Saturday, December 31, 2011

I’m trapped. Trapped in hell and turning Scab while these insane Forest Dwellers try to convince me the inevitable won’t happen.

Book: Elyon by Ted Dekker, Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2008
Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys 15+
Subjects: Destiny, Leadership, Faithfulness, Love, Betrayal, Sacrifice
Summary: The battle for control of Johnis’ mind continues with Silvie and Shadea both wanting it. Marak continues to battle between his conscience and his orders and his attraction to this feisty, troublesome female who has chosen to stand by him no matter what. Shadea continues to struggle to take out her enemy. And Darsal, foolish Darsal who has chosen to love the enemy, just wants them all to drown!
Notes: This is the sixth and last in the companion series to the Circle series. These books take place within a certain part of the Circle series with some of the same characters and settings but with different main characters and their story and adventures. The series has beautiful allegorical elements, but also a lot of violence. In some places it gets perhaps a bit too descriptive for younger readers. In this book Johnis continues to face the issue of seduction as Shadea uses seduction to convince Johnis to do her will. Darsal continues to face the challenge of being asked to love the enemy. More than any of the others in the series, this one feels like a continuance of the last adventure rather than a new one. Therefore the issues they struggle with are the same.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


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