Christian speculative fiction book review: The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima
This is a fun read. It reminded me of the Venture Trilogy—without any spiritual side. An orphan is saved from himself by wise adults and mentors. This is almost an urban fantasy in another world with strong parallels to ours.
This is not Christian fiction
It’s good clean fiction written by a Christian author—a coming-of-age morality tale about a martial artist determined to save his sister from human traffickers. Annie gets us involved in her speculative world and the story is satisfying with many twists. The hero is flawed but betters himself by will power with strong, wise mentor encouragement.
Do I recommend the book? Yes, The Collar and the Cavvarach is a fun read. More than that, it is clean fun with an uplifting finish.
However, the spiritual vacancy left me less than satisfied. But that’s me. Annie doesn’t work for me, and the content of her tale is between her and her Lord. She gave me a copy of the book for an honest review.