Genre: Christian Fantasy
Originality – 4/5
Writing Style – 4/5
Plot – 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 4/5
A new epic fantasy in the same vein as the Chronicles of Narnia and the Lord of the Rings!
(Note: Seabird is also available in two volumes – An Invitation and The Place of Three Tombs)
Cara’s life changes forever when she suddenly finds herself in Narenta, a world full of brave knights, noble enchanters, evil sorcerers, and scholarly seabirds. The teenaged Cara is one of the prophesied saviors of this world, but she has no idea what she’s supposed to do! Can she find enough faith to carry out her mission before Narenta falls to the armies of the legendary three evil sorcerers?
With humor, realistic characters, a vivid history, tons of surprises, and great pacing, this book can’t fail to please any fantasy lover. I especially appreciated the strong and loving manner in which Thompson portrayed the God character, Alphesis.
The only slightly negative thing I can say about this book is that the proofreading could have been a little better. As you read, you will undoubtedly come across a few misspelled or missing words here and there. Still, these little mistakes are not enough to cause a problem, so don’t let them distract you too much from the story.
Overall, I’m giving Seabird a solid recommendation of Good and will look forward to reading the sequel, Earthbow.
Seabird is available from Gryphonwood Press.
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