Warrior, by Bryan Davis. A book that has sat silently in my school bag, my handbag, even held in my arms -- for the past five months. It was rarely opened in this time.
Until a few days ago. Why wasn't it opened? I haven't read a lot of fantasy in my life. I've read one other book in this genre, to be exact. "Sweet Valley Twins: The Magic Christmas". And that was years ago.
Another reason I wasn't allowing myself to turn that cover page? Well, it's about dragons. I've never been really interested in them. And the cover is a guy holding a sword. It's black. It's thick. And it was number two in the series -- who were these people? Jason? Koren? I was lost.
But then, like I said, a few days ago -- I opened it up. I entered the story.
And I couldn't put it down.
The thing about fantasy -- anything is possible. In Warrior, there are different gifts. Koren's a Starlighter. She can tell stories -- she allows people to see things they wouldn't normally see. Elyssa is a Diviner. Jason, well, Jason's a warrior. Wallace is a cool guy who also carries a sword. And Arxad and Magnar? They're dragons.
Exodus, the bright shining star. Koren wondering -- she knew the Code. But did she really know the Creator?
The mysteries buried inside the pages of this book -- all 421 of them. The wisdom, the hope. The trials, the chains.
I can honestly say. This is the best book I've ever read.
I think fantasy is a lot like real life. You know what? With Jesus, anything is possible. He gave us gifts -- the Creator gave you a gift. He did. And with Him, we can do things the world says we can't. The things that are impossible -- with God, we can do them.
"an impossible task requires only a possibility not yet imagined."
Thanks to Zonderkidz for sending me this book to review.