Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddleby R.K. Mortenson
Series: Landon Snow #1
224 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Kristi
Good read. Christian values.
PlotWhen his grandfather suffers a minor accident, Landon Snow asks whether life itself could be mere accident too. Soon pages in an antique Bible flip mysteriously and Landon finds himself drawn into a world populated by strange beings called Odds and tries to solve the Auctor's Riddle.
MoralityRight and wrong are clearly defined and the good characters behave accordingly.
Spiritual ContentGod is in charge and Christian values are observed.
ViolenceLandon is attacked by a giant chess piece, and he and his friends are shot at by arrows.
Drug and Alcohol ContentNone.
Sexual ContentLandon seems to enjoy holding a girl's hand, but that's it.
Crude or Profane Language or ContentNone.
ConclusionThis was a highly intriguing book. I was especially pleased with the way the Bible and Christianity were woven into the story without ever feeling either forced or preachy. The world the author has created is unique and I'll be intrigued to learn more about it. That said, I felt there were a few spots where not quite enough was explained. In particular, Landon goes through this adventure in an attempt to solve the Auctor's Riddle, but I didn't particularly feel that anything he learned on his travels gave him insight into solving it, and there was certainly room to have brought that in. By and large though, a pleasant read, and enough to make me go out and pick up the next one.
|Written for Age:||8-10|
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