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Landon Snow and the Auctor's Riddle

by R.K. Mortenson
Series: Landon Snow #1
224 pages, Fantasy
Reviewed by Kristi

Good read. Christian values.

Plot

When 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.

Morality

Right and wrong are clearly defined and the good characters behave accordingly.

Spiritual Content

God is in charge and Christian values are observed.

Violence

Landon is attacked by a giant chess piece, and he and his friends are shot at by arrows.

Drug and Alcohol Content

None.

Sexual Content

Landon seems to enjoy holding a girl's hand, but that's it.

Crude or Profane Language or Content

None.

Conclusion

This 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.

Fun Score: 4
Values Score: 5
Written for Age: 8-10

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