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Review: The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne) by Myke Cole

July 4, 2018

Review: The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne) by Myke Cole

About the Book

Myke Cole, star of CBS’s Hunted and author of the Shadow Ops series, debuts the Sacred Throne epic fantasy trilogy with The Armored Saint, a story of religious tyrants, arcane war-machines, and underground resistance that will enthrall epic fantasy readers of all ages.

In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

My thoughts

I had heard so much about this book that I opened it with a little trepidation… how could it live up to the hype?

It does, absolutely.

Wow, I was sucked right into this fantasy world, an old world of strict religious doctrine and machines made by smithy “tinkers”, of warrior pilgrims and poor country folk just trying to live a good life. Heloise, the main character, is a simple girl with forbidden desires and a mouth (and will) that keeps getting her into trouble. The harsh, unforgiving world author Myke Cole has created is emotionally fraught with trauma. Cole paints vivid pictures that keep you transfixed to the page (and nearly made me miss my train stop twice). I don’t think I will forget the Knitting for a long time, let alone that final battle.

If you like a great fantasy, shiny armor, deep and inventive world building and characters who may seem simple but are far from it then you should read this book. I am very much looking forward to book two.


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  1. Hi Laurie. Thanks for this mindful review. Now I’m very intrigued! I appreciate that you spoke about what worked for you and why, rather than giving rating numbers (stars or other objects) that can be misleading and confusing. A well constructed review. Hugs!

    • Thank you Teagan. Yes I really enjoyed this book. Very tense in places, it kept me hooked all the way through

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