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The Babylonian (The Eyes of Nimrod Chronicles) (Volume 1) Paperback – August 5, 2014
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I wrote that a couple years ago, and, by and large, I still stand by it. This book stands apart, belongs to an entirely different category. I hate to even call it Christian fiction because of what that usually entails. I devoured this book. It brought the ancient world to life in my mind, illuminated Bible passages I had read a thousand times before in a whole new way. There is a complexity to this book that is rare in any genre: fantastic subplots, mysterious backstories, and tremendous character developement. The author successfully avoided one of the hallmarks of lousy literature: self-projection. This is not a person trying to cast themselves in a story, it introduces you to a character who is flawed, captivating, and above all believable.
What impressed me most (as with all the best historical novels) was the ability to surprise the reader when writing about a known historical sequence of events. I was kept on my toes the whole time, and (trying to avoid spoilers!) the combination of plot resolution with cliffhanging elements was thoroughly enjoyable.
Get it, read it, share it, you won't be disappointed. Great ride, great read!