16 September 2016

Teresa S. Mathews Reviews SHE WALKS IN POWER by MaryLu Tyndall.

She Walks in Power, (Protector of the Spear, Vol 1) by MaryLu Tyndall 
Published by Ransom Press, 2016
Reviewed by Teresa S. Mathews 
5 Stars*****

Once again MaryLu Tyndall has me in awe of the power of her mighty pen. This latest novel by Ms. Tyndall will take you back to a time of Knights and Castles and Fair Maidens. Some of those maidens are in distress but the heroine in this story is a warrior that has been appointed the Guardian of the Spear of Destiny. 

Alexia D'Clere, at the age of eight, didn’t understand what God had called her to do when her dying mother pressed a small iron object in her hand and told her she was to protect it with her life. Neither did she understand why someone would want to kill her shortly thereafter but thankfully a godly friar was prepared for such a time. He quickly whisked Alexia away from the evil but at the cost of leaving behind her beloved sister, Cristiana. Friar Josef taught Alexia the skills that she would require to protect the Spear; the most important being a love for the holy scriptures and a skill of archery that no one could surpass. Alexia also was given the gift of spiritual discernment, where she can see the good or evil surrounding her.

Ronar LePeine, is one of the King’s elite guard, a Knight like no other. Haunted by past sins, and seeking to pay penance, he has sworn his allegiance to God and King. While on a mission to Castle Luxley, Ronar encounters an arrow sent by Alexia, better known in the area as The Falcon of Emerald Forest. Alexia shocked that her arrow missed it’s mark, is caught off guard and caught by the handsome knight. Ronar, himself is shocked that the young archer was not a boy, but a very beautiful woman. Ronar is also caught off guard when the Falcon uses a well-placed kick that leaves him groaning in pain as he watches her escape. This will not be the last the two see of each other.

There is much evil lurking in Castle Luxley, from the family friend that is the steward of Luxley, to a mysterious sickness that leaves Alexia’s sister bedridden most of the time. Worst of all Ronar has brought a Bishop that’s on a quest to find the Spear, who will do anything to find it. Will Alexia be able to fight all the powers of darkness that she will face or does God have a different plan in mind?

I have been reading MaryLu Tyndall’s books for years, whether it be about pirates, escaped slaves, mermaids, a brand new colony in Brazil, or a time-traveler, and I have never been disappointed. One of her many writing talents is the ability to pull you right into the story and make you feel as though you are a part of it, but the one that I most admire is how she uses her stories to portray God’s love for his children. No matter the circumstances her characters may be in, MaryLu Tyndall shows us that they can turn to a loving Father and receive forgiveness, mercy, and help in their time of need. I cannot wait to read the next tale in this series, as I know it will be just as intriguing as all her others!


*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thought and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

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24 comments:

  1. I absolutely loved your review, TERESA! Even though I have already read this awesome book, I just HAD to read your whole review to take me back to the book I don't want to soon forget! Looking forward to the next book in the series -- I hope ML hurries! lol

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    1. DIANA, that was exactly what I thought too...HURRY, HURRY!! lol As you know I LOVE ML'S Pirates but her Knights are a wonderful substitution!! :-)

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  2. Wonderful review Teresa! MaryLu tells a fantastic, gripping story that keeps this reader turning the pages. I don't normally read medieval books, but since MaryLu wrote it I read She Walks in Power and loved it! Oh yes, I plan on reading the next book in the series.

    Blessings,Tina

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    1. TINA you are so right, MaryLu's books are the kind that you find so hard to put down once you've started reading them. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. I'm not much into reading that type of novel but you have peaked my interest in your review.

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    1. Hi BONNIE, glad I got your attention! :-) MaryLu has branched out into different genres and she is wonderful at anything she writes! Maybe you'll be the winner and will get to read this amazing story! Thanks for dropping by OWG!!

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  4. This does sound like an exciting book, Teresa! Thanks for the review!

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    1. CARRIE, it is an exciting book. Isn't it funny how much I liked it and there wasn't even one pirate in it?!! :-)

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  5. I am looking forward to this.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. So need this book!

    kutlesswjam2011(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. SARAH, yes you DO need this book!! lol Here's hoping for a win for you!! Thanks for dropping by! :-)

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  7. Thank you for this great review and giveaway,Teresa! I've always loved Marylu Tyndall's inspirational adventures,and this one definitely sounds like a winner! Looking forward to reading it! lynnefeuerstein(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. LYNNE, I remember the first book I read by MaryLu; THE REDEMPTION. What an adventure that was!! Everyone I've read since then has been just as incredible, but I find myself a little partial to her pirate tales! :-) Thanks for coming by!

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  8. A third review and another stellar recommendation. Although, I've already determined that She Walks in Power is a must read, I still like to see more glowing reviews. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. TERRILL, I think anyone that reads this will be talking about it fondly for a long time! Thanks for coming by!! :-)

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  9. Wonderful review, Teresa - thank you!!

    I loved 'She Walks in Power', and have loved everything MaryLu has written - regardless of storyline, genre, setting, era. The history, mystery, adventure, descriptions are always beautiful and compelling, the characters realistic, and the faith elements spot-on!! She's one of those authors who is gifted at writing in numerous genres.

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    1. BONNIE, you are 100% correct. I don't think there is a genre out there that MaryLu couldn't tackle!! She has a wonderful anointing on her writing!

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  10. I'd really like to borrow that pen of MaryLu's, lol. God has truly gifted her with an extraordinary talent for sharing the truths and power of God's Word! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Teresa. It really took me back!!

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    1. NOELA, it's certainly one that makes you think about it long after you read it. :-)

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  11. Teresa, what a wonderful review!!! You ladies here on OWG sure know how to make an author blush! ;-) Thank you so much! And thank you all for your comments and kindness. You are all such a huge encouragement to me. Hugs and blessings!

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    1. MARYLU, it was definitely my pleasure to read and review this amazing book, even if it didn't have any pirates in it! :-) After meeting Ronar, I believe I'm kinda liking Knights too! lol I cannot wait to see what happens to Cristiana and her handsome knight!! ~~sigh~~

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  12. TERESA, what an amazing review! I LOVE the rich, spiritual depths that MaryLu weaves into this story. I am so excited for the release of 'She Walks in Power'!

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    1. CARYL, you can certainly tell that MARYLU writes from her heart and her great love for the Lord.

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