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Rise of the Dibor: The White Lion Chronicles, Book I Paperback – October 24, 2011
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“[This is] for fantasy fans who enjoy “Narnia-style” adventures filled with new worlds, a host of unusual characters, invented dialects, and epic battles.” -Aspiring Retail "If the legend of King Arthur were ever to meet with Lord of the Rings then the title would be Rise of The Dibor…A gripping allegory for all ages." -Graham P. Taylor; New York Times best selling author of Shadowmancer and Wormwood ] “…a new and different realm, taking readers into places most imaginations have never even thought to enter.” -Fort Drum Blizzard, New York “...a phenomenal debut novel. Sparks of creative genius: everywhere! Mr. Hopper's worldbuilding skills are wonderful. A story worth hearing… This is not light fantasy. It is multilayered TRUE fantasy.” -Wayne Thomas Batson, Bestselling Author of The Door Within Trilogy --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Because we have no knowledge of how things would have turned out if Eve was not tempted and did not give into the serpent's charm/deception, this book presents a compelling tale of how history could have unfolded on earth, if mankind were able to walk with the Great Creator for a longer period of time.
The book also presents the question of, if Eve had resisted the serpent's temptation, would another incident involving Lucifer (the Serpent) have cropped up at a later date to corrupt or tempt man away from the presence of God the Creator, as it did in the kingdom of Dionia?
This inspirational novel will have the reader questioning the nature and history of creation, the Creator, and the outside forces (banished angels) at work trying to bring about a different way of thinking; A way of thinking that enables man to survive and thrive away from the presence of the Great God. Just like in our lives and our earthly reality, the inhabitants of Dionia must rely on faith in order to walk/live an upright path in the presence of the Great Creator.
Why must man fight to keep Evil at bay? How can Evil have such strong power over creation and how history unfolds? Why does it only take one small act (slip-up) on the part of Mankind to eliminate (permanently alter) the special relationship with the Creator and all of creation? Would God have created Mankind if he knew they were too weak to resist temptation, but strong enough to survive on their own, outside of his presence and grace? These questions apply equally to the lives of people here on earth as well as to the peoples in the fictional world of Dionia, inside the novel.
Rise of the Dibor (The White Lion Chronicles Book I), by Christopher Hopper presents a wonderful story that encourages the serious reader, to question their own personal inspirational aspirations, and beliefs. In my personal opinion, not a lot of books take the reader to this level of thought, so I give this brilliant book a rating of five stars.
How I choose my star ratings:
1 = Groaner. Probably didn't even finish it.
2 = Yawner. Poorly written or weak story.
3 = Recliner. Sat back in my cozy chair and enjoyed the read.
4 = Page Turner. Hard to put down. Well-written cohesive story.
5 = Keeper. A story that stays with me. Excellent reference material.
I love the storyline. What would our world have been like if Adam had not sinned? Of course in reality if he hadn't done it one of his kids would have. But in this book no one had sinned fore a very long time. Christopher does such an excellent job telling the story it all makes perfect sense. In fact the entire book not only makes sense it is borderline brilliant. The thought that went into the world that Christopher created is astronomical. I only found one loophole and it was so unimportant that I can't remember what it was.
The spiritual parallels to the Christian walk are endless although the overall book is not an allegory. As their world slowly falls apart due to demonic attack and influence I see not death and destruction but our world as it one day will become, better then there's was at the start. What a glorious day that will be!
The book starts off slow so give it time. When one is expecting an exciting tale and gets a sweet drama it's a bit of an alarm but the writing is so good and the story flows so well it doesn't matter. Fret not, if you're looking for an adventure you'll get one.
Now on to book two. Great job Christopher! I heard you had another book in the works. Please don't allow such a wonderful gift fall along the wayside. Keep writing. PS I agree, Stephen Lawhead's The Song of Albion will make a reader out of just about anyone.
1 Star = Pathetic
2 Stars = Fair
3 Stars = Good
4 Stars = Excellent
5 Stars = Life changing
For those who give me a negative vote on my review please comment and let me know why. I'd like to improve my reviews so they can be helpful to those who read them. Please understand I choose not to give a synopsis of the book because it's already given at the top of the home page. I find in doing so too many reviewers give away too much of the plot. Thank you.
The books that have experienced such welcome have elaborate settings. An academy of wizards. A land starting past the lamppost. Hopper's masterpiece doesn't lack such a world; it's the part that stood out to me most.
Hopper's world isn't Greek, Roman, or Celtic; it's a culture altogether new. The men are touch and strong like Vikings, but have elegant architecture and more that seem Athenian. One moment we're in the highlands, but the next in Victorian Era farms. It's a beautiful place to imagine.
Hopper said that he never made Dionia. He only discovered it. Then God had created another masterpiece; a new world of vibrance and depth.