Premise; The continuation of the Sword of the Dragon Saga. Book 1 is “Swords of the Six”.
Oddly, the only Christian fantasy books I really seem to find in Christian bookstores are the Narnia books by CS Lewis. Sadly, most other Christian fantasy writers are very hard to find, especially ones that are for older readers such as myself. (When I say older I mean older than the age of 17. ) If you’re over the age of 17, and are looking for a more mature Christian fantasy novel, then check out Scott Appleton.
The characters in the novel are deep, unlike with a lot of novels on the market right now. The characters are realistic, and it was as if the author actually interviewed his characters as he was writing the novel. Kind of reminded me of old friends, sitting next to you and telling you their story. The characters are just one of the many things that makes this novel great.
The plot of this novel is a lot more intricate than the first novel. The story is bigger and more epic in scope, whereas the first book was structured more as a fairytale. The action & suspense never lets up. It is a hybrid style between the action packed cinematic writing of R.A Salvatore, and the morality of J.R.R. Tolkien. Perfect for sitting in the living room and reading after a hard day at work. The story may be considered Christian, but the story would appeal to anyone who loves a great fantasy book well told. I don’t want to spoil the story!
I believe we have another great fantasy writer in the making. Do yourself a favor and pick up a Scott Appleton book! Overall, I give this book 5 stars out of 5!
Note: This book was sent to me to read by the author Scott Appleton and his publisher AMG. And the manuscript may have changes, since my copy was an ARC.