Author: William D. Burt
Series: The Creation Seekers #2
Jonathan Oliver is chasing down an intruder on Lake Oswego’s Iron Mountain when he discovers some long-buried artifacts. One of these relics sparks a remarkable spinoff from the Oliver family’s anti-gravity inventions. Together, Jon and his father incorporate their breakthrough into a revolutionary submersible design. At the invitation of Dr. Graham MacKenzie, the Gyrosensors team travels to one of Scotland’s wildest and remotest regions—and its deepest lake—to develop their secret prototype.
While staying at Dr. MacKenzie’s retreat center, they meet a pretty but mysterious Frenchwoman going under an assumed name. Across the loch, the reclusive caretaker of a Victorian-era hunting lodge is hiding staggering secrets of his own that concern Creation Science. During the prototype's construction and sea trials, Jon and his family confront enemies on land, in the air and under the water. In the end, Jon rekindles a long-lost love in Christ and finds an ancient, holy treasure-hoard.
Reviewer: Jane Mouttet
Sometimes the second book in a series, like a movie sequel, isn't as good as the first. That is not the case with The Vikings of Loch Morar. I enjoyed book one, The Lake Lights, and I enjoyed the second one just as much. We meet the same interesting characters in the second book as well as a new villain and "new" pre-historic" creatures. God's love and forgiveness are also part of the story. Author William Burt further develops the characters we came to love in the first book. Once again Jon is the main character and we watch him grow up a little more, as a post-high school young man should.
This young adult novel is a must read for those with interest in dinosaurs/pre-historic creatures, in Viking history, or even an interest in relics related to Christ, no matter your age. For me it was a "can't put this down" book. I look forward to reading additional books in the Creation Seekers series - the ending to The Vikings of Loch Morar leaves room for more.
I would not hesitate to place this book in my K-12 Christian School library. While there is a romance in the book, it is not at the forefront of the plot. I think the book is appropriate for fifth grade and up.
I want to thank William Burt and Interviews and Reviews for the complimentary e-copy of The Vikings of Loch Morar.