Friday, November 18, 2011

The Four Horsemen by M. E. Brines Book Review

Genre: Christian Fantasy
Recommendation: Excellent

Originality – 5/5
Writing Style – 5/5
Plot – 5/5
Characters – 5/5
Aesthetics – 2/5
Tons of surprises!
A grizzled mercenary, a wizard’s apprentice, and a young prophet walk into a bar…
Sound like a joke? It’s anything but! This is one book that delivers action, thought-provoking dialogue, and a new lens for the Gospel.
Nothing is as it seems on this adventure. M. E. Brines, a prolific writer, takes events, people, and nations from real-life history and turns it all on its head, often using logic to point out the fallacies of many popular theologians, religions, and strands of Christianity. There are also a lot of recognizable elements from fantasy genre that serve to keep things interesting.
All of Brines’ characters are quite realistic and have great backstories that you won’t see coming, except for one…and even then you’ll have to keep guessing until the end to see whether you were right or not.
This is definitely a Christian book, but like I said, things are done a little differently in this book. Go with what the author is doing and I’m sure you’ll appreciate his approach. There are a few, and a mean a few, mild curse words in the book, but that’s the extent of anything offensive. The theology of the book is spot-on and the Gospel message is very clear.
The Four Horseman is available as an e-book from Smashwords.
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