From the back cover: An epic battle to decide to whom the kingdom, the power, and the glory belong...
Enemy forces are advancing on Basileia. The Kingdom is also at peril from within. The cities are warring against each other, and the families are not following in the ways of the High King. All hope will be lost...unless young Prince Aramoth can lead his people not only to victory, but to repentance.
There were a few down sides to this book that I want to talk about before I get to what I liked about it. The Tiphereth Trilogy could have used some revisions, especially the first two or three chapters. Katie drops you into an exciting adventure without really explaining who the characters are.
This tale is an allegory, and parts are well done, while others are a little preachy. Most of the parts that I found preachy I have to admit were, at the same time, faith building moments, so isn’t all bad. I think the moments that I had the biggest trouble with were the parts where she took on slang and TV. However, especially as a family read, I can see this opening up some great discussions.
With all that said, there were some very positive parts of this book. It is a great adventure book. Boys and girls will love the battles and non-stop action. Young people battle evil alongside the adults. Even the female characters get in on the action while maintaining their femininity.
This book was an allegory about our lives and times, and reclaiming it for God. I thought Katie did a good job of portraying that. There is no doubt that family values and high standards are under attack in this day in age. This book serves as a reminder to stand firm and to fight for what you believe in.
If you are looking for non-magical fantasy, a book the supports your conservative Christian beliefs, a fun as well as faith building read, or a safe book to give to an avid reader, The Tiphereth Trilogy is for you.
I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.
This was a pretty good book. Granted, it was a little "preachy" as you said a couple of times and the writing style was nice but needed improvement - which, no doubt, will come with age. It reminded me of my first few books. ;) Very well done review.ReplyDelete
Thank you Elanie. I am glad you think I did a good job.ReplyDelete