John Edgell is a masterful story-teller with a superb gift of language and creative genius. He places you into his imaginary worlds where all things are possible… if you just believe!
A Fun Fantasy Novel . . .
with a lovable main character you will enjoy going on the journey with him.
The Helot is book one of a series of Christian Fantasy/Adventure books. The main character, Tor, is interesting, he is a miffit, which the author described as something like a cross between an elf and a dwarf, thinking back to Lord of the Rings, this brought an interesting conflict between the races to mind for me. Tor is a likable character that is stronger than he knows and is a good uncommon hero that you can route for and be glad that you did.
The world is well describe and easy to follow along, there are some interesting creatures and people that Tor meets throughout the book as well that make it an enjoyable read. There is a fair amount of tension in this book that not only keeps you guessing, but it did a good job of engaging me to the point that I felt invested in the story.
It is well written and an enjoyable read. I’m looking forward to reading more books in the series and seeing what adventures Tor will go on next. If your a fan of Fantasy, or if you are looking for something fun and different to read then this is a great book for you, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.
A fun Fantasy novel with a lovable main character you will enjoy going on the journey with him.
Excellent story. I thought I had all the characters figured out, but I was wrong. It kept me on my toes.
This is a well-written group of stories and I enjoyed them immensely. They’re a nice break from the gore and martial arts that seem to be the rage. Just enough evil and magic to set the stage and always a hero to save the day.
Each With Great Meaning
This is a very compelling group of stories, each with great meaning. I love the way the author is able to blend the Sci-Fi intrigue and adventures in with a solid message of faith and hope, even when facing the worst of adversities. It is refreshing to find an author that does not include sex and violence, and thus, making this book suitable for family reading.
Fantasy At It’s Finest!
All of the short stories found in Wanzalara’s Cottage are truly fun to read. The fairy tale feeling will have you lost in imagination. Each story closely strikes home in regards to Salvation and the depths in which God will go for the broken. The stories stir curiosity while simultaneously inspiring hope. Spoiler; these stories will tug on your heart strings, in the best way.
Showed Me God’s Great Love for the Fallen
Throughout each of the three interconnected stories contained in Wanzalara’s Cottage runs the theme of redemption. This book is a must read for anyone who has ever been, or knows of someone who ever was abused ….especially sexually. The author’s treatment of such a sensitive subject is true to his style as a “gentleman author,” and uses no coarse language or vulgar description in the story. It is not for the prurient-minded; but rather for someone who is seeking help in overcoming.
In addition, the book showed me God’s great love for the fallen….even those who have fallen so far it would seem impossible to be rescued. Love, faith, and courage against all odds. This book gave me hope that God will see me through my own life challenges.
I definitely give it 5 stars!
This One Gets 5 Stars For Sure!
If you just believe.
The Helot is Christian fantasy fiction at its best! A page-turner, each story of this 6-part sequel leaves you breathless and wanting more. “Tor,” the protagonist of each story, is a “miffit,” somewhere between a dwarf and an elf, whose outwardly humble, mild-mannered ways belie his inward strength, fortitude and principled character.
As each adventure unfolds, and as he experiences strange and exotic creatures, beautiful yet often hostile realms, your senses are supercharged as you journey with him.
But The Helot is so much more than just a series of adventure stories. Throughout each, the reader gets a vivid picture of what it means to seek wisdom, faith and direction from the Supreme Source of all that – God, if you will – and how denial of “self” usually means taking the road less traveled where you face formidable foes.
Faced with impossible odds, Tor’s faith, courage, and endearing character somehow encourage us to face our own life struggles in similar fashion. “Human” in his fears, you see a very down to earth super-hero in unlikely form.
A mix of fantasy and yet Godly tenets throughout, this book entertains, inspires, and touches your heart in unexpected ways. John Edgell is a masterful story-teller with a superb gift of language and creative genius. He places you into his imaginary worlds where all things are possible… if you just believe!