I am Facebook friends with Lela Martin, although not through her writings. I had never read any of her books until last night, and I read two of them in one sitting.
I typically avoid action novels written by women because they tend to devolve into romance novels. This novel is not like that. It is one of the most appealing post-apocalyptic novels I have ever read, and one of the most appealing aspects of it is that it deals with matters of faith. Most novels of this sort are recountings of fighting against nature, against enemies, and against government. They seem to follow a formula where people are survive only by their own wits and skills. I’ve often wondered how realistic these scenarios are, and how people of faith would deal with these situations. This novel delves into that, but isn’t a “Christian” novel per se.
The characters were well developed and were likable for the most part. I appreciated the fact that the women were not stereotypes as we see in most other fictions of this type.
I was confused at first with the vast cast of characters, and with one of the central characters having several names. There were some minor proof reading and grammar errors, but nothing that distracted from the story. This is the reason for the four star rating.
If you enjoy this type of fiction and you want something a little different, I highly recommend this series.