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I picked up a book at Chapters last week. It was going to be my vacation reading. But then I started it and now I'm finished it. It was supposed to be a light read, something that would just entertain me mindlessly. But I got a bit more than I bargained for, which is ok.

The book, Tathea, is the first foray into fantasy by the author of Victorian mysteries. It wasn't long before I realized that the book wasn't just trying to tell a story, but to prove a belief of some sort. And I started wondering if the author was a Christian.

So close, yet not quite. She's a member of the LDS church. I am trying to figure out the theology in the book and how it reflects a faith that is like mine but isn't. They're sooooo subtle, the differences.

Not gonna lie, I'm kind of sad. But I am feeling inclined towards fantasy, and after a great movie experience a few weeks back, I've decided to peruse The Chronicles of Narnia while on vacation next week. Cover to cover, all six of them.


Wendy said…
I was just reading an article about an LDS lady who writes vampire teen fiction, and they're comparing her to Rowling. Apparently she's selling like crazy. Is that what this book was about? Good vampires, called the Cullen family?

How's the vacation going? Hope well :) miss you!
Beth said…
No, sadly (or not), no vampires for me. Just strange foreign lands and impossible to pronounce names.

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