Donita K. Paul is an accomplished writer in the fantasy genre. This was the first book of hers that I had read. This story, in an almost a Lord of The Rings fashion, follows a young girl who along with a strange assortment of traveling companions, must save the fate of her world by collecting and assembling three statues that unbeknownst to their creator (the girl’s father) are a magic portal when connected correctly. When separate the three pieces of art are slowly working to wreck the world (and harm the artist).

While I had difficulty at time trying to figure out if the girl was 12 or 22 (or if the author’s intent was just to show that she needed a quest to grow), I enjoyed the book. It was a fun read. The story contained enough action and suspense to keep you reading, but not too much that it crowded out it being a compelling tale. There were enough twists to keep the story from being unpredictable. It also explores how God might reveal Himself in a fantasy world.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.