Test of Faith
Aleksandr Voinov Raev Gray
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July, 1187 Saladin has defeated the Crusader army at The Horns of Hattin While hundreds of his comrades have perished in the battle, Thierry de la Tour Rouge, a Frank and Templar Knight, has survived only to be taken prisoner by the Saracens Stripped to his woolen leggings and linen shirt covering and tied like an animal to the pole of a tent, Thierry fears torture in tJuly, 1187 Saladin has defeated the Crusader army at The Horns of Hattin While hundreds of his comrades have perished in the battle, Thierry de la Tour Rouge, a Frank and Templar Knight, has survived only to be taken prisoner by the Saracens Stripped to his woolen leggings and linen shirt covering and tied like an animal to the pole of a tent, Thierry fears torture in the attempt to break him and his faith.Abdul Basir is French by birth and a convert to Islam As an advisor to Saladin, Abdul has been accepted by the Saracens and regarded with respect, but he will never be one of them Thierry has been bought for him and while Abdul owns him, he cannot guarantee that Saladin will spare Thierry s life.In the spirit of acceptance and forgiveness, Thierry chastely kisses Abdul, hurtling them both into a clash of faiths and a contest of wills One man motivated by the fulfillment of a long lurking fantasy and the other by the need to survive and keep his faith intact In the process, they come to show each other mercy, kindness, mutual respect and trust enough to reveal their desire for one another.As Saladin holds the fate of Thierry s life in his hands, can Abdul ensure the safety of this honorable crusader who has become his brother Or will he have to find the strength and courage to let Thierry go in peace
  • Title: Test of Faith
  • Author: Aleksandr Voinov Raev Gray
  • ISBN: 9781445275741
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback

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Julio Genao Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Stories serve than one purpose.They can soothe or inflame can sink you down into the deeps, or snap sails taut and jerk you up into the stratosphere.This one this one hurts If I were wise, I wouldn t review it until I d had time to calm down.But I don t want to feel this way any longer than I have to I m in a fury.Read this It s beautiful.Then go stroke a kitten.You ll need to.
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Jenre Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Set in Palestine during the crusades, Test of Faith follows two men who on the surface seem very different Thierry is a French Templar knight who has been captured on the battlefield and sent to the tent of a man who has paid silver for him That man is Abdul, a Muslim convert who has bought Thierry in order to rape and humiliate him Things are not as they seem between the men though, as Abdul gains respect for the knight who refuses to cower in terror before him, and Thierry learns that even bru [...]
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Mel Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Note I have to just have to write a cohesive review for this, but right now I m drawing a blank and I can t think of anything beautiful or smart Random thoughts I m torn between a 4 and a 5 star rating The good great writing, a story that gave us both the historical background about a battle of faiths as well as the battles between the characters and importantly within the characters The depth of the characters especially Abdul is amazing, considering the length of the story The not so good Th [...]
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Lena♥Ribka Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
4,5 starsI had no idea what I picked up Honestly I just needed something ensuring good And I knew that Aleks is my undisputed guarantee for a good book.TEST OF FAITH HOW COULD I NOT NOTICE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS TITLE We re talking about the year 1187 In the book And yet it feels so UP TO DATE, so ACTUAL It is so sad and tragic that in the 21th century we still divide our world into two essential parts and that these two parts still have not found the best peaceful way to honour each other, th [...]
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Lenore Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Damn This story tore my heart out and stomped on it And it blew my mind.
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Emanuela ~plastic duck~ Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
It happens sometimes that I know the ending of a story is perfect, that there could have been no other resolution, but it hurts nonetheless I like when a book makes me feel, when it upsets me, when the last page is the truth, even if it s so hard to swallow.The two protagonists of the story fight on different sides, their faith is a chasm between them Thierry is a Christian prisoner, spared on the battle field just to be bought by Abdul, a Frank by birth, but converted to Islam Their wills, sust [...]
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Aiko Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
This managed to leave me heartbroken and satisfied at the same time I don t understand how it s possible, but there it is.
