Two Renegade Realms

Sunday, November 2, 2014
The violence that followed was hard to watch. The drawings Canton had made with the pens they found in the ruins should have prepared her, but she found the Lymen invaders hideous. The large green men hoisted themselves out of the plant-like pods they traveled in, then attached the vessels to their backs. Whether the bulk was lightweight or the Lymen were immensely strong, the ships did not encumber the Lymen one bit. The invaders stood on two legs with a vine tail they often used as a third arm. Their arms resembled huge leaves, the one edge had teeth, must like a saw, and they ripped through wood and people with ease.

Book: Two Renegade Realms - eBook by Donita K. Paul, Zondervan Publishers, 2014
63854EB: Two Renegade Realms - eBook

Genre: Fantasy
Target Audience: Boys and Girls 13+
Subjects: Trust in God, Prayer
Summary: With the explosion, some of the enemies on the council are dead, but the leader of the movement to destroy the very people they are pledged to protect is still alive and has more plans for destruction. That’s not the most urgent of their troubles though. The most urgent is two planets that only come around every thousand years or so. And always cause trouble when they do. The biggest challenge is that they have developed vehicles to go between realms – negating the needs for Premin’s Realm Walkers and Portrals. Those who live on these renegade planets are completely evil, willing to utterly destroy, gorging themselves on all in their path. They must be stopped before they can land their ships. Cantor, Bixby, their dragons, Dukmee and some new friends are Primen’s chosen warriors to stop the invasion. That’s assuming they can free all the imprisoned, convince the wilder dragons, heal the sick and inured, find the missing books and maps, interpret the puzzles left by the ancients…
Notes: The second in the Realm Walkers series, Two Renegade Realms continues the story of the world with Primen representing the Ultimate Being, Primen Warriors as angel type figures, realm walkers as the ones supposed to protect and help the people and the council as the ones supposed to lead and guide the realm walkers in protecting the people. This story focuses on following Primen as best as you can with what He has given you. A “right hand man”, seeming to represent a prophet like Elijah is introduced in this story. He is given large amounts of information directly from Primen, but not all details. He is still expected to make decisions and live in the world without being omnipotent – something that is frustrating to the others at various times. Overall, the spiritual element isn’t so much one big issue as it is merely modeling characters who are walking closely with God – who have devoted their entire lives to following God.
There is also the start of a development of Cantor trying to avoid dealing with his emotions. It is a thread not finished in this book, but he seems to be unwilling to get involved in a relationship, entangling his emotions.
Of note, there is one page where I would recommend younger readers skip. It gives a very horrific detailed description of the violence of the enemy from the renegade planets. Most of the book is light hearted even in the midst of trouble and difficulty, but page 361 contains too much detail of violence that doesn’t fit with the rest of the author’s writing style.
Spiritual Content Recommendation Scale: 4/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

Isaiah 55:9 " – As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Thank you to the publishers for providing me with a free review copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.


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