The Sword of Lyric Series
This updated version includes a devotion guide, bonus scenes, and other special features.
Media Rep? Get the Press Kit
Meet Susan, a modern-day soccer mom who is pulled through a portal into another world, where a nation grappling for its soul waits for a promised Restorer to save their people.
Susan has always longed to do something great for God, but can she fill this role?
While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and learns that God can use even her floundering attempts at service in surprising ways.
“I love it when what’s typical gets twisted around, and Sharon Hinck has done that again…Brilliant…Highly Recommended.” – Christian Fiction Review
“What a ride! Hang on to your speculative seats!” – TitleTrakk
“The author has done a great job creating a unique storyworld and pulling the reader into the fictional place.” – INFUZE
“Fantasy fans will thoroughly enjoy this exciting and character driven high fantasy tale.” – Alternative Worlds
“From the first page to the last you will be sucked into this alternate dimension along with its strong spiritual message…” - Armchair Reviews
“Hinck explores the inner journey of a middle-aged mom, creating a unique, fascinating, and meaningful story. A highly recommended read for both fantasy and women’s fiction lovers.” – Author’s Choice Reviews
“The story holds you on the edge of your seat and a number of twists keep you reading.” – Blog Critics
“Hinck reveals herself as a force to be reckoned with in the genre, expertly balancing the strange and fantastic with genuine, relatable spiritual struggle and character growth…” – The Bridge
“One of the best novels I’ve read all year…I highly recommend this book for its extraordinary writing style, lovable characters, thematic content and elements of suspense.” – The Christian Suspense Zone
“This story will keep you panting as you follow its jagged, twisting path, and a constant stream of breathtaking surprises are coiled around every corner.” – GoodReads.com
“Just in time for a great summer read . . . There’s no better way for an out-of-this-world vacation.” – Novel Reviews
“The Restorer” is the most amazing piece of fiction I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading–and I read A LOT!” – A Peek At My Bookshelf
“Hinck combines adventure with humor in this creative story. The reader is treated to impressive sword battles, an alien mind poison and surprises throughout the book.” – Romantic Times
“The Restorer is a great book for the hero – or heroine – in all of us. Sharon Hinck gives us a beautifully-realized world that demands the best that an everyday, run-of-the-mill Mom doesn’t even know she has. Hinck’s prose engages us in every moment of the struggle as the strength of the One drives the battle of the faithful against unimaginable odds, Excellent characters and an intriguing plot provide readers with great entertainment along with spiritual inspiration and enlightenment. I simply loved this book, hated for it to end, and am grateful that there’s another in the Sword of Lyric series coming soon.”~ Kathryn Mackel, author of Outriders and Trackers
“A compelling adventure, an engaging heroine, a unique and fascinating other world The Restorer satisfies on many levels. Skillfully incorporating themes of faith, sacrifice and the power of words to deceive or deliver, Sharon Hinck has crafted a tale that resonates in both soul and spirit. A welcome addition to the expanding genre of Christian fantasy. Don’t miss it!”~ Karen Hancock, author of the Christy Award-winning LEGENDS OF THE GUARDIAN-KING series.
“I knew that Sharon Hinck was a gifted writer, and I knew that her ability to write details was impeccable. What The Restorer showed me is just how big her imagination is! She’s taken two concepts that have no right to work in the same story — a harried housewife and a sprawling fantasy world with its own science, culture, and rules — and smashed the two together into something altogether fresh and compelling — even for a red-blooded, testosterone-driven guy like me. She zigged every time I expected her to zag, and the world she created is full of mystery and suspense and the awe of discovery. But it’s the characters, especially her soccer-mom-come-prophesied-hero, who keep you coming back for more.”~ Robin Parrish, author of Relentless; creator of Infuzemag.com
The Restorer’s Son- Book Two in the Sword of Lyric series
Plunged again into the gray world of Lyric and Hazor, Susan and Mark search frantically for their teenage son, Jake. All signs hint that a trusted ally has betrayed them and threatens their son. A target of assassins and more political intrigue, false leads and near misses beset their path, which leads them into the dark prisons of Hazor before the One’s purpose is revealed.
