Sunday, August 8, 2010
I've been doing research into what this Morningstar could be, and he just doesn't fit into what I know of the way our world works.

Book: Allegiance by Brett Burner and Ben Avery, Zondervan Publishers, 2009
Allegiance (Z Graphic Novels / Hand of the Morning Star) 
Genre: Graphic Novel
Target Audience: Boys 14-19
Subjects: Discernment between good and evil, ethics (does the end justify the means?)
Summary: Titan is out of control. In an attempt to stop SWARM he is needlessly destroying not only property, but human lives as well. Michael desperately wants to protect and save the people, but he's not only battling the obvious evil, he's also battling the evil disguised as good. The question is, can he convince the rest of the world not to follow Morningstar or will they unleash a tyrant?
Notes: This is truly a "graphic" novel. The first few pages don't even contain any storyline, just picture of battle. The message is strong and good. Michael fights to stay true to what Christ has commanded, even when he is ready to abandon it all, even when pushed and tempted almost beyond what he can bear. It's also a lesson about wolves in sheep's clothing. Morningstar appears a hero, but is not truly on the side of good, just the side of power and ultimate control. Unfortantely, the ending leaves you hanging and the authors' website ( doesn't list a book 7 yet. This is the 6th in the Hand of the Morningstar series.
Recommendation Scale: 4
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Matthew 7:15 - Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.


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