A dark power is at work, intent on gaining complete control of the Cradleland – the birthplace of the still young world. All that stands in the Power’s way is one troublesome line of humans: the descendants of Seth. They are of the only remaining clan clinging to an all-but-dead faith. And yet it’s from that faith that a prophecy threatens all plans of world dominion – a promise, spoken from the heart of Eden, warning of a human son yet to come who would strike back with a crushing blow. The darkness is determined to stop that from happening. This redeemer must be born of a human, so an incredible scheme is launched to prevent the prophecy from coming to pass. First, pollute the human bloodline; and second . . . kill the only one who could be humanity’s deliverance!
Sunday, February 05, 2012
So, I'm not really a "writer" and have never done a book review. But I just read an incredible book that I feel compelled to share about. Actually, I just finished reading it for the second time. I liked it the first time, but I loved it this time.
A little about me and my books:
I like stories. So I love fiction. I especially love historical fiction, where there are facts woven into a fictional story. I most especially love Biblical historical fiction. For an author to take the Bible, study the facts inside, learn them backwards and forwards, and then fill in some details to "connect the dots" so to speak, I appreciate very much. It helps me to realize that the characters in the Bible were people. With jobs, families, concerns, worries, joys, and relationships. They aren't just names in a book, they actually existed. And they mattered.
Flight to Eden by Douglas Hirt, book one of The Cradeland Chronicles
Synopsis: (from back cover of book)
It’s the dawn of humanity, and civilization is rapidly advancing – and something’s not right . . . not right at all.