An Ancient War
Emaline walks down the dark street much more quickly than she would during the day. She tells herself to slow down and scolds herself for indulging silly, childish fears--she's thirteen, after all!--but continues to hurry. There's something spooky about this neighborhood at night and the sooner she can get back home, the better.
She doesn't even see her assailants until they grab her.
In a moment, Emaline's world changes forever. She finds herself held hostage by Violet and the sinister obeah as they try to coax Anthony, one of the Christ-following magi, out of hiding to come to her rescue. The situation is perilous, but Emaline's fear turns to amazement when Violet conjures a dark blue fireball out of thin air. When red flames suddenly start flickering through Emaline's fingers, burning the flesh of the obeah holding her, she finds herself caught up in the middle of a 2,000-year-old war between the obeah and the magi.
A Desperate Situation
Anthony helps Emaline escape from the obeah, but Violet and the others refuse to leave her alone. When Emaline gets kidnapped and held hostage, it's up to the outnumbered magi to mount a dangerous rescue mission.
In the Tradition of Narnia, Wonderland and Hogwarts...
Emaline's Gift is a Christian fantasy novel full of magic, excitement and suspense. Great for teens and adults who love fantastical adventures or for parents to read aloud as an action-packed bedtime story, the first book in The Magi Chronicles is an exhilarating introduction to a whole new world--and the God who is always in control!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author is in my writers group, and I picked up the book during a promotion. He stated that he wanted to write exciting fantasy adventures for his daughters like Harry Potter while strengthening their faith in God at the same time. Since I've never read Harry Potter, I had no idea what to expect. And Christian Fantasy? Magi and obeah who can teleport to anywhere in the world or conjure fireballs in midair...? I wondered how these special powers could possibly focus on Jesus. But Brad delivered! It's a totally Christ-centered story with Biblical Truths woven throughout. What I found was a wonderful tale for teens as well as adults, great for reading aloud to the kids and grands. It's a story of good triumphing over evil. It's a story of unconditional love. It's a story of winning souls to Christ, even those who everyone has given up on. I liked how the magi never lets the reader forget that God is the source of their powers. There's examples to show how God can use anyone despite their physical handicaps, how sin separates us from God, how everyone has a purpose. Pick up a copy of this one - you'll be glad you did. Great job Brad! Looking forward to more!