Reviewer: Beverly Wallin
I thoroughly enjoyed this this book of The Seven Trilogy. It is very well written and is a page turner. It took off where The Dragon Roars left off, giving a few details from the first two books when needed for a reader who just started with this one. This is a futuristic Christian Book about possible end times from a fresh perspective. Lots of love, danger and intrigue in the life of two families and their friends. In the end there is both tragedy and triumph.
Reviewer: Mary Hosmar
The final book in Sara Davison’s The Seven Trilogy, The Morning Star Rises, picks up the story of the persecution of Christians in a Canada controlled by the military and under martial law. Jesse Christensen and Meryn O’Reilly are barely on speaking terms but have to work together for the good of the Christian community. Are they doomed to be at odds forever?
The story takes its premise from the book of Revelation which describes the persecution of Christians to come. Despite the gloom of the subject matter, the story is full of hope. Christian faith come through loud and clear, not minimizing the threat but acknowledging our hope.
The writing is clear and the story full of twists and turns.
One thing I did find somewhat disconcerting is the speed with which things happened, especially the various romances. That seemed somewhat unbelievable, but then, when your life and faith are threatened, perhaps these types of relationships do move all the more quickly.
Although this 3rd volume in the trilogy could stand on its own, the story makes much more sense if the first two books have been read as this one refers back to incidents which happened in them. The progression of events throughout the first two volumes adds credibility to the third. Without the background knowledge afforded, the reader would have a difficult time filling in all the gaps.
I think I enjoyed this book more than the first two.