Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Book Review: Spirit Fighter by Jerel Law
Here is another good young adult sci-fi novel. I actually found this one to be better than most. It's still not up there with the Percy Jackson's or Harry Potter's but it will hold you over. "Spirit Fighter" is the first novel from Jerel Law but it won't be his last. This is actually book one of the "Son of Angels" series.
The publisher, Thomas Nelson, lists this book as "an imaginative adventure that is based on scripture in the book of Genesis." While that is a good description, it doesn't do the story justice. The story doesn't get bogged down in scripture. It does stress faith in God but it doesn't detract from the story.
The story follows the trials that Jonah Stone goes through when he tries to save his kidnapped mother. Jonah finds out that his mother is a nephilim, daughter of a human and a fallen angel. This in turns makes Jonah and his siblings one quarter angel. Needless to say, this comes as quite a shock to the seventh-grader.
Mr. Law does a great job at making his characters likable and "real." They aren't goody-goody or abnormally troubled. The kids seem to be typical kids until their angel-ness starts to show. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys good vs. evil sci-fi stories. I will look forward to reading the next book in the Jonah Stone series.
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