Monday, April 25, 2016

Seventh Dimension: The Castle by Lorilyn Roberts -- A Book Review

About the book:  Haunted by a recurring dream of his missing father in a mysterious castle, 17-year-old Daniel is captured by the Romans and finds asylum in the Temple. There he discovers a scroll that reveals his future concerning a wager between good and evil. But the stakes are raised when he witnesses the trial and crucifixion of Yeshua. The convergence of time with supernatural events creates a suspenseful ending and leads to the fourth book in the Seventh Dimension Series, The City, available now on Amazon.

About the author:  Lorilyn Roberts is an award-winning Christian author
who writes for the young and the young at heart. When not writing books, Lorilyn provides closed captioning for television. Lorilyn is a single mother by choice. She adopted her two daughters from Nepal and Vietnam. Read her Amazon best-selling memoir, Children of Dreams, endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Jerry Jenkins, and be inspired. Lorilyn has been a speaker at various events and functions, including women's groups, adoption support groups, and writer workshops. She is the former president of the Gainesville Chapter of Word Weavers International. Lorilyn has appeared on many radio and television shows, including WATC 57 Friends & Neighbors out of Atlanta, Georgia, and Discovery Channel's Monsters Inside Me related to increasing awareness of parasitic infections in international adoption. Lorilyn is also the founder of the John 3:16 Marketing Network, a network of Christian authors. Lorilyn has also been involved with the charitable organization Child Hope International bringing Christian books to the orphans of Nepal. She has coordinated the donation of over two hundred books from John 3:16 authors to prisoners at the Wakulla Correctional Institute in Tallahassee, Florida, and she has donated many copies of her award-winning devotional book, "Am I Okay, God" to Created Gainesville, a charitable organization that ministers to women involved in the sex trafficking trade.

My review:

The Castle is another thrilling adventure by Christian author, Lorilyn Roberts.  As with the other books of the series, the author pulls the reader into the story with compelling dialogue and endearing characters.  The reader gets a very clear view of what it would be like to live in Jerusalem during the time of Christ, and from the extent of the details within the book, it is obvious that the author did her homework.

I had the opportunity to read the first book in the Seventh Dimension series but not the second.  That being the case, I had no real issues following along in Book Three though there were a few elements eluded to that left me wondering.  I say this not in a negative way but rather to urge the reader to read each book in the series in order to gain the most from the continuing storyline.  As much as I enjoyed the third book, I have no doubt that I would have enjoyed it even more if I had read the second book in the series as well.  That is simply the nature of a good series!

Overall, I truly enjoyed The Castle and would highly recommend it to young adult readers and those who may simply be young at heart.  It is a clean read with a lot of adventure, romance, mystery and much more.


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