Window on the World

I am a wife and mom of two grown children (who can't seem to move out) and two furbabies. I write about my family life, as well as causes that are dear to my heart, with recipes every Wednesday and book reviews every Friday. My favorite genre is historical fiction.

The Forever Saga: Flash (Volume 1)

Flash (The Forever Saga, #1) - Sean C. Sousa There are so many things I liked about The Forever Saga: Flash. First, it had an underlying good vs. evil message. There are a few quotes from the Bible, the most repeated being "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." (Isaiah 40:29) This verse is one that has sustained me in difficult times and I love how Brian Renney and Prince Ahya's creator both used it as a switch for the robot.

I also enjoyed the relationship between Brian and Flash. The whole Vaucan race brought back fond memories of a local TV show, Captain Cosmic. Captain Cosmic aired Flash Gordon serials as well as Japanese serials, of which my favorite was Ultraman. Flash and his frenemies remind me a lot of Ultraman.

The story is a nice blend of exciting action and emotional drama. My only problem with this book is the heavy emphasis in parts on hockey. Jason, Brian's son, is a star player, but I felt that the overemphasis on the game scenes detracted from the rest of the book as hockey does not really play a major part in the story.

The best part about the book is that a portion of every sale benefits International Justice Mission and their work to end human trafficking.

Overall, I recommend The Forever Saga: Flash for fans of science fiction, especially those who enjoy the traditional struggle of right and wrong.