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Indie Reviews Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Test of Faith by Aleksandr Voinov and Raev Gray is an extremely well written and emotionally charged novella that leaves the reader breathless.The story is set against the backdrop of one of the most infamous and bloodiest battles of the interval period between the Second and Third Crusades the Battle of Hattin which took place near the city of Tiberius on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee During the Battle the army of Saladin decimated some 20,000 Crusading foot soldiers and 1,000 Templar [...]
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Elisa Rolle Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Test of Faith is only a short story but it s clear that behind there is a lot of research work done a work that the reader itself can redo thanks to the appendixes, a useful walkthrough among the early Middle Age custom and religious beliefs, both from the Christian than Muslim point of view And here is the strength of this story, that the truth doesn t lie in one or the other side, both of them have reason and ideals Thierry is a Templar warrior and monk, who is chosen, after the defeat, as toy [...]
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Ilhem Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Oooh F I loved, loved, loved Where to begin Knights crusades Aleksandr Voinov Raev Gray, pleased to meet you I was eager to read Test of Faith.I expected the meeting of two human beings above the clash of beliefs, I hoped for multidimensional characters, love, twists in the story I got all that and the beginning was very satisfying, and then BAM THE story I hadn t seen coming appears and I m turned upside down because it is such an intensely, painfully beautiful one view spoiler And I read about [...]
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Amara Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Wow All I can say right now is wow I am speechless I have no idea how to review this book I m going to have to I don t even know.I m just stuck at WOW My brain is just skipping, trying to find some words, but there s nothing Yeah, hopefully review to follow, although I have no idea where I m going to find the words.
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Menna Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Just beautiful and heart breaking As expected from my fav author, the story was so intense and consuming, just amazing.It was a historical story at the time of the crusades on Jerusalema time when both sides were fighting under the name of GodI loved the charachters a lot, they were both honorable, faithful and loyal to their beliefs.I enjoyed reading about them a lot.The only drawback for me.at there were some historical errors that indicated the stereotypical narrow prospective to the Arabic w [...]
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Sonya Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Powerful Two men secure in their respective faiths, that make them enemies, become to each other than lovers Thierry s faith was vibrant and gave him a peace that others search for and rarely find Abdul s anger and bitterness towards his former religion was tangible The respect that grew between the two was genuine and heartfelt The ending was exactly as it should have been This short book moved me than I thought possible We are men, fighting God s war Do you think it strange Abdul Basir A que [...]
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JR Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
I have a love hate relationship with this story I loved the debates and musings on faith, and the juggling of ideologies between the two characters But being the optimistic that I am, I had hoped for a different ending Alas, it was not to be, but I still recommend it.
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Em Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
A beautifully written short story, with a sad but fitting ending.
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Michael Joseph Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
I m surprised there aren t m m books set in the crusades It would seem to be fertile ground Test of Faith was quite a refreshing change from the Regency Victorian setting of most historical romances these days It doesn t have a happily ever after ending, which is disappointing but true to the characters There are a couple of reasons I didn t give it four stars The point of view flip flops between the two protagonists Abdul and Thierry This is hard to pull off, although I d say it was the right [...]
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Rachel Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
eh that was my initial reaction when finishing this book view spoiler Just too morbid of a voice for me Guess I am a girl who needs an HEA hide spoiler In it s favor, it was well written and if you are into of a psychological character study, this was successful This may sound a bit weird, but since it is a short story I was expecting a quick instant gratification read that had a bit of angst in the opposites attract enemies to lovers theme that Voinov is just so good at spinning But instead I [...]
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Arzu Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
The story of Thierry, a Templar Knight, and Abdul, a to Islam converted French, touched me from the first word to the last Thierry, captured by the Saracens and now owned by Abdul, fears for his life and Abdul is looking for someone to fulfill a desire When you read this book, you feel how the relationship of the characters change from sworn enemies into two men who respect and honor each other and in other circumstances could have loved each other This is a real heartbreaking story with intense [...]
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Karen Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
This story gripped me from the start, I felt immediately drawn into Thierry s pain of capture But I can t expect less from Aleksandr Voinov s writing From the moment I opened the box to view the rich warmth of colors on the cover to when I closed the book I was happy Test of Faith is such a great title as it clearly defines what you are about to experience I loved it The only complaint is that it was too short I hold back a star for leaving me underfed I am waiting for that full meal that I know [...]
