Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Book Review - WORLDS UNSEEN by Rachel Starr Thomson
This christian science fiction (aka steampunk or speculative fiction) is very well done! The seventh world waits for the coming King, but the darkness appears to be overcoming the light. Sound familiar?
Maggie Sheffield is an insignificant twice-orphaned young woman. Her real parents die, then the ones who raised her, Mary and John, are killed in a fire. Now she lives with kindly old Eva Cook. Old Dan shows up, sick and dying, to warn them of something and to give them a scroll that he took from Evelyn and said it must not ever fall back into the evil woman's hands. It must go instead to Jarin Huss, another member of the council, who might be able to read the foreign script.
Old Dan's illness is not a natural one. In a matter of three days he'd gone from healthy to this--bleeding lungs and weakness that would claim him before the day was gone. Someone must take the scroll to Pravik, where Jarin Huss lives. Maggie takes on that challenge and finds on the way to Pravik that something is trying to kill her, and the High Police have issued a warrant for her arrest.
Nicolas Fisher, a strange and somehow wild man, helps her find the way when the darkness threatens. Virginia is blind most of the time but sees far more than anyone knows. Lord Robert means well but has a weakness when it comes to Evelyn. Jordan (Huss's assistant) and the Plowman try to protect Maggie and the Princess, but their lives could be forfeited in the process.
You just have to get this one. Maggie's life and several others stand in the balance. Available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
I received a free copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.