- File Size: 2559 KB
- Print Length: 409 pages
- Publisher: Love2ReadLove2Write Publishing, LLC; 1 edition (September 19, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 19, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075FG3M2Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,085,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There’s great world-building that explores diverse religions, male-female relationships, politics, and culture. World-building is probably what I love most about speculative fiction from Gulliver’s Travels to modern dystopians. Alara’s Call delivers, immersing the reader into a rich story world where each nation has a distinct culture.
Another aspect of Alara’s Call that I loved were the religious details of the book. Telshan is clearly meant to evoke Christianity and yet challenge tradition. There is a triune god but one with female aspects. Because it’s a fictional story world, it doesn’t come across as a mockery but as an honest interpretation of the Trinity. Alara is a curate who receives visions of the future. That she’s a religious leader and prophetess highlights a strong feminist message and yet features male characters who are equally wise and devout. With this, the overall message is one of obedience, faith, trust, and hope.
The final reason I loved Alara’s Call is the cast of characters. Not only is Alara as strong heroine, Dorrel is a well-developed hero who provides a fitting complement to Alara. The supporting characters are equally endearing from Alara’s oily politician father and socialite mother to the scheming villains, each character is more than a cardboard cutout. Alara’s brother, Camrun is my favorite of the minor characters, and the aged Jentierri provides some hilarious asides.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book*
I enjoy fantasy, and am used to strange names, however, I was often confused as to who was who. But in the back of the book there's a glossary. I wish I had realized that in the beginning, because it would have helped. But I got caught up into the plot and I cared about Alara and Dorrell. And I was so happy they were able to get married and not be separated and trying to get together throughout the whole series.
Like some other reviewers, I wasn't too sure of part of the Triune God being feminine, but it wasn't a big focus in the story, and the author explained her reason for doing it, which I was fine with. It's fiction, after all, so anything can be true, right?
All in all, I liked the story and cared for the characters. Looking forward to the next part of the story!
At first, I was put off by females in the Trinity, but unlike The Shack, the three Perrsons adhere to Biblical precepts. Since this is fantasy, the theology characters were acceptable. And Stieffen does a great job of witnessing for Christ without being preachy. Alara, the main character, does preach, though. She’s a pastor and a prophet.
I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
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