Here comes the Madhi, 12th Imam, Islam’s messiah. This speculative tale about the revealing of this man is tense and exciting. It’s believable. And it stops dead, before anything is resolved. I can understand why, but it’s very irritating.
Jeff Nesbit has done this to us before.
Jude is a similar book, and here is my entire review:
It’s not much Christian, but as a possible scenario for the Antichrist, it’s really good. It’s an excellent story with interesting characters well developed.
I can say exactly the same thing about Oil:
It’s not much Christian, but as a possible scenario for the Madhi, it’s really good. It’s an excellent story with interesting characters well developed.
The key is “It’s not much Christian.” There are a few vaguely Christian characters. At least we are told they are Christian, but there is no evidence of it in the book. The prophecy speculations are interesting, but they are really not talked about in either book.
But it’s going beyond irritation for me
We’re back into my common complaint of Reader Abuse! Both of these books are well-written, fun reads, but they are not books. In a very real way, they are both huge prologues to the real book Nesbit hasn’t figured out how to write yet. Well, he needs to get a grip! No one knows how it is going to play out.
However, this idea of starting an excellent book, getting the reader involved, and then dumping him or her well before it is finished without explanation or apology is very mean-spirited. Both Oil and Jude are exciting pilots for the real show, prologues for the real book, or something. But please don’t let your lack of imagination slap me in the face. At least tie up the rest of the story and then tell us that no one knows how it will turn out. But it will happen, in some shape or form.
Don’t waste your money!