Reviews tagged "explicitly christian"

 

The Year of the Warrior by Lars Walker

In this book, part of which was previously published under the title Erling’s Word, Aillil, an Irish slave brought to serve the Vikings around the year 1000 A.D., tells the story of his years of service in Norway. Aillil was a failure as a monk, but suddenly he finds his freedom — not to mention […]

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Tahn by L. A. Kelly

Tahn starts off right in the middle of the action as the hardened assassin Tahn Dorn scales castle walls to kidnap Lady Netta Trillet, whose husband he murdered several years ago. But this time his purpose is far different: to save Netta from an impending attack on the castle. Sickened by his life, Tahn is […]

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Dream Thief by Stephen Lawhead

In the space station Gotham, stationed a shuttle’s travel from Earth, Spencer Reston is having strange and disturbing dreams. His quest to discover the source and meaning of his nightmares eventually takes him to both Mars and Earth, and leads him to encounters with ancient aliens, the remote reaches of India, and a final confrontation […]

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Beyond the Summerland by L. B. Graham

Where do all these authors get reviewers’ quotes putting them in the same league as Tolkien? I guess it’s just the popular thing to do these days. In any case, in spite of having acquired a couple of these quotes for its back cover, Beyond the Summerland isn’t Tolkien. That said, it’s not horrible, either. […]

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Shadowmancer by G. P. Taylor

This book should have been a movie. The story of spiritual warfare, kids versus demons, is told in a very cinematic style, and the author’s jumping between perspectives would perhaps have worked better on film. And if it had been a film, I wouldn’t have had to suffer through 275 pages of some of the […]

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Dragonspell by Donita Paul

Kale has been a slave all her life in the remote town of River Away on the island of Amara. Then she discovers a dragon egg, and she is sent to the large city of Vendela to join the service of Paladin. But things don’t turn out exactly as she’d planned, and she finds herself […]

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Sky Songs by Steve Stanton

“Not since the days of Nostradamus has a collection such as this been offered to the reading public,” declares the foreword to Sky Songs; and while the claim is perhaps overblown, there are certainly some interesting and original ideas presented in this anthology of Christian fantasy and science fiction. Alas, the execution is severely lacking; […]

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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter J. Miller

The post-nuclear holocaust story is a venerable cliche in science fiction. Nevertheless, there is nothing wrong with the idea per se, as A Canticle for Leibowitz triumphantly proves. After the death of civilization in nuclear war, an ex-physicist named Leibowitz founded an order to preserve the remnants of knowledge. The novel follows the story of […]

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Niamh and the Hermit by Emily Snyder

Princess Niamh is beautiful — so beautiful, in fact, that men are driven mad by her beauty. Her parents, hearing of the mysterious Hermit (who is said to be a man part lion, part eagle), believe that he may be able to withstand their daughter’s deadly beauty and marry her; during the Hermit’s journey to […]

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The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis

Lewis is of course one of the greatest Christian authors and apologists of the twentieth century; it goes without saying that his works earn high moral recommendations. The Space Trilogy — Out of the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength — deserves every bit as much praise as any of his other fictional works. […]

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