I found this novel to be rather slow moving and odd. The story line unfolds slowly, which is fine to build interest and suspense but it felt belabored. The story line that develops between an older man and very young (sort of) woman is strange. If a person has an interest in magic, that might be a draw, but it did not build an interest in me as someone who does not enjoy magic-type entertainment. The reading was good, except the woman's voices which came across as childish. It's still not clear to me exactly what happened to bring about the resolution at the end, but it wasn't worth going back to tease out. Clean storyline, which I appreciate, but I had a hard time getting on board with this one.
Sci-fi story of a romance that defies time, mystery, death, and conspiracy, brought me to tears as it so aptly describes the love between my own husband and myself. A thrilling mystery with a surprise twist and ending, I deem this one of my favorite love stories of "all time".
I absolutely love this book. When I started listening to the book, I was so enraptured in the storytelling and the characters that within a day and a half I finished. Frank Peretti has always struck me as a very talented fiction novelist, but I always thought that he was exclusively stuck in the realm of thriller/semi-horror novels. I was completely, and pleasantly taken by surprise as he injected a love story, magic, and other previously untouched themes into this book. picking a favorite moment in this book would be a disservice to the completeness of the story. I very highly recommend anybody seeking a good fiction novel, whether Christian or otherwise, to buy the hardback or audio version of this book and truly enjoy Frank Peretti at his finest.
The love between Dane and Mandy was very engaging, but it felt like Peretti was forcing a Christian message on to the story just to have it there even though it didn't really fit. His early novels ("This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness") dealt with Christian themes like spiritual warfare. So there the Christian message made sense but this was primarily a sci-fi love story. It was still a good story. He is a great story teller.
Frank Peretti leads the reader in this dance. A well paced adventure with multiple surprises. Though far reaching fantasy, the story seems plausible.
All written stories must end. This journey, I wanted to continue. Great book.
Totally wierd story. Had some trouble with Peretti 's portrayal of the female characters. Still trying to get my mind around the ending. Peretti is a great story teller.
Listening to this was more work than pleasure. It's a toned down Harlequin romance novel encountering science fiction. It has countless hours of anti-climactic, cliffhanger type vignettes. The author states that it's really about the Holy Spirit and Christ's love, etc., however the only sequence involving serious prayer is when a group of atheists, agnostics and materialistic non-believers say a prayer with two "Christians" for a successful Vegas show. In fact, one of the main "Christian" characters uses his money to set himself up in what sounds to be an extravagant, multi-million dollar mansion, complete with a full-time servant. Nice, Frank!
Something really Christian in nature.
I think all characters acted fundamentally the same. They were all motivated by self interest even at the detriment of others.
I would isolate the main storyline to make it a 10 minute read.