My Thoughts on Fallen Warriors by Mark Anderson Smith
“Fallen Warriors” is a thriller written Mark Anderson Smith.
As many of you already know, I am not a fan of the thriller genre. I am Speculative Fiction, and mostly even then I am mostly a fantasy guy. But, I am always willing to try new genres.
Now, as a preface, I will admit that I kept waiting for a dragon to appear or a wizard or someone to have the ability to fly or something awesome like that. The closest I got was the Hand of God being made manifest in the mortal realm by means of miracles and answered prayers. So, I guess that’s all right.
Now, as many here may already heard me say, I am getting ready to write a Christian Thriller novel that is based in the Realm of the Light, it will be the backstory to a character who plays a minor role in “Shades of Mortality, The Realm of the Light Book 4.” So the timing of finding this Christian Thriller on my read list was perfect.
In researching how to write Christian Thrillers, and other Christian genres, it was explained to me that the author needs the perfect blend of plot and Christian values. And I thought Smith did a FANTASTIC job at incorporating Christian values and beliefs into the plot, and help move the plot. At no point did I think his story was over bearing religiously or that the plot was dragging.
I was sucked into the characters lives, experienced their own individual lives journeys. I was amazed and inspired at how some characters found God in their lives, some refused to accept God in their lives, and yet God brought people together when they needed each other.
On the whole, it was a quick, enjoyable, and inspirational read.
I enjoyed it a great deal, and am kicking myself for letting such a wonderful story get lost in my read list.