What if there was a world beyond our vision, a world just fingertips beyond our reach? What would happen if our world wasn't beyond their influence? Find out...
They hunt us. They bomb our worlds for target practice. A star cluster in the constellation of Orion rotates once every 1,000 years. Those who rule there have an ancient tradition....
After a massive wave of disappearances, 26-year-old CIA analyst Everett Carroll finally believes what he's been told about the biblical prophecy of the rapture....
Nothing ever changes in Sanders. The town's still got a video store, for God's sake. So why doesn't Eli Teague want to leave? Find out....
The Days of Noah, Book One: Conspiracy is a fast paced fiction thriller which looks at how modern conspiracies might play into Biblical prophecy about the end time....
Sixteen-year-old Leinad begins to understand his calling, a calling no other man in the entire kingdom of Arrethtrae can fulfill, a calling given him by the King himself....
Can Richter forge allegiances to survive this harsh and unforgiving world or will he fall to the dark denizens of this ancient and unforgiving realm....
Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed....
Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby thought they were normal children with normal lives and a normal past. But now they know they're really the Lost Jewels of Anniera....
Janner Igiby, his brother Tink and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather....
The United States of America is falling before the armies of the dead. Leading the sole survivors of the US Army's 10th Mountain Division out of the overrun city of New York....
Captain Joe Farley and the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress Fata Morgana are in the middle of a harrowing bombing mission over East Germany when everything goes sideways....
Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an industrial building....
Courage could cost him everything. Third Blade Leith Torren never questions his orders or his loyalty to King Respen until an arrow wound and a prairie blizzard....
The Hundred Worlds have withstood invasion by the relentless Hok for decades. The human worlds are strong, but the Hok have the resources of a thousand planets behind them....
Joe Colsco boarded a flight from San Francisco to Chicago to attend a national chemistry meeting. He would never set foot on Earth again....
"Close your eyes, Ela of Parne. Close your eyes and you will see." Ela Roeh of Parne doesn't understand why her beloved Creator, the Infinite, wants her to become His prophet....
Lauren Russell often wondered why her father had been so adamant about teaching her skills that most other fathers wouldn't even consider teaching their daughters....
This novel of page-turning action and adventure poses the question, "If a society had no knowledge of Christianity, and then a Bible were discovered, what would happen?" Four hundred years after a deadly virus and nuclear war destroyed the modern world, a new and noble civilization emerges. In this kingdom, called Chiveis, snow-capped mountains provide protection, and fields and livestock provide food. The people live medieval-style lives, with almost no knowledge of the "ancient" world. Safe in their natural stronghold, the Chiveisi have everything they need, even their own religion. Christianity has been forgotten--until a young army scout comes across a strange book. With that discovery, this work of speculative fiction takes readers on a journey that encompasses adventure, romance, and the revelation of the one true God.
Through compelling narrative and powerful character development, The Sword speaks to God's goodness, his refusal to tolerate sin, man's need to bow before him, and the eternality and power of his Word. Fantasy and adventure readers will be hooked by this first book in a forthcoming trilogy.
Litfin writes with great imagery, bringing the town and the characters to life. Never having heard of this author, this novel was a refreshing find! Loved it!
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
This is such an engaging and well-written fiction book. The author really gave thought to creating this future world and spent time developing the characters so you can connect with them.
I LOVE the narrator. As an actor, I'm the worst critic of these poor people. This is the first narrator that I've actually loved. He does an amazing job subtly introducing new voices for each character and does it convincingly - I could listen to him read anything and I'd enjoy it.
Great book - fun to listen to and a creative way at presenting timeless Truths that make you think. I recommend it!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
I found this book by accident and decided to download the story as I had some extra credits, but boy! was this credits well spend! I loved, loved this story and couldn't wait to listen to the rest of the series. A wonderful peace of fiction and I love the name he gave to this country. "Chiveis" It's even more enchanting than Camelot.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about The Sword?
The story line and the detailed facets of which he described the stories.
What other book might you compare The Sword to and why?
HungerGames because of some of the same story lines of destruction and how people deal with them
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
While I thought some of the story was cheesy, I really appreciated the Bible influence this book had.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Always looking for GOOD Christian writing with a message! This exceeded my expectations. VERY well written and definitely held my attention captive to the end and right on to the next one in the series.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
What did you love best about The Sword?
The concept of finding GOD for the first time....it's a wonderful experience to find HIM when he convicts you & tugs at your heart strings!! Knowing the emptiness can only be filled with what the LORD has in store for you. Same as the characters in this book are finding out.
6 of 9 people found this review helpful
Is there anything you would change about this book?
The female voices were terrible. They lacked strength. In particular the heroine was not portrayed as a strong woman.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The most interesting part of the story was the premise. The fact that the consequences of our actions could result in such a dramatic change in the future.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
I was really wishing this would have been more exciting. The premise of the book opened up so many possibilities. I felt that the plot line the author chose to pursue was very predictable. It read very much like a quotidian romance novel.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Looking forward to the sequel, "The Gift"! Own it already on Audible. Starting it now...
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
a younger audience or someone who doesn't listen as critically to details.
What do you think your next listen will be?
Which character – as performed by Ray Porter – was your favorite?
Maurice the wise
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Showed the value of even just a few chapters of the Bible
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A well constructed plot. This sounded like a Disney adventure.
Would you ever listen to anything by Bryan M. Litfin again?
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ray Porter?
I wouldn't want anyone to waste their time on this poor quality material
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Sword?
all of it