am 26. Dezember 2013
Ich bin ein Vielleser und habe hohe Ansprüche. Fantasie und historische Romane gefallen mir selten, da die Autoren zu viele Worte brauchen, um die Welt, in der ihre Geschichte stattfindet, zu beschreiben.
Hier wurde ich sofort in die Handlung und die andere Welt gezogen, konnte entspannen und genießen, und es fehlt auch nicht der Schuss Humor, der für mich das Sahnehäubchen ist.
am 7. Februar 2014
To be honest, I couldn't decide if I like the book or not.
It is well written, interesting, has a good story telling. It's a good fantasy book.
But the thing I had a problem with was that I couldn't decide if it was good for me as a Christian to read it or not.
The thing is, normally, with fantasy books, you seperate them completely from your every day life, because they are unreal and- yes, fantasy.
But with this book it's fantasy mixed with biblical knowledge, and that can be dangerous. I'm afraid it can confuse the reader to believe that it was like that in biblical times. But the truth is, we don't know. Some things in the book are from the bible, some are just fantasy.
In conclusion, I just want to warn you to be careful about it. Discern carefully between fantasy and biblical truth and you will profit by reading this book. I for example liked to read about the personal relationship and the way of communication between God and his prophet. I also liked and found it helpful, that there are bible study questions at the end of the book, because it helps newly-reborn-christians and people who don't know the bible so well to discern what was fantasy and what not.
All in all, a good book to read!