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"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak" (Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7).
Story in the Stars (Gateway to Gannah) Christian Science Fiction
When a plague destroys
everyone on her planet, Dassa, Gannah warrior knight and leader, nearly dies,
too. But a distress call brings a starship to her planet and rescues her before
she succumbs to the infection. Dassa is put under the care of a Karkar doctor,
name Pik, who hates everything Gannah, with good reason. The bloodthirsty
Gannahan savages, who tried to conquer the galaxy, nearly destroyed his planet.
With nothing left of
her people, Dassa clings to her God and the story he has written in the stars.
Reluctantly, she follows his directions to overcome the prejudice of the entire
galaxy and show her enemy Dr. Pik the Creator’s love through her actions.
Yvonne Anderson’s TheStory in the Stars (Gateway to Gannah),
science-fiction from a scriptural perspective with a romantic element, was inspired
by a book called The Gospel in the Stars
by Joseph A Seiss, originally published in 1882. Here’s how impressed I was with TheStory
in the Stars … I went to Amazon immediately after finishing to see what the
rest of the series was about. I downloaded a sample of book 2, and I bought book
three in the series since Yvonne will be on my blog later this month discussing
this book. I will be haunting Amazon to watch for when book 2 goes on sale and
for book 4 which comes out later this year.
I started reading three books when I began reading Story in the Stars, determining that
whichever one caught my fancy would be the one I would read first. This book
won, and I read it in two days, neglecting a big pile of laundry that HAD to be
Reminiscent of the television series and movie Star Trek, Yvonne’s book has all the
elements a science fiction reader could want, as well as a Christian angle
that, for a the most part, is woven in and not beating the reader over the
head. I love a subtle religious element in my stores. The religious aspect did
get more obvious toward the end, but by that time I was so invested in the
characters and their journeys that I forgave her.
The combination of an independent, warrior heroine; a
not-so-heroic hero; fantastic settings; and a religious twist that tied them
together had me turning the pages of this book as fast as I could. If you’ve
ever wondered what the scenario might be if life beyond our planet exists and
how God might tie into such a situation, you’ll want to read The Story in the Stars (Gateway to Gannah).
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review, but
I’ll be buying the rest of them. This series is a keeper!