This is a Christian fantasy worth reading. I could hardly put it down. But, I’m certainly glad I did not see the covers at a size large enough to understand. It may be marketed as a YA Fantasy, but it is a much better story than that. The scruffy American teenagers shown on the covers do not even hint at the scope of the tale within the books.
The trials of a stray thrust into leadership & a noblewoman given a dose of reality are placed in a context which reveals our longings
The ages of the hero and heroine are very misleading for Americans today, for most teenagers would be ill-equipped and unable to handle the pressures of the reality in which these young people find themselves. In general we do not expect much from our teenagers, so we don’t get much. However, it is a call to greatness that needs to be told to our young adults. In an age without true heroes, it’s sad we need to turn to fiction to find them.
The mentoring and training for leadership within the expectations of a culture of faith is almost nonexistent in America of the 21st century. This level of character development and personal growth should be the normal expectation of young adults in our churches today. But sadly, it is not. We must turn to fiction for a glimpse of what we should be living. What a joy it would be if the leadership of the United States and the world were built on a foundation and expectation of a faith like this.
The need for a righteous king is readily apparent
This series of books touches something deep within me as I await the installation and coronation of my king and husband to be. What a day it will be! Come quickly, Lord Jesus.