I found an enjoyable relaxing read as Elvensty gives excellent Christian fiction — yay! Though I missed the redemptive and Spirit-filled aspects of the faith, the reality of Christian living shows through this seductive fantasy. I’m not talking about sex but the empathetic, telepathic, and sensory connection commonly seen in sci-fi of the sixties.
I’ve always found that extremely attractive. Complete telepathy draws me on a really deep level. Elvensty provides a lesser example of this. But, it remains compelling.
Elvensty gives excellent Christian fiction with a solid story
The characters reveal some complexity. The evil seems real in this fantasy world of wonder. The world building seems a bit thin. This is definitely not hard sci-fi. The complex solar system receives little examination.
The spiritual ruler of the world never appears, nor his demons. Spiritual warfare never makes an appearance. We see much nastiness—beyond the norm in some ways. But, the enemies are not spiritual.
Many people have gifts of power. The gifts given remain under the control of the character though they’re given by God—more like a talent than a spiritual gift. They can also be inherited. So, they’re fleshly attributes.
However, the walk of faith rings true even though, as mentioned, the new creation and moves of the Holy Spirit do not appear. It’s simply a natural part of their lives. So, we’ve been given enjoyable entertainment with a solid religious base. In this day and age, that’s exceptional.
The personal relationships uplift. I can foresee some powerful possible developments in book two. I’m looking forward to it. It could be a wonderful series.
You’ll enjoy the read…as will your children. In the midst of the Great Apostasy, that’s a good thing. They gave me a review copy, and I’m pleased with the opportunity to review a good book.
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