So I finally got back to looking at new releases in Christian Fantasy.
What I find…ehhhhhh.
Semi-NSFW warning here, for comic book anatomy.
Well, there’s this graphic novel about Jezebel:
I don’t really remember monsters back in Biblical times, and the Jews look an awful lot like white European knights, but hey.
Then there’s all 30+ volumes of this junk.
From the blurb:
Sic Semper Tyrannis is a memoir about a time, not so long past, when men were free, religious values were taken seriously. and parents were allowed to pass on the cultural heritage to their children without governmental interference. As David Selznick remarked concerning the Antebellum South, “Look for it only in books, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind . . . ”
This fictional account is the story of what might have been, had Christian parents possessed the courage of their convictions. It depicts the use of spanking and other types of physical correction, from the perspective of an adolescent boy.
Twelve year old Billy Martin has been suddenly uprooted from the only home he knows, in liberal Stockholm, and sent to live with his eighteen year old brother, Bob, who has recently joined an ultra-conservative religious group in Idaho.Billy, a high-spirited youth, has been allowed to run at loose ends for his entire life, and has never experienced discipline of any kind. He now finds himself in a vastly different world. Bob immediately sets about bringing his kid brother into line, and giving him the “Biblical discipline” that he, and the other sect members, consider essential to proper child rearing. Billy strives to come to grips with the new reality.
Also funny is this:
his work does not contain any erotic material, but is a sobering assessment of today’s child rearing practices in the United States and Western Europe.
Dude, your author pen name is “spanked teen.” You’ve written what, 1500 pages on this? I call serious BS on that. While I edge away from you slowly.
There’s also this cover:
I’m not one to rag on covers. My own indie book has a slipshod one itself, I admit. But I can’t even READ this one.
The cover isn’t bad, but the blurb…
A chapter book of the books Seekers Volume 1 & 2
A Christan based Science-Fiction
“Since I was born I have been hidden away from the world because I hold a power deep inside so great that many want to use it for themselves like my father.
My only way to freedom! My only way for peace is to leave my world of raging fire, but my only problem is when I leave all hell will break lose after me
The second Volume to the Seeker Series
Will Carter and Alara Rose set out on their Seeker Journey when they stumble across a boy claiming he is one of them but both girls know he’s hiding something dark, Meanwhile Will Carter’s secret is in trouble do to an unknown dark force who claims she will tell of Will carter’s other side if Will carter doesn’t use her SPECIAL Power and free it
You wonder why I’ve slowed down reviewing? Well part of the reason is this.
Not that I read these books, but I have to sort through so many of them to find things worth reading. And what does seem good isn’t stuff that’s inspiring me to read it; it’s typical “girl on the cover” fantasy, be it YA or adult. I’m literally going backwards by publication date and am at March 2014, and there’s maybe five books that are worth taking a chance on.
I do have one book I need to read and review here, and I’ve read two that I have reviewed on Goodreads briefly, but I’m debating putting this site on hiatus formally. There’s just too few books to read for me to keep momentum up. Books that I find enjoyable that is.