Monday, May 30, 2016

Off the Bookshelf: DAYSTAR, by Kathy Tyers

And so the SF allegory, parable, romance and adventure wraps up with DAYSTAR.

Big book, big ideas, and superb characters that drag you in and make you care -- to the point that you get teary when someone is suffering, and you just want to grab the galactic bullies and self-righteous jerks and grind them to pulp. Know what I mean?

Prophecies that have been waiting for centuries race to fulfillment. The oppression of the Sentinels reaches epic, agonizing proportions. The suffering seems so pointless, and yet everything is planned, everything works together for the ultimate good. Tavkel, the fulfillment of all prophecies, will remake everything, but first there must be immolation. In the midst of what is seen as defeat will lie his victory.

The incarnation, the sacrifice and death and resurrection, all acted out in a futuristic setting ... and yet so very familiar in the human aspect, the battle of pride and fear, the refusal to let go of the darkness within each of us, and learning to trust and obey and surrender.

At the end of the book, I was wondering why I took so long to read this book. Well worth the time. And definitely keeping on my bookshelf, to read again.

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