Masters & Slayers

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Aidan stood, tightening his grip on the hilt of his sword as he listened to the silent echoes of his father's words.

Book: Masters and Slayers by Bryan Davis, AMG Publishers, 2010
Genre: Alternate Reality - Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 16+
Subjects: Family relationships, chivalry, purity
Summary: Hearing his father's words echoing in his mind, Adrian makes choice after choice to follow that which he was taught. He has been taught to treat women with great respect. He has been taught to follow and honor the Creator and what they know of His written word. He has been taught to free those in captivity. And that is his determination. The dragons have taken away so many and he is willing to do whatever it may take to rescue them. And along with that he is willing to do whatever it takes to stick to what his father has taught him, even if it means laying down his life for another, Adrian is willing to do that. The question is, can he rescue those in captivity while still following his father's teachings?
Notes: This is an interesting look at what it would be like to live in a culture that has lost all respect and regard for humans, particularly for women. Adrian lives in a culture where he laughed at and mocked for his unwillingness to lift his sword against a woman. Then when he enters the alternate reality world his values are called into question again, not so much whether they are right or wrong, but how to tell where things fit in regards to them. As a Bryan Davis novel often does, it gets extremely complex, extremely fast. And also as usual, those who can't keep up with all the alternate reality stuff, can still enjoy a really good story that calls into question valuable things. His looks at purity and what all that means are very profound and in a way, almost beautiful. 
This book is scheduled for release in September. 
Recommendation Scale: 5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Proverbs 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Thank you netGalley for allowing me to read a copy to review!


Bryan Davis said...

Thank you for the positive review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

By the way, the hero's name is Adrian, not Aidan. :-)

Bryan Davis

J:-)mi said...

Thanks for the affirmation! I changed the spelling - I appreciate the correction. I just checked out Starlighter from a Church library this morning and will try to have that one reviewed by the end of the week. I will continue trying to find some of your other books to review as well.

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