Thursday, September 2, 2010

Favorites: Mark of the Lion Trilogy

I haven't blogged about some older favorites for awhile, so I thought it was time to do one. If you're a fan of historical fiction, my absolute favorite is The Mark of the Lion trilogy.

The first book in the series is A Voice in the Wind, and it was my favorite of the three. For a book description and some other goodies, visit the author's website here.

And for a little preview, here's a quote from the book:
"We bear the consequences for what we have done to ourselves, and for the sin that rules this world. Jesus forgave the thief, but he didn't take him down off the cross."

Obviously from the quote, you can see that there is some Christianity in this book. It is set in the time just after Christ, and the main character is one of the early Christians. I was deeply inspired by this book, and it just really resonated with me. If you read and enjoy A Voice in the Wind, continue on to An Echo in the Darkness, followed by As Sure as the Dawn. All very wonderful books that I highly recommend.


Kate said...

I loved A Voice in the Wind and Echo in Darkness, and I thought As Sure as the Dawn was ok (not because of the writing, but I just didn't care about the characters for a while). I thought that it was impressive to maintain a message of hope while portraying such a depraved society, what do you think?

Brenda said...

I had a bit of a hard time getting into As Sure as the Dawn as well. It was the characters for me, too. But once I got into it, I loved that one, too.