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Boycop Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
A very intense, but also very short story of two men and enemies finding each other in the middle of an epic battle The beginning was so intense and captivating, that the relentless end came a bit too soon It almost felt like an excerpt from a larger work.
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Sandra Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
I really liked this one a lot The ending was really what made it for me it was unusual and yet very fitting.It s definitely going on my favourites list.
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Тамрико Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
view spoiler Breathtaking and heartbreaking hide spoiler
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Wyckedone Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
HmmmI liked this one, but, I didn t love this one Before I even read it, I knew it would be worth the read for three reasons Voinov, history, and religion Not taking anything away from Raev hello to you congrats on your first published , but, I love Voinov I could spend a couple of weeks digging around in his brain his writing makes me think he would just be so interesting Then, history and religion are two of my passions give me ten minutes with a stranger and I ll have him in a discussion abou [...]
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Szinna Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
Ez a t rt net k t okb l t nt ki a t bbi k z l Egyik ok, hogy a keresztes h bor t kicsit a m sik f l szempontj b l is megvil g tja, ami szerintem k zelebb van az igazs ghoz, mint a szok sos tkozott szarac nok t pus hozz ll s Az a mondat igaz n eltal lt engem, amikor az egyik szerepl elgondolkodik Mi csak f rfiak vagyunk, akik az Istenek h bor j t v vj k, de mit keresnek emberek, az Istenek h bor j ban A m sik ok, hogy mennyire nem sz m tottam erre a befejez sre Az egyik f h s ink bb a hit t, inte [...]
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LDDurham Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
This story was a victim of its two authors Head hopping was rampant.I don t mind head hopping too much, generally I expect it to a certain extent when there are two authors and I just hope the book doesn t read as a rough Role Playing Game But this one was bad with it, having the POV switch with almost every paragraph, with no line break or anything to indicate the POV was switching When the only two characters in the book are both he this got to be a horrible chore to read I had to keep re read [...]
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Cil Jun 03, 2020 - 10:22 AM
I m not quite sure what I m thinking about this book There were some things I didn t like First the head hopping I can t stand that But surprisingly, I had even problems with the length Or lack thereof This book was just way too short Everything happens in just two days, apart from the last two or three pages, it was even only one evening And this is just not enough to form a meaningful friendship or relationship Even less so if they are originally enemies I think I would have liked it a lot be [...]
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Test of Faith By Aleksandr Voinov Raev Gray July, 1187 Saladin has defeated the Crusader army at The Horns of Hattin While hundreds of his comrades have perished in the battle, Thierry de la Tour Rouge, a Frank and Templar Knight, has survived only to be taken prisoner by the Saracens Stripped to his woolen leggings and linen shirt covering and tied like an animal to the pole of a tent, Thierry fears torture in tJuly, 1187 Saladin has defeated the Crusader army at The Horns of Hattin While hundreds of his comrades have perished in the battle, Thierry de la Tour Rouge, a Frank and Templar Knight, has survived only to be taken prisoner by the Saracens Stripped to his woolen leggings and linen shirt covering and tied like an animal to the pole of a tent, Thierry fears torture in the attempt to break him and his faith.Abdul Basir is French by birth and a convert to Islam As an advisor to Saladin, Abdul has been accepted by the Saracens and regarded with respect, but he will never be one of them Thierry has been bought for him and while Abdul owns him, he cannot guarantee that Saladin will spare Thierry s life.In the spirit of acceptance and forgiveness, Thierry chastely kisses Abdul, hurtling them both into a clash of faiths and a contest of wills One man motivated by the fulfillment of a long lurking fantasy and the other by the need to survive and keep his faith intact In the process, they come to show each other mercy, kindness, mutual respect and trust enough to reveal their desire for one another.As Saladin holds the fate of Thierry s life in his hands, can Abdul ensure the safety of this honorable crusader who has become his brother Or will he have to find the strength and courage to let Thierry go in peace

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