The Veil of Smoke

The Veil of Smoke

by Lauren Kerstetter Lynch


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503272057
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/20/2014
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

LAUREN LYNCH has lived in nine of the United States, but currently calls a log cabin in North Carolina home, along with her husband, teenage son, two dogs, a cat, five chickens and even the occasional bat. For more information, visit:

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RobPf More than 1 year ago
   Although I’m not much of a fiction reader, I loved this book. It combines an intriguing set of unique elements, making it a rich and captivating story. The Veil of Smoke is a spiritual allegory that places the time-traveling main characters (Brendan and Anna) into the true historical context of 79 A.D. in Pompeii just before Mount Vesuvius erupted. The use of historically accurate descriptions, people, and terms adds an fascinating depth and realism to the whole book. (Make sure to consult the glossary of terms in the back).      Setting the narrative in the soon to be destroyed city of Pompeii powerfully illustrated the foolishness of loving this present world. My heart was saddened as I read about the ignorance and short-sightedness of the people who refused to see the obvious warnings of their impending doom. It also challenged me to be careful not to become attached to things because they will soon be destroyed.    The characters of this book are lovable and yet imperfect. I appreciated reading about their own struggles because it accurately reflects the reality of the Christian experience in this sinful world. I was also encouraged to hope because although many people are never going to be repent, God can and will continue to rescue some and some of whom might surprise you.    This book has some similarities to the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. While such allegories can sometimes be hard to understand, the references in this book are clearly traceable to their corresponding spiritual realities, perhaps even more so than some of those found in Narnia.    The reader should take note that this book is the second in a series of at least three (and perhaps more to come). It’s preferable to read The Place of Voices first, but it is not required. I had not read the first and while a couple of references to a previous adventure came up, this book explained enough to know the key elements from the first book.     I was asked to provide an honest review of this book in exchange for a free copy and after reading all of it, I am excited to highly recommend it. There is no objectionable content at all and it also serves as an enjoyable and spiritually profitable read. This book would be beneficial for all believers teenagers on up.