I read the first book in this series, and I really liked it. I could not wait to read the rest of the trilogy. You can also read each book by itself because there is a family tree in the book and there is also a map and prologue.
The first book was about Aram. Ishtar is Aram's second cousin. This family is deep in Lore and religious beliefs. Each generation gives their own take on the families past. There are so many bad things that have happened in the past to this family that they are starting to wonder how things can get better. They realize that it is through hope and faith that they can create a better future for themselves and future generations. Will it be in time? How can they change the past?
I liked the friendships in this book. There are words that I never heard before in this book, and the characters were so involved that I read most of the book twice. I enjoyed the battles between good and evil, both inner battles and character battles. There is definitely more than meets the eye in this well woven story.
I’m giving this book a 4.5 / 5.
I was given a copy to review from Night Owl Reviews, however all opinions are my own.
Ishtar is exiled, wandering alone over rocky hills up into imposing mountains and down through a winding pass into a new land as dry and barren as he feels. A gentle patriarch named Matalah helps him to face his greatest tormentor so that he can return home reconciled to his friends and rescue his sons before it is too late. Barak, Obed and Eoban leave the safety of their own homes to go on an uncertain quest to find Ishtar only to encounter a strange stone city filled with mystery and danger. New friendships are forged and old friendships are strained to the breaking point as faithfulness and endurance is tested to the limits. Can these friends overcome their mistakes, refuse alluring temptations, accept unacceptable loss and still become reconciled to both themselves and each other? Find out in the newest Deliverance Trilogy adventure of Ishtar’s Redemption. Ishtar’s Redemption is a gripping story of exile and reconciliation. From lush grasslands to barren deserts Ishtar encounters evil from within and without. Can a man cursed by his own father leave his torments behind and help a kindly desert nomad who is being persecuted by his own sons? Learn how Ishtar and his friends face their past, their future and their own personal mistakes as they forge a new destiny embracing a hope that lives beyond their present sight. Ishtar’s Redemption is an adventure from start to finish in a world of shadow and light.