Friday, May 25, 2012
Review of Defenders of the Covenant by Angie Lofthouse
Epic Sci Fi blended with Religion
Hannah, Makenzie, Jeremy, and Derek have lived underground in a refuge, hiding from “The Great Ones” who have enslaved humanity. They’ve never seen a star studded sky, smelled the wild tang of outside air, or met the enemy. The leaders have sheltered them for so long, Jeremy and Makenzie don’t believe the world has been taken over, and they steal the key to the elevator, leading Hannah and Derek on a dangerous adventure they’ll never forget.
Defenders of the Covenant is a fast paced, action packed read that makes you think. The religion blended with the sci fi nicely- not an easy thing to do- deepening the storyline. What I liked the most was the detail in each character, making them real kids with their own hopes and fears. For instance, Hannah is embarrassed that Paul will see her in her nightgown- a nightgown she’d embroidered with soft rose petals. This says so much about her character, making her so real and unique. I also found it interesting that she wishes, only for a moment, that Paul had joined them in the elevator and not the loyal and kind-hearted Derek.
Angie Lofthouse has written a fantastic debut novel, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future!