Friday, July 19, 2013

Truth Review

“What are we living for? Just to live? What is the point? Don’t you think there should be a purpose?”

Trapped in a village no one is allowed to leave, Makilien yearns for the answers to her questions about life and the world outside the village walls. Yet no one but her closest friend seems to understand or share her desire. Despite her family’s fears and warnings of the consequences, she is determined to find answers.

The unexpected arrival of a stranger, and the knowledge he possesses, drives Makilien to drastic action. Confronted with a world she knows nothing about, she must choose carefully who to trust as both good and evil lurk in all places. As a battle looms, one in which will be determined the fate of all, she must decide whether to believe in the One who is truth or fall prey to the lies of the enemy.

The adventure begins here . . .
--From Molly Evangeline's Website
Fantasy is quite possibly my favorite genre ever. Certainly many of my favorite books fall into it . . . The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, The Door Within . . . and now Makilien. As always with Molly's books, Truth is clean, the characters are well developed, the story is good, and leaves the reader wanting more. One of the things I liked best about Truth was the allegory. Makilien is searching for meaning for her life, for truth about the world she lives in, for a reason to fight. Her friends tell her about God, or Elohim, who is truth, the creator of Dolennar, who cares about His people. I also liked Makilien's dresses, particularly the one she wears to a party near the end. There isn't really any romance in this book, but it does set up for there to be romance in the remaining books in the trilogy. Truth is an exciting and moving story, and one I have come to love. In a way, Truth represents a journey we must all take, a search for the truth that is to be found only in Elohim.

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