Monday, July 16, 2012
“The time has come for me to take my place among the dragon’s daughters. Father is sending the Warrioresses into the southern desert to find a creature that raided our border towns. It is the mission that I was born to begin, Specter. I know it in the deepest reaches of my soul.”

Book: Offspring by Scott Appleton, Living Ink Books, 2011

Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13+
Subjects: Love, Good vs. Evil, Sacrifice
Summary: The daughter Dantress scarified her life to give is now grown and has discovered much of her abilities and powers. When the land is threatened by dangerous creatures, Ildefo does battle in one area and sends his sister-in-laws to another, not knowing that his beloved daughter is joining them. Oganna’s time to prove herself has come, but will she withstand the dangers that await her?
Notes: This is the second in a fantasy series about the offspring of a great dragon-prophet and how they attempt to bring help and hope to a world suffering from the betrayal of its greatest warriors. The spiritual elements are tricky. Sometimes it seems like the Albino dragon is the ultimate being. He’s “always there, never leaving his daughters alone”. He “created” the ones who are bringing the hope of mankind. He’s from a different realm, somehow separate from everything else. He’s so powerful that the enemy can’t seem to do any harm to him. And yet he refers to a Creator. But the help for characters seems to come from him or other characters, not a Creator. There is reference to a coming savior, but since I’m only as far as book 3, it’s unclear who that will be – human or ultimate being. There are certainly the themes of good vs. evil and sacrifice for love running through all the books which are spiritual themes. However, for the overall big picture, it seems the series needs to be complete or at least farther than book 3, to understand it.
Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Esther 4:14 – And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”


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