Twice before I have chosen to not review a book. The first time, the publisher agreed to release me from that obligation after sending a copy of the book. The next time, I was sent only a very small sample of the book and felt that I could not give a fair and complete review based on that sample. I notified the publisher that I would not be completing a review. However, I liked what I did see of the sample, purchased the book for myself and recently completed the review based on my now owning the complete book.
Once again I am choosing to prepare a less than complete review. Having read the first six chapters of the book, I have found it difficult to follow and appreciate. I will not be reading further. I did read the preceding book by the same author based upon the same characters and thesis, as well as a number of other of his books, but this current effort seems less inviting than those books.
The book is a fantasy - but unlike other Christian fantasies that I have read, it is difficult to discern the good and evil characters (at least within the brief part of the book I have read). I did not find myself drawn to support or encourage the characters as they presented themselves.
I may choose to finish the book at some future time, but for now, it is difficult for me to recommend this author’s current work to others. I am sure other’s opinions with differ from mine, and my opinion may differ if I finish the book; but for now ...
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.