I love reading Christian fiction, so I try my best to provide you with a number of books each month written by Christian authors - with biblical worldviews.
It's all about what we are exposing our minds to. (Yes, I know we shouldn't end sentences with a preposition. Please don't nag me.)
Reading a continuous stream of secular books that often impose anti-biblical values on the reader can end up doing damage to our souls.
Today, I'd like to let you know about a new book written by the mother/daughter team, Joyce and Alexandra Swann: The Force.
Before I began reading The Force, I first read through the Swanns' first science fiction book in this series: The Fourth Kingdom. Once I had finished that, I was ready for The Force. Can this new book be read as a stand-alone? Sure. But you will definitely understand more of what's going on if you're able to read The Fourth Kingdom first.
About the book:
Someone is murdering the world’s most beautiful women—over and over and over.
When Jarrod and Joshua Sinclair are called in to consult with the FBI about the Hollywood Starlet murders, they immediately suspect their old nemesis, Josef Helmick, of creating clones of famous women for a visiting Saudi prince. Wasting no time, they hire retired detective Fred Kowalski and send him to Dubai to uncover Josef’s base of operations and build a case against him for the murders.
But Fred soon discovers that Helmick Enterprises is harboring a secret much darker than human trafficking. Fred must stop Helmick before he resurrects an ancient, diabolical Force in order to bring the entire human race under his control.
My review of The Force:
I'm not always a science fiction fan, but I do enjoy fictional works on genetics and cloning. It's always fascinated me! Don't ask me why. :) Reading The Fourth Kingdom was hard for me, because although I was very interested in the theme of the book, there were some aspects of the writing that caused me to almost put the book down and not finish it. Lengthy monologues by a key character would continue page after page, with no interaction between characters. Lectures in the middle of a fiction book? It doesn't seem right - and it didn't feel right, either. It just wasn't my style. There were also editing issues with grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
So...how was book 2 in this series? Well, from page 1 of The Force, I could tell that the authors had worked very hard to remedy some of those problems.
Even if they hadn't, I would have hardly been able to put down this book. The Force is a powerfully written book encompassing so many of the questions in the scientific community about cloning. It was action-packed, flowed well, and contained only a couple of monologues that were much shorter than those in book 1. There were a few basic editing problems (grammar, punctuation, spelling), but overall The Force was much better written than The Fourth Kingdom. If you enjoy science ficiton, you'll love The Force!
Hi! I'm Julieanne!