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The Indigo King (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Series)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    Amazing book Amazing

    I love the whole series!

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  • Posted April 23, 2010

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    Sadly disappointing

    This book has probably the best prose and most engaging story of the Chronicles so far. I also enjoyed seeing how the characters developed in other timelines. Except for one major disappointment with the book, I felt this was the most enjoyable of the series.

    The major disappointment I have with this book is its reference to the ridiculous idea that Jesus sired children during his time on earth. I'm not sure why the author decided to include this plot element, since it played a minor part in the story and the problem it dealt with could have been resolved some other way. But the fact that it's there almost made me put the book down for good. I decided to finish the story, hoping something would come to light showing this idea is completely false, but nothing of the sort happened.

    Adding and subtracting elements to myths and legends that everyone agrees are false is not an issue. But when you make major changes to a historical figure that is worshiped by many, it becomes a problem. It's especially disturbing because the protagonists in the stories are all well known Christians, and none of them believed that Jesus had children. In fact, they would have been quite offended at the notion. The author mentions in his notes at the end that part of the inspiration for this story was a C.S. Lewis letter that mentioned a walk with Tolkein and Dyson that led him to believe in Christ. I wish the author would have focused more on what the conversation would have really been about instead of including this ridiculous idea about Christ's children that completely undermines the hope given by the true story of Christ.

    I understand that this is fiction, and the author has made changes to myths and other fictional stories throughout the series, but I believe that this issue crosses the line of what is appropriate and what is not. I've already purchased the fourth book in the series so I will be reading that hoping that a better explanation is given for the Rose character. If not, my time with the Caretakers of the Imaginarium Geographica will be done.

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  • Posted June 1, 2009

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    The Indigo King

    This book was amazing. If you've read the first two, then this is a must read. I don't want to say anything so not to spoil what happens, but I will say that it's worth your while to read it. Also if you like the way that Owen has taken legends and myths and twisted them into this story then I think you'd also like the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

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    Brilliant Books!

    This trilogy is very smartly written. James Owen ties in fiction and fact
    seamlessly for a very interesting perspective on 'myths' and 'legends'. I
    bought these books for my son but I personally loved them. Great gifts for kids(or adults) who love reading.

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  • Posted November 5, 2008

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    GREAT BOOK AND SERIES

    i read all three of these books. i found my slef drawn into them and i could not put it down. james own does a great job taking myths,fantasy and combing them together. i reccomend this to any fantasy lover. they all show how the mind can take us to places we never thought of before!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2008

    OHMYGARNIT

    I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!!!! I'm so happy that the next one is coming out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    Should be spectacular

    I have read Here, There Be Dragons and The Search for the Red Dragon so I am anxiously awaiting the release of The Indigo King. James Owen is a wonderful story teller. He ties in fantasy, adventure, suspense, mystery and a bit of romance. You really fall in love with the characters in this series. At the end of book one he delivers a twist that I never saw coming. Do yourself a favor and pick up these books. They will draw you into a world where fantasy is tied in with real characters.

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