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FIRST Chapter: Chosen Ones (The Aedyn Chronicles)

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Alister McGrath and the book: Chosen Ones (Aedyn Chronicles, The) Zondervan (April 13, 2010) ***Special thanks to ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Alister E. McGrath is one of the most respected. . .

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The Prophecy by Dawn Miller

The Prophecy by Dawn Miller Genre: Pages: 352 Date Published: May 1st, 2010 Publisher: Zondervan Rating: 5 of 5 stars Book Blurb: This intense, emotionally charged supernatural thriller is set in the dark city streets of St. Louis, where five teenagers are reunited by a reoccurring nightmare from their childhood. They soon learn that what was meant to destroy them would be the catalyst that drives them to embark on an epic journey of good versus evil—a journey that will open their eyes and hearts to the true power of God and the reality of evil determined to blind the world from that truth. My thoughts: On the cover of this book there is a sticker that states “Guaranteed Good Read“. Well they got that right! Dawn Miller is a new author to me, but I am not disappointed. I am very much a fan now. This book was incredible.. . .

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FIRST Chapter: The Prophecy

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Dawn Miller and the book: The Prophecy Zondervan (April 13, 2010) ***Special thanks to ***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Dawn Miller is an award-winning filmmaker and author who has written and. . .

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Allon by Shawn Lamb

Allon is a neat fantasy story that gives great detail about the power of faith. It is reminiscent to me of Prince Caspian for some reason, although I cannot quite put my finger onto what exactly. There is suspense, romance and battle scenarios. This was not a favorite read for me, but it may quite be the book your teen is looking for in a fantasy fiction. I must admit that I love the trailer and the interactive website, they are awesome.

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Coming May from Zondervan

Starlighter by Bryan Davis Dragons of Starlight – book 1 Dragons are enslaving humankind and a black egg signals the end of the world. Jason Masters must journey to another realm and join forces with a slave girl named Koren to rescue the captives and save two worlds from destruction. What if the Legends Are True? Jason Masters doubted the myths: people taken through a portal to another realm and enslaved by dragons. But when his brother is taken, he must uncover the truth and find the portal before it’s too late. Once he’s through the portal, he meets Koren, a slave in the dragons’ realm, who struggles to destroy a black egg prophesied to doom all mankind. Jason and Koren must work together to save their two worlds before the dragons learn that their secrets have been discovered. In Starlighter, bestselling author Bryan Davis masterfully weaves fantasy and inspiration. . .

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FIRST Chapter & Thoughts: Raven’s Ladder by Jeffrey Overstreet

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book! You never know when I might play a wild card on you! Today’s Wild Card author is: Jeffrey Overstreet and the book: Raven’s Ladder WaterBrook Press (February 16, 2010) ***Special thanks to Staci Carmichael of WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for sending me a review copy.*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jeffrey Overstreet is the skilled author of Auralia’s Colors, twice-nominated for. . .

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Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and other Speculative Reads

Publisher: Author: Title:*Review pending Berkley Publishing GroupLisa Tawn Bergren – Novels of the GiftedThe Begotten NavPressSharon Hinck – Sword of LyricThe RestorerThe Restorer’s Son*The Restorer’s Journey* Thomas NelsonStephen R. Lawhead – King Raven SeriesHoodScarletTuck WaterbrookDonita K. Paul – DragonKeeper ChroniclesDragonSpellDragonQuestDragonKnightDragonFireDragonLight Jeffrey Overstreet – Auralia Thread SeriesAuralia’s ColorsCyndere’s Midnight ZondervanBryan DavisBeyond the Reflection’s Edge Eternity’s EdgeNightmare’s Edge

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