Honestly, I thought the writing was cheesy. Someone else might like it better, though.
This book is an Biblical allegory. It says so on the title page. If you take it as an allegory, it is pretty good. However, I felt that the plot moved along far too fast with little time for character development. The allegory would have had far more impact if I had had time to get attached to the characters. Also, in two instances Black uses creatures introduced at the spur of the moment to represent Biblical events. I think he should use something introduced earlier or something the reader is already familiar with. His writing leaves a little to be desired.
I suggest that you try reading it. You may like it, and some of the allegorical content is very interesting. I am going to read the second book, and when I do, I will review that one also.
This was a great book! I love how Mr. Black uses events from the bible and puts them into medevial times. I have read the whole series and enjoyed every one of them, i was dissapointed when I had finished them all. but, he does have anoter series out and when i read them i will reveiw them.
The whole series is following parts of the Bible like moses' story, Jesus' ministry, his death,His resurection, paul's conversion and ministry, and the second coming.
The sword fights are very well worded and he takes up just enough time to not be over too quickly but he does not drag them out they are well balanced.
There is no bad language or questional content.
I can't wait to read his other books and look forward to reveiwing them. Mr. Black is an amazing writer.