When I started reading, I was instantly impressed with Stanton's writing style. It is not overly descriptive (as some author's are), but it is well constructed yet simple in itsexecution. I remember stopping my reading, being stunned at how beautiful his writing style is. Stanton is a master atadding depth to his characters. It is a hallmark of a talented writerwho provokes emotions in you where you relate to those in distress andwant to protect them.Stanton is also a master of describing the richness and complexity of the different environments of this novel, such as The Valley Lands, the Plains of Zoar and TheAttorgron Forests. But on the whole, Stanton succeeds in transportingthe reader to this world, and it is this as well as what I have outlined above that is all absorbing and enthralling. So many times, I was notaware of my surroundings and nearly missed my train station! You candefinitely become part of this world and not want to return to reality.
If there is one thingthat Stanton really shines in is the spiritual
elements. This book and I presume the entire series is very God and bible focused, and that isone of the strengths of this series. Stanton has depicted God as notonly as he has experienced Him in his life but also as the God of theBible. There does not appear to be any difference between the two.
There is so much more in this epic andenthralling novel that it did not surprise me to think that there couldbe a study guide to accompany this work to enable the reader to get thebest out of the many and varied Christian themes that I am sure readerscould apply to their lives.
Continuing in this series is to be in a reader'sheaven!!
Peter Younghusband of Christian Fiction Review Guru
About the Author
I’m a dreamer, a poet, a lover, a husband, a father, and a man of God. I’m inspired by what I’ve seen and what I’ve read, but what I create with my words is where I dream. I pray for inspiration, and I enjoy what I have written just as I hope that others will as well. I’m a quiet man on the outside, but writing has become the playground of my soul to express itself in the grandeur of the created worlds and tales that I have been fortunate enough to dream of. The best way to find out more about me is to read my books. I write from the heart and I express both my shortcomings and my triumphs. I like to think of my writing as 'Reality Fiction'. I tell it like I see it. Life is short and the troubles many, but with faith in Jesus Christ all things have become possible to me. I may write 'make believe', but I strive to live out what I write. I enjoy my work and I hope you do too. Have a blessed time reading my imaginative thoughts. Sincerely, Guy III