Quest For Celestia

Monday, July 30, 2012

And so, on the day after my seventeenth birthday, carrying a forbidden book and leading my friend to a land no one believed in to be healed of a disease no one thought we had, I took one last look at Abaddon, and we started on our journey toward the mountains.

Book: Quest For Celestia by Steven James, Living Ink Books, 2012
Genre: Allegory
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 12+
Subjects: Salvation, Faith, Truth, Love, The Christian Walk
Summary: “So it is a wizard”. And thus begins the journey of Kadin. A man he believes to be a wizard appears and gives him a forbidden Book of Blood. He tries to get rid of it, tries to ignore it, but finally reads it and learns the truth about himself and the people around him. The truth forces him to go on a journey, seeking Celestia, the home of King Kiral. A young woman joins him on his journey. They face many dangers and time and time again have to decide whether or not to stick to the truth found in the Book of Blood of try another way to Celestia.
Notes: As you’ve probably guessed from the summary, this is a re-telling of Pilgrim’s Progress, a classic allegory of the Christian life. This one is geared towards teenagers with fantasy elements that will appeal to the generation of it’s publication time. It details how Kadin first learns that he has a problem (Sin), how everyone around him is blind to the problem, how suspicious his friends and family are of his seeking Celestia (Heaven) and reading the Book of Blood (The Bible), how the King (God) removes his problem (Sin), how he starts on his journey to Celestia (The Christian Walk), how others lead him astray, how the Baron (Satan) will stop at nothing to destroy him and get his companion back and many more allegories. I highly recommend this!
Recommendation Scale: 5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Hebrews 12:1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.


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