Post August 13, 2013, 02:28:00 PM

Kebakarania by Christy Boston

There is a history of using fantasy as a vehicle for Christian apologetics. C.S. Lewis is the most obvious example. Tolkien's works arguably had Christian themes. So the author of this story is in good company. However, I felt the story was just a little too thinly veiled for my tastes. There's a difference between reading and enjoying a good story and then realizing later you were being preached to, and knowing almost immediately you are being preached to. The story was well written though with just a couple minor technical issues ("throwing insulations and japes" is one example.)