Kristian's War (The Searcher Series Book 1)
by Peter Wisan
File Size: 428 KB
Print Length: 202 pages
Publication Date: August 21, 2017
Genre: Religious, Sci Fi
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Kristian Anders, a dirt-poor farmer, lives in a land where evil forces take the form of men. The sins of his past weigh heavily on his mind. When a stranger directs him to take a new path, Kristian begins the journey of a lifetime towards a distant King who is rumored to solve all problems. But then a ruthless soldier is dispatched by the ruler of the dark land to capture or kill Kristian. Everything leads to one final fight, where Kristian must defeat the demons of his past or die.
Marine Corps veteran Peter Wisan delivers a gripping, tactical take on the spiritual journey in a blend of heart-stopping action and heart-rending loss. Order a copy now…if you have what it takes to join, KRISTIAN’S WAR.
Kristian lives with his estranged and injured wife, Christi. Christi is in wheelchair, is very bitter and blames Kristian for her condition. The society they live in is restrictive and evil. A neighbor, John Dappler, who is always looking at a new health fad runs, through his farm and hands Kristian a wrapped book that he must hide. John is captured by Sergeant Major Shame and sentenced to death.
Shortly after the execution, an imposing stranger approaches Kris and offers to show him how to reach a distant King who can bring peace and love back to his live. Although it is forbidden to go beyond their home territory, Kristian decides to take the risk to make the dangerous journey to find the King. Evan tells Kristian that he will meet up with him soon, but that Kristian must stay on the straight path even when things or people try to knock him off.
Kristian sets off from Comfort County to the Land of Genuine Experience with a friend who does not last. Along the way, Kristian comes upon forks in the road and faces obstacles such as Discourage, Staff Sergeant Past and others. He also gets help from Grace, Pastor and his daughters, Hope and Faith. The journey is full of danger as Staff Sergeant Past pursues him relentlessly.
While Kristian struggles along his journey the author shares manipulation that is influencing his wife Christi at home. About 75% in the author reveals the events that crippled Christi.
As I began to recognize the allegory this story made me think of Pilgrim’s Progress. Here there is a realistic military force and battle that Kristian must escape. The story line and action moved the story along at a quick pace. I found this entertaining and I found myself shaking my head and smiling at different stages. I recommend this to readers who would enjoy a Biblical allegory.
I received this title from the author through a Goodreads ARC group. I am glad I had the opportunity to read it.