#2 in The Gates of Heaven series
by C.S. Lakin
Fairy tales can come true…it can happen to you…if you’re young at heart . . .
Oh, so fun to be young at heart again and plunge into a saga from “once upon a time,” where characters can follow magical maps, put their feet into glowing impressions, travel back and forth in time, and take advice from talking pigs. Equally enjoyable is relating to the plot as the characters learn, grow, and make personal sacrifices so others can become what they were created to be—sort of like us, right? Lakin weaves a well-plotted, stand-alone tale of royal intrigue and peasant wisdom. Allusions to biblical stories and paraphrased proverbs add depth and richness to her stated theme: that those who feel they are insignificant and unworthy have merit and serve heaven’s purpose, even if that purpose is hidden.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a fan or reader of fantasy (I am in that group), you will not regret reading this captivating, heart-gripping story. If you are a home-school family, this book is a must for your pre-teen-and-up students. Lakin includes a theme-centered discussion guide that refers readers to relevant biblical stories and Scripture references. I can’t imagine a better introduction to learning how to engage a Christian worldview into the reading of literature.
The Map Across Time will be released in March of 2011 by Living Ink Publishers. Pre-ordering is available now on Amazon.com