Friday, February 17, 2017

"Sea of Crystal, Sea of Glass" by Benita J. Prins

About this book:

  When faced with the impossible and the unthinkable, choose the impossible.
  All that fifteen-year-old Einur Landman has left in the world are his flock of sheep and his beloved little sister. His entire life's purpose is to keep Lody safe from the evil ruling class. But he never expected that it would be his own name that was drawn for the child sacrifice. Leaving Lody with his promise to return, Einur escapes into the wild where he meets a stranger with a plan to bring down the Illyrië. Forced to choose between the unthinkable – Lody’s probable death – and the seemingly impossible, Einur takes the latter.
  In his quest from his mountain village, through countless dangers, to the sea itself, everything Einur believes will be tested. For Lody's sake, can he make a final crucial choice and stand firm to the end?”

Series: As of now, no.

Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are said/quoted, mentioned & a chapter’s title, but not referenced as such; Prayers; Whispers from the Master of Harmony; Talks about [God] & trusting Him; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to [God]; Mentions of the Master of Harmony [supposed to be God]; Mentions of prayers to the Master of Harmony; Mentions of blessings & good-bye bless you/keep you partings; A couple mentions of a tabernacle to praise [God] in;
*Note: Many mentions of a fake god (the Great Achie) & it’s demonic cult of followers (because that’s how Einur was raised, he does say prayers to it before most times correcting himself); Mentions of child sacrifices to the Great Achiel in a temple; Mentions of evil; A few mentions of certain leaders who have the ability to see the past; A couple mentions of other false gods; A couples mention of sorcery; A mention of an aura.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘dumb’, two ‘shut up’s, four ‘idiot’s and 8 ‘stupid’s; Mentions of curses (said, not written); Killing two dragons (barely-above-not-detailed); Fighting & punching (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of child sacrifices & the altar (no true details, hints are barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of deaths & dying (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of wars & killing (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of fighting, kicking & mobs/armies (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of executions; Mentions of pain & thinking he’s going to die (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of being overworked, threaten wrongly, threats of beatings, beatings & sores (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of potions & poisons; Mentions of thinking about & almost killing a rabbit for food (he does not, though, barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of hatred & cruelty; A few mentions of threats of murder; A few mention of lies & liars; A couple mentions of those who had too much to drink; A couple mentions of cheaters; A couple mentions of eye rolling; A mention of wine; A mention of jealousy;
*Note: Being hypnotized (barely-above-not-detailed).

Sexual Content- A few mentions of a girl who has a crush on Einur.

-Einur Landman, age 15
                                      P.O.V. of Einur, Lody (4) & a couple others
                                                 204 pages

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My personal Rating-
“Fantasy is not my favorite nor preferred genre.” I’ve said it before, and yet I keep review them. Maybe it’s because they keep luring me in with different plotlines. ;)
I would have liked more Christian content, but it was a decent amount with the whole fighting-the-evil plot. Different creatures, sea fairies, and dragons add to the fantasy feel. The writing was good and not overwhelming like some past fantasies I’ve read. I was able to follow along and paint a semi-clear picture of what was being shown/said, which I give as a high compliment as I don’t see too many fantasy authors not get a bit detailed happy in talking about everything.  
I do have to comment on how much I loved reading about Einur caring for his little sister, Lody. Even though I picked up on the few hints about it, that ending still got to me. It was so bittersweet, and that’s all I’m saying! ;)

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Author for this honest review.

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