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The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk is the second book which chronicles the difficult journeys of young David, a boy chosen by the angels to stop the destruction of the spheres. If not put to a halt, the disappearing water levels will cause the death of all life sooner than later. The first novel covers David’s guilt-ridden attempt to mature as he becomes more involved with the war between the papacy and the angels.

The Book of David by Robert Boyczuk

Genre:  Fantasy

Publisher: ChiZine Publications

Released:  2015

Stars:  4 Stars

Reviewer: Michael D. Griffiths

Unlike our planet, David’s world holds a series of sphere’s each with a constructed sun and other oddities. After escaping from lower Heaven, David finds himself alone and on the edge of death. It is only because the Crafted Man, who may have been sent/constructed by God, finds and saves him which insures he survives the grueling desert. Yes, this Created Man helps him but also gets David addicted to a visionary drug and soon he is weaving through a strange world where he cannot be sure which voices are real.

In his attempt to reach the lower planes, he must find the passages between the spheres. However, in his attempt to do so he finds himself in Rome and fighting along the side of The Meek, who vaguely support the Angels in the battle against the papacy.

I am reading these books back-to-back and I already have started the third, which just came out a few months ago. After giving the first one a 5 Star, I do not enjoy saying this one did not do it for me quite as much. I am not a fan of more nebulous scenes. Visions and uncertain reality do not do it for me, Once the story made it through this slower beginning more characters were introduced, and things grew to a brutal intensity.

I would not let these issues stop you from enjoying this series though. It is well crafted, thoughtful, and expansive. I have already started reading the third one, which may end up being the best of the lot. We will see.

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