungeons-and-Dragons sort of fantasy world.It’s jarring to me as a reader, then, to read about the northern hemisphere, say, or to have one of the characters talking about going through puberty. Such instances (and there were others) read as too modern for the world.The chapter where Geoffrey and his companions finally come upon the king and queen in hiding, only to find the queen dead and the old king nearly so, turned into the deal-breaker for me. It was written in such a way that I was supposed to believe the former monarchs were popular and beloved. When both of them died without any of the characters showing the least bit of grief or remorse, or, really, any emotion at all, I was done.How am I supposed to believe in an emotionless romance?
Zoltack expands the kingdom and allows her imagination to shine with "Knight of Flore," a fantasy romance. Filled with action and adventure, Knight of Glory picks up where Book One left off, with Arnhem at the brink of war with Specia.Geoffrey of Sivia, a knight for Arnhem, is a close friend to King Caelan and Queen Aislinn. At a royal ball, he meets Celestia, a woman he is attracted to. He finds her beautiful and would like to explore the attraction, but Aislinn sends him on a mission to check on Caelan's parents.Geoffrey leaves Celestia and travels with another knight, Jacob, and Raulin, a hawker squire. On their way to Arnhem's northern border, Geoffrey meets a non-magical sageous, Jenanna, who joins his mission. Jenanna is not a classical beauty, not like Celestia, but she is practical and adventurous. Geoffrey finds himself attracted to those qualities. Geoffrey encounters a kelpie and has to take his companions through an evil grey mist to reach Caelan's parents. When they arrive, they learn that Caelan's mother has passed away. Shortly thereafter, his father departs as well. On the way back, Aislinn gives Geoffrey a new mission. Arnhem is under attack by Specia. She wants Geoffrey to approach the Darwalis and Haugtrolds to see if they will form an alliance with Arnhem. Celestia soon joins the party and Geoffrey learns she's a Speican. Still, he accepts her and sets out to accomplish his new task. Along the way they encounter the small people of Darwal and the Haugtrold wine dancers. A shadow rider, magical sageous, and alce also join the story as the Speican/Arnhem war soon encompasses the continent. As a knight, Geoffrey embodies the idealistic virtues of courtly love. It's through these eyes he sees Celestia. He sees Jenanna in a more realistic way. Soon, he'll have to decide which love is the one he wants.Zoltack's plot is full of action and adventure as Geoffrey sets out on his quests. Her descriptions are vivid, painting a complete picture of her world. The story's dialogue captures the authencity of her world. The characters are interesting, but as a reader, I was a little disappointed with what happens to Celestia. Geoffrey embodies many knightly virtues, but he would pout and brood when things wouldn't happen fast enough for him. Jenanna shines throughout. She's courageous, brave, and not afraid to find her own way.The story is sweet for romance readers with Geoffrey and Jenanna sharing a kiss or two. "Knight of Glory" is a nice story to curl up with on a rainy Saturday.
Nicole Zoltack's KNIGHT OF GLORY follows Sir Geoffrey's quest for love and honor. With the growing threat of Speica and a dangerous Villaimage, the Kingdom of Arnhem may have met its match. Whereas in WOMAN OF HONOR, we see the historical aspects of knighthood, in KNIGHT OF GLORY, Ms. Zoltack builds upon her fantastical world. We learn of new kingdoms, including the dwarven kingdom in the south and the troll kingdom in the north. New mythological creatures come into play, and we get our first real doses of magic. Despite battle brewing, love conquers all bounds. Filled with bitter foes, magical displays, a quest for true love in many cases, and a dash of enigma, KNIGHT OF GLORY is a true delight. By the end, we understand that a brewing war of good and evil is afoot, but unfortunately, we must wait until May 2011 for the third book of the Kingdom of Arnhem series, CHAMPION OF VALOR. I look forward to this third book and more from Ms. Zoltack.
I loved this book! It's very Lord of the Rings'ish' without being copycat, AT ALL. Nicole took great care to create characters, plot and settings that are as unique as they are captivating. Sir Geoffry is the noble night with a vulnerable heart. Jenanna is tough, yet feminine; independent, but lonely. And Celestia turned out to be a complete surprise as to what I had expected. Nope, I'm not gonna give anything more away on that. My absolute favorite thing about this series is that I'm able to share it with my kids and my niece, who is a medieval nut (and I mean that in a good way, Lauren). I love that this series is not only entertaining, but memory making as well. Thanks Nicole! Can't wait for the next.
Clare's ReviewThis book picks up where book one ends. It focuses on Geoffrey and the part he plays in the war. Two women play a large part – Celestia, who is not all she seems, and Jenanna, an exil from her own land. War is on Arnhem’s doorstep, yet Queen Aislinn sends Geoffrey on a mission seemingly unconnected to it. It’s not long before he finds himself caught up in battle for Queen, country and for love itself.An engaging read, with many battle scenes, this book is sure to grab your attention and plunge you into a country where alliances must be formed where even trust is a rare commodity.4 Tea Cups!