Ashley Nicole's new book, Kingdom Horizon, is a compelling blend of deep spiritual themes, science fiction, historical fiction and romance. Very few authors can pull off a piece of work so intricately varied and maintain a cohesive plot. Ashley does just that.
In the opening pages, readers meet Charlana, the protagonist and heroine of the story. And, as with any good story, conflict emerges from the very beginning. Charlana is at odds with her father, the leader of their Germanic tribe, the Arlevani. Her love, Jeret, is alternately affectionate and overbearing. Charlana’s heart is loyal to the ancient ways of their tribe while, under her father’s leadership, the rest of the Arlevani are stretching toward the future and willing to make changes along the way.
It is this loyalty that threatens to destroy Charlana. In pursuit of the ancient spirits and rituals, she is introduced to pure evil in the form of demonic presence. But while Charlana dances with the devil, other members of her tribe are meeting Jesus Christ and finding peace in the salvation He offers—even in the midst of the most trying circumstances.
This is story telling at its finest—managing to keep the reader spellbound while telling the story of salvation and finally coming to a satisfying conclusion highlighting the grace of God.
Ashley Nicole knocked this one out of the park with a book the entire family can enjoy. Kingdom Horizon is wonderful story of a young girl who struggles to find her place in life while simultaneously, trying to win the attention and approval of her father, a king, who is more occupied with trying to elevate his people and advance their way of life. This heartwarming book is full of drama, romance, and action that will surely captivate the reader and transport you to 180 A.D. in a land where power is sought and faiths are tested.
Kingdom Horizon is a genre-breaking novel that seamlessly blends history, romance, fantasy, and Christian fiction into an intriguing narrative of a young woman with a deep love for her people. Charlana will do anything to preserve the values and customs of her tribe—but she does not realize that there is something new coming to her land—Christianity—that is even stronger than the deep roots of tradition. Written with a fresh new voice, Kingdom Horizon will draw you in with its fascinating cast of characters, all with their own set of contradictions: the chief’s daughter who is fierce in battle but gentle with her equine companions, the Roman soldier who has discovered peace and a new faith, the chieftain with a roaming eye who nevertheless loves his family. This book is unlike any that I’ve read, and it will leave you with a new appreciation for a pivotal time in the early history of the spread of Christianity.