Conviction: The Legacy Chronicles Book 1.5 Kindle Edition
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- File size : 4213 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B07FB5LBVF
- Print length : 222 pages
- Publication date : September 7, 2018
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 173099394X
- Lending : Enabled
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- #2,054 in Christian Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #2,994 in Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy (Kindle Store)
- #3,323 in Christian Fantasy (Books)
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Salisbury’s world building is spot on. The alien landscape of U’du and the otherworldliness of the Esarelians are painted in just a few strokes and yet that sense of other permeates the story. The living conditions of the slaves are harsh and still life goes on and hope is not lost.
The main flow of the story from Courage is given a backseat in Conviction but still kept alive in the reader’s mind through the brief passages pulling that thread through bit by bit. This is a well-written, enjoyable read.
Conviction picks up almost immediately where Courage leaves off, so I would definitely recommend reading book one first. This is not one of those series where you could easily jump into the story in the middle, you’d be a touch confused 😉
I’m not the least bit ashamed to say that Than was my favorite character in Courage so I’m so glad that he has the spotlight in Conviction! Even though this is a retelling of Moses in the Bible, and it has those very obvious aspects, Conviction branches off into it’s own story that is most definitely a romance. I love Than and Menali’s relationship, and the pace of it. It’s not rushed into with fire and fury but it’s not agonizing with suspense either.
The story is gripping, adventurous, and I really just enjoyed it! Especially since it’s clean. There are some religious themes to the book (obviously, it’s a retelling of a Bible story) but I didn’t think it was overly “Christianized” or pushy in any way. It was mainly just a clean, refreshing read.
So overall, I enjoyed Conviction just as much as I enjoyed Courage and give it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars!
I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
This is a Literature Approved (.com) Review.
Although fictional, these two are a wonderful example of God working in each person’s life to prepare them for a future together. At first glance, Than and Menali are irreconcilably different. As you learn more about their background and mindset, though, their compatibility is revealed. The road isn’t easy, but nothing can stand in the way of God’s plans, not even the people involved. As they and their community respond to tragedy and increasingly harsh conditions in the wake of a failed resistance attack, each person must choose whether they will lean on God and their neighbors for support, or isolate themselves in order to avoid potential suspicion by their oppressors.
While romance and personal development are the main focus of Conviction, there is still plenty of action as well. The resistance is still alive and planning missions despite being recently beaten down. The protagonists from the first book pop in and out from time to time, keeping us updated on their suspense-filled lives as well. Justice, the human condition, and space aliens are all prominent features of the series.
There is definitely no sophomore slump here. I thoroughly enjoyed Conviction, perhaps even more than Courage. I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys science fiction, action/adventure, unconventional romance settings, creative retellings of Bible stories, or fiction with Christian themes.