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Burning Light
     

Burning Light

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by Rachel Starr Thomson
 

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The world takes sides in this classic Christian fantasy.

After five hundred years of oppression, the Seventh World is beginning to wake to the realities of the unseen world behind the Veil. The rise of the Gifted heralds the return of the King of ancient days-but evil is also waking.

Aware that their control is beginning to slip, the Order of the Spider sets out

Overview

The world takes sides in this classic Christian fantasy.

After five hundred years of oppression, the Seventh World is beginning to wake to the realities of the unseen world behind the Veil. The rise of the Gifted heralds the return of the King of ancient days-but evil is also waking.

Aware that their control is beginning to slip, the Order of the Spider sets out to convert the Gifted or destroy them.

Among those caught in the conflict are Nicolas Fisher, a young Gypsy running from the past, and Maggie Sheffield, driven underground in the city of Pravik. Others also stand against the Blackness: the young chieftain Michael O'Roarke, the mysterious healer called Miracle, and the indomitable rebels of Pravik.

As the world takes sides, their lives will play an integral role-in the coming of light, or the triumph of darkness.

BURNING LIGHT is the second book in The Seventh World Trilogy, a Christian fantasy adventure with hints of steampunk and depths of spiritual truth. If you love page-turning action, memorable characters, and inspirational fiction that confronts darkness, reveals breathtaking beauty, and moves your heart to connect more deeply with God, this series is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780973959130
Publisher:
Little Dozen Press
Publication date:
12/01/2008
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Burning Light 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you sparkstar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I kinda want to be a med cat apprentice! But i am fine with warrior..." she chirps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blue really. Little i wt to be a med cat app she meows repetedly. (Dont forget about Softkit our sis)
Anne_Baxter_Campbell 5 months ago
This book two in the Seventh World Trilogy, and it's just as riveting as the first one (Worlds Unseen). It's Christian fiction (Sci-Fi or Speculative Fiction) at its best. Nicolas Fisher, one of the Gifted, has been hearing voices--which for him is nothing unusual. This one voice is louder or at least more insistent than the others. It's River-Daughter's voice. She wants to be set free. Nicolas doesn't understand what she wants to be set free from, but he's afraid it has something to to with the Blackness. Where? She just says to follow the stream, a river that ran upstream for a time to get his attention. So he does. He runs into some Gypsy friends who don't think his gift is odd at all. They follow with him, and they rescue a man from a doomed ship. They take the stranger to an abandoned hut. Odd--the man keeps muttering something about his son Nicholas. If the guy means Nicolas Fisher, Nicolas wants nothing to do with him. His father deserted his mother and him when he was just a tad. Two more of the Gifted are disturbed. Virginia, blind but with awesome visions, and Maggie, whose songs are more than just songs. Something's wrong, and events transpire that amaze and confuse both of them. And then there's Michael, the guy in the first book who returned to his home on the Green Isle to lead his small clan. The problem is that the Blackness follows him, only to kidnap all the children and take them to Althrom. How can he get them back? Why were they kidnapped? When will the King arrive to save them? Too late, if at all? I received this book from the author for free in return for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tackles the cat. "Why are you stealing prey?" She asks angrily.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
REVENGCLAN IS BACK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mosskit, Myntkit, Redkit, & Shadowkit need to become apprentices! They all turned six moons today! By the way Myntkit wants to be medicine cat apprentice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He shook his head, "No. But Southernstar has been passing into our territory many times. He believes he can walk in here when he likes. He left on his own choice."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I might like to mentor an apprentice,"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sparrowflight?)) Panther's ready to be an appy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Dad..i dont think we should speak anymore.." Sunflare sighed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is ready to be a warrior
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Hello....may I join?" She asked, pading from the shadows. Despite her name, she was mainly black, except for a streak of yellowish-white running down her right side. Her eyes were a sky blue and her tail was fluffy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The queen padded in her bellt heavt with kits." Help me."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can i join?))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes but this is leaders den... next result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im back! I just saw ur post and i want to be in the clan still. I thought the clan had changed, but i want to come back! And im 6 moons old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CinderPaw bounded out happily .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Padded to the next result.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To 'rising from ash' 3rd result
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Try to come to camp
Ignolopi More than 1 year ago
After reading Worlds Unseen, I was curious as to how the battle would proceed, curious to know more about the Council of Worlds Unseen, more about the Gifted, and more about the past as was shown in the italic sections of the first one. And I rather liked Maggie so I wanted to see what happened to her. Burning Light is on one hand like reading the same thing over, on the other hand totally different, but what really irritated me was that it was just... waiting. It didn't seem to me that anything was happening. It follows Nicholas while he saves Gypsies from persecution by the High Police, but his gift is almost non-existent, and once again Bear appears and disappears on a whim. Nicholas does things, goes places, but nothing with much significance to his part in the big story really happens. (Except perhaps something near the end with a burning bush. .. ..) (Also, I must wonder here: We learn in the first book that the High Police are taken from the populace. They undergo a change, I guess, but still... what is the populace doing this entire time as the HP are mistreating Gypsies and the gypsy-related people are killing High Police? Wouldn't someone object? Where ARE the people other than the HP and Gypsies and random farmers?) We sometimes see Maggie, and she sometimes randomly sings, where she is underground in Pravik where everyone is... waiting. They discover an underground colony which was kind of interesting, and kind of pointless. And it spends a whole lot of time on the Clann O'Roarke. Who are these people??? When it started talking about Michael O'Roarke (the main guy), I figured, ok, at some point it's going to tie him in to the main story. Keep waiting. His plot involves High Police and the Blackness and Order of the Spider, but other than that, it might as well be a different age or a different world entirely. Not until ¿ of the way through the book does someone finally mention Virginia and Miracle in the same breath, and finally I can wonder if these guys are at all relevant. (Miracle is the Virginia of this book, in that she's a young Gifted girl who needs saving, and does mystic things.) You learn nothing more about the Gifted. Nothing more about the Blackness. Nothing more about the King, or creatures related to him mentioned in the first book. (There's a Lord of the Forest or something though.) You learn a little more about the Empire, as there are a couple random sections from the point of view of the Emperor. However, the hierarchy isn't explained... not much is. And you learn nothing more about the Council for Worlds Unseen or any of its members. They might well have never existed. Evelyn and the Lord guy don't show up at all in this book. Furthermore, I felt the writing in this book to be a bit sloppy. A couple mistakes, ok, those happen. But when you get something like "They ate -- the young men had slaughtered some rabbits -- etc." I can't help but think the author could've done a better job. This case in particular was bad because the characters are upset about a village that is burning, the inhabitants probably slaughtered -- in a different sense of course. The placement and phrasing just threw me off. (The mystery of their meals, if I cared to care, would not be explained by this. Why draw my attention?) Finally, near the end of the book, something happens. I'm not sure what, exactly. There is a third book, so it hasn't ended. (I assume the third book continues with Maggie, who, by the way, isn't in the last quarter of the book.) The ending is heralded by a bunch of short dramatic sections and people weeping, and the final battle was... meh. At one point during the battle someone says something like 'we're losing the battle' and some shining character says 'no, it's just begun'... and I'm like, so what about all the brave people who just sacrificed their lives in hopes of a better world? They don't count? Then we get some soppy wrap-up for the lovers in the book -- I guess since Maggie doesn't have a romantic interest she doesn't need any mention. What started as an interesting story -- Maggie's interesting story, really -- has morphed into something all mystic-drama-tedious. I can't express my disappointment. I wish I had faith in the quality of the third book so I could finish the story, but I don't. (Read as a Nook ebook on an iPad.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago