Tuesday, April 27, 2010

THE SWORD by Bryan M. Litfin

This story ended with you wanting to know what happened to the characters in the book, so it is good that this is number one in the trilogy. As it says on the back of the book this is a book of fantasy and adventure. I liked the whole story line idea. The world as we know it right now experiences a deadly virus, followed by nuclear war and destroyes most of the world as we know it. But some people were spared though, and many years later we find some of those people on a mountainside with their small kingdom named Chiveis. These people are living in a medievel style of life and are following a religion that makes the people fear their god, who shows no love.
The two main characters in this story are Teofil and Anastasia. Teolfil is a part of the Fifth Regiment who guards the frontier and who teaches in the university the language of the "Ancients" (that would be us). Anastasia lives and enjoys the outdoors in her village. At the beginning of the book she saves Teofil's life and they eventually spend alot of time together fleeing for their lives. They end up finding an ancient book which tells them of another God, a God who created everything, a God of love.
I enjoyed reading how each person responded to this book that was discovered. The doubts, the excitement, the secrecy, and the twisting of the truth. This was a well thought out book that leaves the reader wanting to know the rest of the story.
Thanks goes to LibraryThing Early Reviewers for sending me this book to review.

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