Wednesday, October 20, 2010
An author worthy of the cause
Hello faithful blog readers!! And--not so faithful ones ;)
Tonight I'd like to take just a moment to bring something to your attention. Just this evening, after starting it yesterday, I finished the new book on the block, Kestrel's Midnight Song. I quite honestly wasn't sure what I was getting myself into or what it would be like. But in reading it I found a fantasy pillar. I can honestly say I found absolutely nothing objectionable in the entire novel. Absolutely nothing that I would feel the need to caution someone on. And I can also honestly say that the action and humor in the story made it an instant spot on my crowded book shelf. It was so fresh! I rarely get to read good ol' fantasy anymore, everyone wants to have the most complex plot with the freakiest creatures and romance plot to get the Amish Romance readers to buy in ;). Not to say that the Aegre bird isn't freaky..It's just freaky awesome. But this book, took the high road, pure fantasy.
This book was superb without trying to be another LOTRs. It was gripping without trying to be a thriller. And it was heart warming without being a book of warm fuzzies. Especially for a short-ish length book, I bonded really well with both Robbyn and Micah. Sometimes I finish a book and can't even remember character names, not so with this one!
Also, it showed redemption in it's truest form. Simply put, this book was a masterpiece from a Christian author I will hope to buy books from time and time again.
Keep up the good work Jacob, don't sacrifice content for readership, keep centered on God, and last but not least ;) Keep that easy going attitude I saw at the party, you're an inspiration to us all. Keep playing your writing song for God.