“What’s going on?” whined Louisa. Julia turned and went over to her. “We’re in a place called Aedyn. It’s a different kind of world and I think we must have been called here. Peter and I have been here before, so you’re just going to have to trust us, all right?”
Book: Flight Of The Outcasts by Alister McGrath, Zondervan Publishing, 2011
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 11-15
Summary: They’re back and the world is in even more of a mess than it was last time. The people are prisoners, working as slaves, digging for something – no one knows what. The deeper they dig, the more the earth trembles as if the earth itself will fall apart soon. Peter and Julia are of course thrilled to be back, but not so thrilled at what they brought with them: their stepsister Louisa – a whiner and troublemaker. It’s Louisa though, who may hold the key to what the slave masters want.
Notes: As mentioned in the review of the first in this series, it’s a fantasy/allegory for younger readers. It’s simpler than many. This one was fun in it’s similarity to The Chronicles of Narnia – from the return to the land with a whiny, disliked relative (Voyage Of The Dawn Treader), to their return to an abandoned castle (Prince Caspian) it is clearly getting ideas from C. S. Lewis – which makes sense as he is the expert. So if you enjoy Chronicles of Narnia, you’ll likely enjoy this one too. The spiritual element is still there, especially with Julia – she remembers The Lord of Hosts and continues to put her trust in Him.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Job 12:13,22 –“To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his. He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into the light.