The future of Noah and the remnant of faith are uncertain at best. Atlan has fallen under the evil influence of Zorin, but the Gardner of Eden has other designs. He commissions Zorin's brother, Rhone, to take back Atlan. There will be great obstacles to overcome - some that surpass human strength and understanding. And some that even reach beyond the forces of evil, threatening the very heart of human love and hope.Enter into author Doug Hirt's fascinating world as he cuts through the mist of history and myth, creating a poignant tale of antediluvian culture, complete with biblical history, angels, and sheer literary magic!More
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Keeps geeting better.
- Amazon Customer
Very Enjoyable Read
I'm about half way through the second book and I am enjoying it very much. This narrator is really very good. I have just a few minor annoyances. One of them is that the voice for Rone sounds like a bad John Wayne imitation at times and one the little people's voices reminds me of GEICO's gecko, but overall the narration is so much better than the one on the first book, there's really nothing to complain about.The story is thought provoking, intriguing and inspiring.
I find the fantasy world (thought it might be closer to reality than one might guess) well thought out and coherent. It matches some of the pre-flood theories that I read and is presented in a way that a non-believer would find easy to accept. As fantasy goes, it ranks up there with some of the best in this regards.I find the presentation of the gospel (yes it comes from an unapologetic Christian viewpoint) done in an unoffensive and natural way, free of any of the "preachiness" that I have seen in other Christian fiction. Though the gospel story is presented in a much more straightforward manner than what you would find in Lewis or Tolkien, it still retains a lot of the fascinating elements of fantasy (moonlights, friendly dragons, a race of tiny people, communicating with animals, etc. eg.) mixed in with the theology.The characters are well developed and likable.
The action moves well and I am looking forward to seeing how it all is resolved. I do have some questions on how well things will be tied up, knowing that all of mankind will be destroyed in the flood during Noah's lifetime. That means most of the sympathetic characters will have to die before that happens. I hope the author gives a satisfying explanation of what happens to all of the "good" characters before the great flood occurs.
If you have any doubts about buying the book, I'd say go ahead, I don't think you will be disappointed, thought you might want to buy the first one in print to save yourself the drudgery of the narration.