Saturday, August 09, 2008

Book Review - Trion Rising

I recently read Trion Rising by Robert Elmer. The premise is simple, "What would it be like if Jesus had come to another planet?"

The planet turns out to be a world with multiple suns, though they shine only on one side of the planet. The other side is perpetually dark, yet the citizens there (the Owlings) hold to a spiritual light that those on the sunny side don't understand, so those on the sunny side persecute those in physical darkness.

This makes for an intriguing backdrop for a visit from the Messiah to the world of physical light.

Colorful characters, unique devices, and plenty of action and thought-provoking dilemmas make this a first-class read. I recommend it to readers twelve years old and up. This adult certainly enjoyed it.

This is the first in a series called The Shadowside Trilogy. The second book, The Owling, is scheduled for an October, 2008, release.


Pais Charos said...

Cool! Looks interesting! *adds to long list of books to read*

Kriegel said...


I've not seen you recommend very many books.

It must be good.

Bryan Davis said...

Kriegel, not to minimize the quality of this book, but, because of my writing schedule, I don't often get to read books. I read Trion Rising on an airplane flight to Montana.

Still, you're right. When I do get to pick up a book, I don't like most of them.

This one is an exception.

NoahR said...

I will certainly put the book on my to-read list. I am quite the reader so I'm sure I'll get around to it. You say that you find a lot of books that you do not like, Mr. Davis. What are some examples

Magma said...

I love this book! it SO ROCKS!
actually The Owling is released 9/30....^.-

Bryan Davis said...

NoahR, fairly soon, I will be posting reviews of a couple of books I didn't like. I won't be mentioning all books I don't like.

Magma, I said October, because that's what the author told me.

A Girl of Many Colors! said...

Robert Elmer is a fantastic author! Though I have not read this book, I have read several of his other series. From historical fiction to science fiction, all of his books are really great!