“As ya know, when Adam and Eve were banished from Paradise, God had an angel stand guard at the entrance with a flamin’ sword. No one could return to the garden after that… and nothin’ could leave, either.” She released her grip and sat back. “Well, when it came time for Noah and the Great Flood, the Creator gave special consideration to the creatures inhabitin’ that particular patch o’ land. Before the flood commenced, He relocated them below ground. Somewhere ’tween the earth’s crust and the watery depths lay vast areas that are a safe dwellin’ for those special bein’s.” —Heather L.L. FitzGerald. The Tethered World (Kindle Locations 621-626). Mountain Brook Ink.
It was easy to suspend disbelief and get into the story. It’s quite funny. I haven’t chuckled over a good book in a while. The story moved right along, the action is suspenseful, the characters are enjoyable. The good guys are actually good. The bad guys are nasty but relatable. All in all, it’s excellent entertainment.
Spiritually, it’s two-star
Though the book feels it is filled with believers, there’s no savior, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit. So, even though it feels like a Christian book, it’s not. It drops it from redemptive to just entertainment.
However, it is very entertaining. Heather gave me a review copy with no strings. I genuinely enjoyed the book, a lot. The spiritual level is sad, but worse, it’s the normal for Christian fiction in the new millennium. Though Guy Stanton’s Water Wars series used a similar premise, in his case, the heroes and heroines feel a call to make disciples in the lower world. So, I know it can be done—extremely well.