Maddy Nichols keeps dreaming of Princess Annison, and as the princess implores her to come and help her, Maddy promises that she will and every time she wakes up. Maddy is playing hide and seek one day when she realizes that she is no longer under the porch, or even in Odyssey. She, somehow, has ended up in a strange country called Marus. Maddy must help Annison and the "Old Faith" followers as there is a plot to wipe them out by the king's evil chancellor, Lord Hector. Will Annison give up her life to save her kingdom and her people?
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Customer Reviews for Adventures in Odyssey Passages™ Series #3: Annison's Risk
Review 1 for Adventures in Odyssey Passages™ Series #3: Annison's Risk
The beginning of the book has a note to parents from Focus on the Family which states in part " [This] series has been designed to retell Bible stories in such a new and creative way that young readers will be able to experience them as if for the first time. [...] Because familiarity can dull the impact of an oft told tale. By "dressing up" the biblical stories in a new set of "clothes", we hope to release their inherent power in new ways ... and change young lives in the process."
This book absolutely succeeds in the above statement. Not only is the story of Esther retold in a different setting (the fictional land of Marus), but contextual information and ideas are given in a way similar to a Biblical commentary. The point is made that the story of Esther is not so much a fairy tale about a Queen and a King who ultimately live happily ever after, but about the struggle between ideas and those who wield them.
This book is well written, especially for children's literature. The back cover recommends it for ages 10 and up, but I would lower that age to 8 if the child is an advanced reader. Most importantly, Parents choosing this book for their children should make sure to discuss the differences between the novel and the Biblical account of Esther. Some details may get muddied. Otherwise this is a great read I would recommend in a heart beat.
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Review 2 for Adventures in Odyssey Passages™ Series #3: Annison's Risk
Annison's Risk is the third book in the Passages series. It's the retelling of Esther. I loved this because it made the Bible story new and exciting for someone who heard it before. It also has some familiar characters if your a fan of the radio series, Adventures in Odyssey.