5 Stars Out Of 5
An Epic Story That Needs to Be Read And Enjoyed
August 18, 2012
Steven James in his new book "Quest for Celestia" published by Living Ink Books gives us A Reimagining of the Pilgrim's Progress.
From the Back Cover: A Reimagining of The Pilgrim's Progress
After a chance encounter with a man whom 18-year-old Kadin believes is a wizard, Kadin's life and health begin to deteriorate.
Out of desperation he embarks on an epic journey to a land no one in his village believes exists, to be healed of a disease no one thinks he has.
His quest for truth leads him to a fantastical world of witches, dragons, giants, danger, and deception.
Tracked by an evil lord and accompanied by only one friend, Kadin must face his greatest fear to find the healing he longs for most.
A stand-alone fantasy novel, Quest for Celestia is a complete re-imagining of one of the bestselling books of all time, first published more than 300 years agoâ€”The Pilgrim's Progress.
If you think you know the story, think again. Twists lurk around every corner. The journey begins now. Destiny awakes in the hills.
John Bunyan wrote "The Pilgrim's Progress" while he was serving a twelve-year prison sentence for preaching the Gospel without permission. For more than two hundred years it was the second-best selling book in the world, trailing only the Bible. However with its archaic language it can be a little tough to read. Enter Steven James. He has given us a 21st Century version of this classic tale. While it is still an allegory for any Christian's journey in this life it has the Steven James touch; Kadin is chased, attacked, healed, beaten, frozen and faces accusations, pitfalls, false luxury and betrayals. Mr. James has made this story super exciting. If you have read "The Pilgrim's Progress" you will enjoy this book. If you didn't read "The Pilgrim's Progress" don't worry, read "Quest for Celestia" and not only will you enjoy this book but you will receive all the flavor of the first one plus more. I recommend this book highly!
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