To be honest, I didn't know what to expect from this book. I love the Left Behind series, and I've read and devoured some of The Red Rock Mysteries by Jerry B. Jenkins, but this book was different than anything else I'd ever read by him. The mix of fantasy, history and Bible fascinated me, and I couldn't read it fast enough.
Owen Reeder is a boy with a destiny. The only problem is he has no idea of that destiny. As far as he knows, he's just a simple boy with an uncaring father, an unknown mother, and a store full of old books as his only friends. Small and unpopular, Owen has problems at school and finds comfort within the pages of his books. That is, until one day, he's introduced to a book like none he's ever seen. Compelled by its message, Owen takes the book and unknowingly unlocks the mystery of his destiny. A far-away world. Peril at every turn. Can Owen conquer his own fears in order to complete the quest set before him?
Unfortunately, this book won't answer that question. Since it is the first in the series, the book leaves the reader with many unanswered questions and even more theories. To find out more, you must read the rest of the series, so if you're looking for a quick read, this may not be the book for you. For I promise you, once you began this quest with Owen, you'll not want to turn back until all is revealed.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some more reading to do!