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The Pillar of Light (The Legends of Milana #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
When Nani val Dynia awakens in the jungles of Brazil, she has no idea who she is or how she came to the tiny missionary hospital. The only clues to her past lie in the whispered words of a village elder and a forgotten necklace buried at the bottom of a flour jar.

Three years later a group of six teenagers unexpectedly find themselves bound for the same Brazilian jungle, w
Kindle Edition, 211 pages
Published February 12th 2008 by Tate Publishing & Enterprises
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Grace Marshall
I enjoyed the book overall. The author is certainly imaginative and can really create a new world. I enjoyed the Christian elements and much of the thought put behind the symbolism. It's also nice to read a fantasy book that isn't full of dark creatures.

There were, however, a few grammatical errors and not all of the passages flowed smoothly. With a bit more practice and editing though, I think this could really be a fantastic author. I would certainly read more of her work after reading this b
Jennifer Wardrip
May 11, 2008 Jennifer Wardrip rated it liked it
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The story begins when a young girl is brought to the home of two Brazilian missionaries. Doc Miller and his wife, Ruth, live in the jungles of Brazil. They run a hospital and attempt to take care of the local natives, and although the doctor and his wife never feel welcome, they still offer what services they can.

Things change on the night that a tall stranger arrives carrying an injured girl dressed in tattered clothes. The strang
Emily-Jane Orford
Outstanding - a real Narnia experience.
"The Pillar of Light: The Milana Legends, #1" is presented as a Christian fiction series for middle grades. There is clearly an attempt to create a modern version of fantasy/allegory that elevates virtues of courage, faith, and so on, similar to "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." This classification could be stretched to young adults (see my reasoning later in this review), and parents of younger middle graders might want to read the book themselves before putting it in front of their stud ...more
Valicity Garris
As a Christian author myself, I’m always on the prowl for another Christian fantasy or other adventurous fiction. So I was pleasantly pleased when author Anna Travis approached me for a review.

The Pillar of Light is a Christian fantasy that focuses on the message of forgiveness and redemption, two of the most basic pillars of the Christian faith. I thought that alone was a cool play on the faith, books with a message are tough to find these days but ones with a firm Christian message is even ra
Anna Travis
Oct 04, 2015 Anna Travis added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids, teens, Narnia fans
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I'm not going to give a rating to this book, because I wrote it, and that would be lame!

Instead I'd like to share why I wrote it.

My absolute favorite books growing up were The Chronicles of Narnia. I was totally dumbfounded when I found out that C.S. Lewis had long since gone on to Aslan's Country, and there wouldn't be any more! To compensate I used to spend much of my time in the woods, pretending I had found another world of my own.

I started writing The Milana Legends when my husband and I
Heidi R Johnson
Jul 09, 2016 Heidi R Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so pleasantly surprised by this book! It's a Christian Fantasy geared toward young readers, but it captured and held my attention through the whole thing! Anna is a wonderful story teller, I couldn't put this book down!
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Wasn't the best. Too fast paced.
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Willing To Review...: 5th - 8th grade fantasy 2 9 Jun 10, 2015 12:14PM  
I love to write about fantastic worlds where young characters choose to place a high value on courage, loyalty, freedom, and faith.

I'm also a skill collector. This might be due to my short attention span???

Short list: riding, knitting, animal husbandry, sketching, medieval tailoring, archery, hiking, whittling, repelling, rock climbing, giving birth, swimming, diving, snorkeling, sailing, growing
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