Christian Urban Fantasy: The Kingdom – Here Be Dragons, Here Be Dreams by Joanne Rolston
This one’s hard to categorize. Joanne says it’s in the same genre as Pilgrim’s Progress—but not really. It’s hard to tell, as I have never actually met the author, but it seems at least semi-auto-biographic. But none of this genre speculation gets to the heart of the story.
A fun read? No, a blessing
It’s a compelling tale of a woman living through many bad choices, severe emotional abuse, and massive rejection into a close, blessed relationship with our King. It’s gritty, yet clean—dark, yet hopeful—frustrating, yet satisfying. I recommend this book.
Spiritually, this is 5-star work, spirit-filled
Yet, it is so realistic it almost hurts in places. This is not Camelot, but reality for many. In many ways, it is like being given the opportunity to read the private journal of the main character as she finds her way through the mess she was born into, which was further screwed up by her choices. She uses allegorical writing in the story to enable herself to grasp what the Lord is doing in her life. She is so hurt that parts are painful to read. But the Lord’s love and mercy never fail.
The King is good and gets her through to the transformation which results in healing and wholeness. If you like romances, this will be a joy to read—yet it is anything but fluff and predictability. You should read this one.
Proud of you mum