Protecting the Poor (Blog Tour!)

Today I am privileged to participate in the Protecting the Poor blog tour! Protecting the Poor is a book that I really enjoyed, and I’m happy to be able to share it with you today! Included: about the book, my review, interview with the author, and giveaway information!

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“Sheriff Feroci is now lord over the province, and Abtshire has become a pit of injustice. Being forced into the lord’s service does not give Dumphey as many opportunities to help the poor as he desires. When attempts on his life drive him into the forest, this freedom opens a world of possibilities for helping others. But how can he do so when he is running for his life? And does God want him to do more than simply feed the poor?

“Noel has always hidden behind the shadow of his older brother, Dumphey. When life forces him to stand on his own, will he still follow God in the corrupt world in which he lives? Would God really call him to do something that is beyond his power to do?

“As Lord Feroci’s sinister plot comes to light, each lad has a choice to make. A choice that could cost them their lives.”

Title: Protecting the Poor

Author: Amanda Tero

Genre(s): Fantasy

Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ (five stars)

Romance Content: Epilogue does talk about people getting married, but otherwise non-existent.

Recommended age range: 8+?

My Review:

FTC Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to give a positive review; all thoughts are my own.

This was an excellent conclusion to the Tales of Faith series! Since it had been a while since I had read the other two books in the series, I was a little confused about a couple things in the beginning of this book, but I quickly figured things out enough to enjoy the book. (Although I’d still like to read the books in the correct order, because that would add some continuity, technically this book could probably be read as a stand-alone.)

And wow. There were some challenging lessons in here! I don’t usually read fantasy, but one thing I really like about this series (as opposed to other fantasy series) is that God is God, He doesn’t have some other made-up name, and real Bible verses are quoted. I would recommend this book just for the challenging lessons to be gleaned!!

I could probably say more, but I think I’ll just leave it at that. This was an excellent book, and I highly recommend it!!

I have enjoyed all three books in this series. To view the series on Amazon, click here.

Interview with the Author:

What inspired you to write this novella?

I have always loved the Robin Hood tales, but it wasn’t necessarily on my radar to write a retelling. Once I had written “Befriending the Beast” and “The Secret Slipper,” I knew there needed to be a book three—a retelling that fit one of the characters from the series. With Feroci over Abtshire, it was the perfect recipe for a tale reminisce Sherwood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. 

How long did it take you to write it?

Way longer than I anticipated! I started it sometime in 2017 and finished August 2019—so almost two years. God definitely taught me a lesson in accepting seasons of life during this time!

Who do you think would enjoy this?

Anyone who loves tales of adventure, action, justice, and… well, Robin Hood. For once, it’s a book that I’ve written that boys will like, but I’m fairly certain a passel of girls will enjoy the tale as well.

Who is your favorite character?

This is difficult. Side characters are my thing. Not that I don’t like the main characters, but I usually like side characters best. In this one, I like Betin—Dumphey’s right-hand man—as well as Patey—a mischievous and sly lad.

What is your favorite scene?

One of my favorite scenes is from chapter twenty-four. It’s one scene that actually endured all the edits. 😉

His foot slipped and he groped for a hold above him. His fist slammed against rock as his other foot caught solid ground. He had to force himself to go slower. He slid his left foot forward, then his right. The yells behind grew louder. Another javelin glanced off the rock wall where Dumphey had just been. Another step, then another. His body pressed against the cold rock. His palms grew clammy. He moved forward. The ledge beneath him narrowed, giving way to black nothing below. He counted his steps. One, two, three, four, five…

A clash sounded in front of him as a javelin slammed against rock. Then another, closer. And another, this time behind him. Dumphey squeezed his eyes shut. Words flashed through his mind—something about enemies on the right hand and the left. The words failed him, but he used it as a prayer. He couldn’t see where the missiles were coming from. Father, misguide their aim. He couldn’t duck. He couldn’t hide. He couldn’t move.

When the javelins stopped coming, Dumphey opened his eyes. Everything was still dark around him. The faintest glimmer of light sparked—this time, well below him. He eased his way forward. Light flamed toward him and his heart tripped. A flying firebrand. He watched as it landed on the rock beneath him then fizzled into blackness. He took a dozen steps, one after another, but the damage was done. They knew where he was.

