Guy Stanton new Blacksmith’s Daughter —his most recent novel— is a delight. He has gone through some unspecified rough times for several years, but the Lord has brought him out the other side in good shape. I’m so pleased that he is writing again.
The Blacksmith’s Daughter takes place in a dystopian future which seems absurd when you read the timeline. But within the book the suspension of disbelief takes place effortlessly. That’s one of Guy’s gifts as a novelist.
Guy Stanton new Blacksmith’s Daughter —his most recent novel— is a delight
The description: The year 2147….
There are no more cities. Little hope is left for those who have survived an Artificial Intelligence takeover of the world.
In the beginning of the pairing of man with the work of his hands it was viewed as an essential step in the advancement of the species into a new era of intellectual superiority over nature. The reality for those that have survived the mistakes that followed is that of a species that is only half what it once was, as there are virtually no men left alive. Those that remain are hunted.
This is the story of the women pressed to the brink of extinction by the rebellious mind of a spirit bent on humanity’s destruction and the replacement of the image of man with its own. Can women survive a spirit that harbors no desire for them and if they can – are there any men left that can lead them into a new generation?
How can this work?
There are still a few righteous believers, and even some bibles. God has not changed. Jesus is still the Messiah. He’s still laughing at the enemy. All of it works out with joy, inspiration, and even edification. It’s a modern, punchy, quick read. It took me a bit over two hours to read. But it was a joy. I highly recommend it. But I would read it before your children do. For, there will be questions.