As a dedicated christian reader who also enjoys sci fi I am always on the lookout for books that combine both. Since this is not as popular a category as romance or self help I frequently go through long droughts with not much to read thats interesting. I am happy to report the drought has been broken with this latest series. The first book (The book of Names) did show some first time awkwardness but the author pulled out of it by the second half and this installment starts out strong and lives up to all the promise of the ending of the first. The series is aimed at older children and teens but still adult enjoyable.
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Book Of Names. It was in my Top 10 list for the year it came out. Somehow I missed getting this second book so when the chance for the third book came out I took it and went back and bought book two so I could read them in order. I'm so glad I did. This series is in the lines of Lord of the Rings as far as the epic feel goes for this tale of 4 brothers from earth crossing over to a different dimension and becoming legends in a fight between good and evil. Book two is an excellent continuation of the first book and each character is really brought to a new place of growth throughout the course of the book. As is the case in stories like this - there is a big cliffhanger and I was so glad I had book three sitting there ready to read! This whole series is a set to save.