Swords Of The Six

Monday, July 16, 2012
Stretching his neck, the dragon nuzzled the smallest egg. I have poured all of my energy into this undertaking,” he said softly, turning his pink eyes toward the other five. “Each of these eggs holds one of my offspring. And one of my offspring has the power within her to bring about the wizard’s end, though not through war, nor by her own hand. Her role is vital. She will be special.

Book: Swords Of The Six by Scott Appleton, Living Ink Books, 2011

Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13+
Subjects: Betrayal, Love, Sacrifice, Good vs. Evil
Summary: The prince and his followers have been destroyed – by their own top warriors. The Albino Dragon prophet sets a plan in motion to bring hope again. Hatching six eggs, he raises his six daughters, blood of dragon, and form of human, to be rescuers of mankind. Living among men has its rewards, but also its challenges. A great sacrifice will be required of any of them who wish to love, but from this love and sacrifice can come even greater hope. Each daughter of the dragon has a choice to make: stay safe and alive, but alone, or risk love and face the sacrifice that must come from it.
Notes: This is the first 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

John 15:13 – Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.


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