The javelins flew thicker, hitting below him, above him, and every few feet beside him. He kept going, praying with every step. His heart had stopped beating. His lungs weren’t working. He was going to die. The thought pierced him just seconds before pain ripped through his leg and jerked him off the ledge, dragging him into the yawning openness of the abyss.

About the Author

Amanda Tero began her love for words at a young age—reading anything she could get her hands on and penning short stories as young as age eight. Since graduation, she has honed her writing skills by dedicated practice and study of the writing craft. She began her journey of publication with a few short stories that she had written for her sisters and continues to add to her collection with other short stories, novellas, and novels. It is her utmost desire to write that which not only pleases her Lord and Savior, but also draws the reader into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Connect with Amanda

Email: amandaterobooks@gmail.com

Website: http://amandatero.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amandaterobooks

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amandateroauthor/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/amandaruthtero/

Blog: http://www.withajoyfulnoise.blogspot.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AmandaTero

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/amandatero

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GIVEAWAY

It wouldn’t be a release party without a giveaway! One U.S. Winner will receive the complete paperback Tales of Faith series, and one International Winner will receive the complete eBook series.

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Blog Tour

Shout-out to all the wonderful bloggers who are participating in the release of “Protecting the Poor.” (Note: I have not been to each of these blogs and thus cannot vouch for all of them. Please use Biblical wisdom and discretion when checking out blogs.)

Monday – August 26, 2019

With a Joyful Noise – Protecting the Poor Release Post

Life of Heritage Corner – Interview, Review, Giveaway

Great Books for God’s Girls – Interview, Review

Peculiar Miss Darcy – Interview

Honey Rock Hills – Review

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post

Tuesday – August 27, 2019

We’ve Got Pockets – Review

Maidens for Modesty – Giveaway, Guest Post

A Brighter Destiny – Spotlight

Wednesday – August 28, 2019

Soldier Girl Stories – Interview

Purposeful Learning – Spotlight, Guest Post

Thursday – August 29, 2019

Rachel Rossano’s Works – Spotlight, Guest Post

In My Bookcase – Review, Giveaway

Friday – August 30, 2019

Losing the Busyness – Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Resting Life – Guest Post

Saturday – August 31, 2019

Blossoms and Blessings – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post

Verbosity Reviews – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae – Review

Reading on the Edge – Spotlight

Monday – September 2, 2019

With a Joyful Noise – Giveaway Winner Announced

Monday – August 26, 2019

With a Joyful Noise – Protecting the Poor Release Post

Life of Heritage Corner – Interview, Review, Giveaway

Great Books for God’s Girls – Interview, Review

Peculiar Miss Darcy – Interview

Honey Rock Hills – Review

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post

Tuesday – August 27, 2019

We’ve Got Pockets – Review

Maidens for Modesty – Giveaway, Guest Post

A Brighter Destiny – Spotlight

Wednesday – August 28, 2019

Soldier Girl Stories – Interview

Purposeful Learning – Spotlight, Guest Post

Thursday – August 29, 2019

Rachel Rossano’s Works – Spotlight, Guest Post

In My Bookcase – Review, Giveaway

Friday – August 30, 2019

Losing the Busyness – Spotlight, Review, Giveaway

Resting Life – Guest Post

Saturday – August 31, 2019

Blossoms and Blessings – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post

God’s Peculiar Treasure Rae – Review

Reading on the Edge – Spotlight

Verbosity Reviews – Spotlight, Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

Monday – September 2, 2019

With a Joyful Noise – Giveaway Winner Announced

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4 thoughts on “Protecting the Poor (Blog Tour!)

  1. Amanda Tero says:

    Thanks so much for your review and being a part of my blog tour! ❤ I really appreciated the point you brought out with fantasy and God being, well, GOD. That is actually something that really sticks out to me–NOT creating a new God-type. 🙂 It's great to see others out there with the same conviction. 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    I would love to give this trilogy to my daughter. The interview with Amanda was interesting. I’m glad there are authors that desire to write wholesome Christian books.

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