Cast out by those he trusts, the new reluctant Restorer prefers to cross swords with the One rather than submit to His will. Pursued by his calling, he journeys to Sidian, where he finds a boy without a home, a king with burning questions, and a nation torn by darkness. As he embraces the tasks the One has set before him, this new Restorer learns that the One requires his all—perhaps even his life.
“Hinck, as always, surpassed my expectations… I became so engrossed with the characters that I couldn’t put it down until I knew how it ended.” — Blog Critics
“Once again, Hinck demonstrates what a quality craftsman she is. With an economy of words, she paints vivid pictures, understandable characters, dramatic action..” – A Christian Worldview of Fiction
“Hinck has created wonderful characters, amazing detail and a great story. 4.5 Stars” — Romantic Times
“Because of Sharon Hinck, I have fallen in love with a new genre. I admit, the idea of a soccer mom transporting to another world raised my eyebrows, but I had no idea I’d also be transported from my sofa to face epic battles of good and evil, discover people I fell in love with, and find a latent desire to handle a sword! Most of all, The Restorer and The Restorer’s Son encouraged my own spiritual walk, and I returned from the journey a warrior, ready to sing the Verses! The Sword of Lyric series is exactly what Christian fiction should be. Bravo, bravo . . . and more, please!” –Susan May Warren brand-new fantasy aficionado; award-winning author of Reclaiming Nick
“I’ve just returned from the world of Lyric, and I’m dazzled and amazed! Sharon Hinck’s powerful and inventive tale grips you from page one and doesn’t let go. Her characters are made of flesh and blood and human emotion. Her writing crackles with imagination and energy, and there is a spiritual core of truth to The Restorer’s Son that transcends the realm of fantasy. Enter the world of Lyric and see what I mean.” –Jim Denney author of the Timebenders series and Answers to Satisfy the Soul
“I loved this book! Sharon Hinck takes the meaning of being ‘a sojourner in this world but not of it’ to a new dimension. Our heroine returns to Lyric with one goal: finding her son. The new Restorer has one goal: avoiding his calling. Both ask honest questions that plague most Christians in their walk with an all-powerful, all-knowing God. And the
answers come in unexpected ways that satisfy the reader’s thirst for knowing God.” — Donita K. Paul author of DragonSpell, DragonQuest, DragonKnight, and DragonFire
“A triumph! In this new series, Hinck not only has blended God’s might with her imagination but also gives readers insight into the power of praise and the Word of God. While turning the pages of these books night after night, I often found myself pausing to pray and repeat the songs and verses of the people of the clans, the people of the verses. On more than one occasion, I paused to consider the ‘poisons’ affecting my own mind. There’s also enough action for all the guys and tender family moments for the moms. These are great reads for the entire family. I can’t wait for the next one.” –Marilynn Griffith author of Turquoise and If the Shoe Fits
The world he knew is gone.
Confident in his new Restorer signs, Jake crosses the portal into Lyric to stage a heroic rescue. But everything has changed.
Jake is forced to confront hostile friends, the mental control of a corrupt king, and deadly lies that have claimed the clans. His path leads him to alliances with outlaws, dire battles, and even the temptation to forsake his calling.
Susan faces her own battles as she struggles to survive a brutal captivity. Can she find freedom before enemies destroy her spirit? Will Jake’s choices save the clans or lead to her death?
“Sharon Hinck weaves a magnificent tale, a collision of every day life with the fantastical realms of the unknown. She masterfully portrays characters of no uncommon standing pitted in an epic fight to save all they hold dear. And in this is her great strength: To bring out the universal flaws of humanity while revealing that even the simplest of individuals has the innate ability to be heroic. I commend her for a series well written and well timed. Highly recommended. Such a force is to promoted and treasured for generations to come. Man needs not know who he is nearly as much as who he can be.” — Christopher Hopper, author of Rise of The Dibor and The Lion Vrie
“Riveting. Enriching. Compelling. Sharon Hinck has made this third journey to Lyric as fantastic as the first. And left us challenged to find our own place in The Kingdom.” — Lois Richer, author of Healing Tides.