5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Characterization and an Engaging Plot, June 27, 2014
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This review is from: Seal of the King (Kindle Edition)
As a Christian, I appreciated many of the spiritual themes in this work. Furthermore, it is my belief that Christian fiction shouldn’t bar itself from mature content. In my mind, the most important thing is the way behaviors are presented as good or evil, not so much the behavior itself. In this book, Smith includes some more mature themes in this book, but he does so from a Christian perspective–something that I wish I saw more of.

I was quite impressed by how authentic the entire story is. The dialogue and characterization ensure that each and every character feels fleshed out and as if they are truly pursuing their own goals. The romance between David and Aurora was masterfully painted and managed to capture what true Godly love between a man and a woman really looks like. This book encourages people to stand up for what is right, despite powerful and virtually insurmountable opposition. The concept of two people being connected across time and space is quite intriguing, and Smith extrapolates and develops this idea thoroughly and in unforeseen ways. In short, this really was an incredible read and one that should appeal to both Christians and non-Christians.