Rise of the Savior: Acolyte of Truth
by Antoine Bonner
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Pub Date 15 Feb 2021 | Archive Date 30 Aug 2021
Eighteen-year-old Amanda is no hero, and she has no desire to be. All Amanda wants is to leave her small town for college, compete in karate, and find some way to understand her weird, precocious six-year-old sister, Saira. Being chosen by an ancient deity to become the acolyte of truth is nowhere on Amanda's plan for the future, but that doesn't stop it from happening to her: after Amanda survives a car accident, she awakens with the power to summon guns from thin air and know instantly when someone is lying to her. And that's not even the worst part—the deity that saved Amanda expects her to use her new powers to protect the world, starting with defeating Jamie Connor, an acolyte of death who plans to steal the life forces of children to save his own dying son.
Soon, Amanda is plunged into a world of legendary deities and powerful acolytes, secret agencies and deadly forces. She never asked to become some kind of savior, but after Jamie targets her own sister, she realizes the only way she'll ever be able to keep the people she cares about safe is to rise up, confront her own fears, and become all she was destined to be.
Though Rise of the Savior: Acolyte of Truth is a prequel to the first novel, Rise of the Hearts it also functions as a standalone story.
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I thought this book was great. I really liked the story and found once I started reading I couldn’t stop.
This book was gripping, fast paced and a heck of a story. A great blend of sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian thriller that left me wanting more when it ended. So glad I requested this book and was accepted to read this. Highly recommended and would read this again.
Thanks to Netgalley, Antonie Bonner and his self publishing for an ARC in exchange for honest review.
Available now: 2/15/21
I wasn't sure what to expect when I requested this, but I truly enjoyed this book. Amanda is a wonderful lead character who is strong and able to rise up and face her own fears.
I haven't read the first novel "Rise of the Hearts" and it seems that this book is a prequel, but I think it can also be called a standalone since I had no problem following the story and understanding what was going on. In fact this book has made me want to read Rise of the Hearts.
Thank you so much to BookBaby and #Netgalley for the ARC.
Interesting, entertaining, action packed and just kept getting better as I read. Would make a great movie!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This book is like a fast-paced scary cartoon. The plot is set in a dystopian future where magic is real and during life threatening situations people are controlled by other worldly beings who make them choose between bad and good moral behavior in alternate realms that are ruled by strange creatures.
The main characters, 2 sisters - 18 year Amanda and six year old Saira, their parents, Jaime a doctor also impacted by the creatures and beings who have been in a battle long before are forced to make choices that will effect lives in the real world. I could see this book being turned into an science fiction/fantasy flick.
This book was funny and enjoyable and quirky the title is really what made you want to pick it up. Something to keep in mind through is the jumare can feel very sarcastic so if that isn’t something you enjoy I don’t think you would enjoy the cheekiness of this book.
absolutely recommend "Rise of the Savior" ... extremely well written ... enjoyed the characters and the storyline
I really enjoyed this read! It was a great time to really delve into a magic system with these characters. I do kind of wish that the action was a bit more climatic, but I really did enjoy the characters and their stories!
**I received a free copy from NetGalley and am leaving this review voluntarily.
This was a really enjoyable read (that I originally picked up because of the cover) - a fun magic system that is easy to dive into and lots of action, you'll definitely enjoy this one!
I thoroughly enjoyed this! Lots of characters and a great story line, kept me glued to my chair until I reached the last page! Fast paced and action packed I loved the uniqueness of the story-line! Highly Recommend!
‘Rise of the Savior: Acolyte of Truth’ is about a teenage girl, Amanda, who discovers that she is the new ‘acolyte of truth’ and tries to comprehend how this changes her life as she is destined to saved the world.
I’ll admit, I wasn’t the most optimistic going into this book purely because it’s not really my genre. But I was pleasantly surprised! It was a very unique story and had amazing world building. I was gripped and couldn’t stop reading; I could picture everything perfectly and it was like an action movie taking place in my mind.
I loved all the characters and thought they were developed well, although I did find Amanda annoying at times. I also particularly loved seeing Amanda and her sister’s relationship grow stronger throughout.
But overall I really enjoyed this and think it’s one of my favourite books I’ve read in a while!
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