This first book of the Fire Prophets series is epic high fantasy, though I would tend to call it lyric and even poetic at times. As you might know, I normally don’t like this stuff, but after a slightly slow start, Guy had me again. I was a bit put off throughout by the fanciful explanations, but most of the content has a solid Biblical basis, as usual.
I know that Perry Stone says the Jewish Rabbis he’s talked to tell how the animals talked with Adam and Eve until they were tossed out of the Garden. That makes sense to me.
Jesus was prophesied by John to baptize in the Holy Spirit and fire. I’ve had the Holy Spirit empowerment, and it’s wonderful. The fire, not so much. So, the stage is set and Guy ranges far and wide as his stories do. This one again is immense and amazing.
Fire Prophets does the difficult
It’s redemptive and spirit-filled in a strange land, unknown to us. That’s a difficult trick. It must be, because Guy has very little competition in the genre. Somehow, he can take the most outrageous world and make it real and True. That is a wonderful thing to read.
To say I eagerly await Guy’s next book is a vast understatement. It’s so bad, that if a new book doesn’t come as soon as I need one, I reread one of his older books. They are just as good the second or even third time through.
This one has some violence—most of it done to demons, giants, trolls, and the like. But it’s not gratuitous. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to a teen or slightly earlier. They’re going to need a brain however. Guy’s books engage your mind as well as your emotion and spirit. This is not brainless entertainment. This is superb storytelling. I’ve not found many who come close to matching his tales.
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