The Severed Head

Tuesday, May 25, 2010
 What is the old armor buried in the Church? And why did it disappear?

Book:The Severed Head by Lena Wood, Standard Publishing, 2005
The Severed Head (Elijah Creek & the Armor of God)
Genre: Adventure, Realistic
Target Audience: Boys 12-18
Summary: Elijah and his friends accidentally stumble across some pieces of old armor buried in the abandoned Church on the land owned by the camp where Elijah lives. Soon they, especially Elijah are on a journey to discover not just where all the armor is, but what it means. Is this representative of the armor of God?
Notes: This is the the first in the Elijah Creek and the Armor of God series. It develops it all the more into something beyond realistic as the book progresses. Supernatural is the best description of the series focus. Elijah is not a believer but one of his friends is and in the midst of performing a traditional Native American ceremony, Elijah receives a message from the Spirit of God rather than the spirits he is seeking. In later books, the question of whether the armor holds some power in of itself becomes more prevalent.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5
Reviewer: J:-)mi


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