This book gives a mysterious tale wrapped in riddles. While enjoyable at times, much like the cavern scene in The Hobbit, the unfortunate circumstance in this case is the reader’s connection to the narrator, in which it reads much like a manuscript discovered, with the riddles saved for the audience. Being mysterious in nature, it is more difficult to engage the text. The author does well to invite the audience in and ensnare them, but this sprung trap is not one of magnitude, instead leaving the reader caught in a text that is quite confusing at the start.
The setting brings the reader to realize that this is not an easy planet of Earth, but rather a tale that could be out in space, in another dimension, or even in an alternate universe to Ted Dekker’s science fiction works. For those that love traditional sci-fi, more like Battlestar Galactica or the like, perhaps this book is a greater fit. For me, however, I found the writing style too condense to be able to lean back, relax, and enjoy the tale.
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