Monday, December 17, 2012

Book Review- Fire Prophet by Jerel Law

Welcome to Marvelous Middle Grade Monday, hosted by Shannon Messenger. For my part today, I am reviewing the newly released Fire Prophet by Jerel Law.

The Story-
 Jonah, Eliza and Jeremiah Stone are quaterlings, ¼ angel. They have been blessed with special gifts to help fight evil. One day, fallen angels attack them at their school, and they are forced to flee for safety. The Stone family, now protected by warrior angels, learns that the devil and his fallen angels are trying to kill all half and quarter angels. To protect all the part angels, the half angel parents are taken to one place, and the quarterling children are hidden in a convent.

With angels as their teachers, the quarterling children gather together and begin learning to use their special gifts. Jonah feels that he has another mission to accomplish, and sneaks off with his sister Eliza to find a missing oracle.

But the battle is just beginning, and the forces of evil gather around the convent, waiting for war.

My Thoughts-
 A great action packed read for middle graders. I really enjoyed the premise of ¼ angel children developing gifts from God to fight evil. It does have a strong Judean Christian point of view.  This book uses scriptures and biblical history as part of the story. I didn’t have a problem with this because it made perfect sense. In fact, it made more sense than a lot of the angel/fallen angel books out there. I’ve always wondered how authors are able to take God out of the equation. This one does a great job putting him in, and it adds depth to the story.

I really think kids will enjoy this book. It is book 2 in a series. The first is Spirit Fighter. I did not read the first book, and really it didn’t matter. Fire Prophet is a complete story, and they mention enough about the previous story that there are no gaps.  I think it is a stand up story with some great values.

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome that the author incorporated real biblical history and scriptures to give depth to the story. I've wished that more authors would do that rather than just make stuff up. Great review! :)