Armor of Aletheia by Ralene Burke

By Kathrese McKee | Book Recommendations

Ralene Burke has an imagination that never quits, and it shows in her books! This author stretches herself thin but doesn’t skimp on quality writing. Learn more about Armor of Aletheia, the first title in her Sacred Armor series.

Armor of Aletheia by Ralene Burke

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The death of her king changes Karina’s life forever. Fleeing the royal house, she must leave her life behind to seek out the Armor of the Creator—to save the very people who now hunt her.

Faramos, the evil warlock waiting to unleash hell, knows the Creator has already chosen his warrior, so he sends his bounty hunter to retrieve her. After Tristan abducts her, he witnesses Karina’s gentle nature and strong independence, and he finds he can’t complete his assignment.

Together, they set out to retrieve the armor and defeat the hordes of creatures sent to destroy them. But is Tristan’s heart secure as he faces certain death for defending the queen? And will Karina have the courage to become all the Creator intends her to be? Failure will condemn the world to eternal darkness.

How did you get the idea for your book?

I was in the middle of a prayer, asking God about story ideas as I began to play with the hope of writing a fantasy novel. The premise question, “What if the armor of God were real?”, popped in my head, and then the world of Aletheia and the Three Kingdoms began to unravel in my mind.

What is the main theme or lesson of your story?

God loves us anyway—despite our past, where we come from, who we think we are, what we’ve done—He loves us. Alos, God prepares us for our calling, even if that calling sometimes seems beyond our abilities.

Does your story have a unique setting?

Armor of Aletheia is a fantasy novel, so obviously I made up the whole thing. But Aletheia is a beautiful snowy kingdom that is half mountains and half plains, with a giant ice lake in the middle.

Why did you choose to write Young Adult fiction?

I wanted to encourage people, especially young adults, to #SHINEBeyond their circumstances to become who God wanted them to be by showing them through stories how much they are loved and how God calls even the weakest (by human standards) of people to do great things.

What makes you a quirky writer?

I am allergic to coffee and cats. You will not find me hunched over my desk with a cat at my side and a cup of coffee in my hand as I stew over the next plot point. Instead, I’m likely to have a giant tumbler of iced tea and a stash of either dark chocolate M&Ms or gummy bears. True story.

Where can readers find your book?

Find Armor of Aletheia on Amazon!

About Ralene Burke

Whether she’s wielding a fantasy writer’s pen, a social media wand, or a freelance editor’s sword, Ralene Burke always has her head in some dreamer’s world. And her goal is to help everyone #SHINEBeyond their circumstances! Her novels, Bellanok and Armor of Aletheia, are available on Amazon. More fantasy novels coming soon!

When her head’s not in the publishing world, she is wife to a veteran and homeschooling mama to their three kids. Her Pinterest board would have you believe she is a master chef, excellent seamstress, and all-around crafty diva. If she only had the time . . . You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or at her website.

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About the Author

Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.