From Darkness Won

Monday, October 31, 2011

Achan winced at a throb in his head. “But how can I stand against such power? Such evil? “You can’t. But Arman can and will.” Achan swallowed an angry report. People threw that phrase around as if it were nothing more than a greeting. Arman will do this. Arman will do that. Trust Arman. But Achan was the one prophesied to push back Darkness. He did not doubt Arman would help him, but he still felt overwhelmed, insignificant, and clueless as to what he would need to do.

Book: From Darkness Won by Jill Williamson, Marcher Lord Press, 2011
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 16+
Subjects: Faith in God, Trust in His plan, Love, friendship
Summary: Achan has accepted Arman fully and is putting his trust in Arman and His plans, but the evil is so strong, so prevalent. Darkness isn’t getting pushed back, but rather, it’s growing. Vrell has fled, relying on her pride and trusting her fears rather than Arman or Achan and his love. Now she’s in danger and Achan doesn’t even know where she is. The truth about his parents’ death is being revealed and Achan is facing an enemy more evil and more powerful than he realized.
Notes: This, the 3rd in the Blood of the Kings series focuses on Achan and the followers of Arman preparing for the battle and the battle itself. Achan has come to accept that He has to put his trust in Arman, but now has to take action on that faith. It’s the same with Vrell. She recognizes the wrong in her actions and has to repent and turn from them and start pursuing right choices. The first part of the book is her continuing to make the wrong choices that nearly lead to her demise. The second part of the book is her attempting to make right choices despite her stubborn nature. This book, like the last one, focuses a lot on the action, but the moments focusing on spiritual content are very well done, even challenging me as I read it.
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Peter 1:5-8 – For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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