The Fourth Nephite (The Fourth Nephite #1)
Busted. Football star Kaleo Steele is caught under the high school bleachers with the wrong group of friends. Even worse, he's caught by his seminary teacher, Brother Mortensen. If Kaleo gets turned in, he'll be in jeopardy of missing the regional championship game.
It doesn't help that Kaleo has been cutting seminary class. But what's the point? Mumbo jumbo stories about...more
Every once in a while a book takes me completely by surprise and I close the pages with a smile on my face. The Fourth Nephite Series is one I now have my eye on, awaiting book two. Here are a few of the many reasons I loved the first book, The Fourth Nephite:
1) The cover. The top half of the front page is gold metallic paper with rusty holes, like the golden plates and the rest of the cover illustration is perfect.
2) The author. I have met Jeffrey and his wife and two book signings an ...more
The Church History facts seemed pretty accurate for the most part, but I didn't appreciate Joseph and Hyrum Smith being portrayed as having the manners of 11 year old boys. Having a food ...more
Some parts of the book seemed to drag on needlessly but that is probably my opinion of time travel. :) Kaleo St ...more
I would give this book a rating of five out of five stars. The writing style of the book was pleasant, the story was set at a good pace, and it had an intriguing concept. The theme in the book is faith. I will, for the most part, be trying to discuss the message the author was trying to portray with the theme. When the main character, Kaleo, finds himself lost in an underground maze of sorts, and no one can hear him, he sits down and prays. Even though he isn ...more
The protagonist is a pretty interesting character, he's not perfect and has an attitude most of the time. He's a very likeable character to read about especially seeing him grow in an environment he is not used to. The only issue I have is the fact that this character has been done bef ...more
I always read his books so quickly. He is an awesome writer. He knows how to create wonderful characters that you love to care about. The main character,Kaleo, learns a lot on his adventure. At first you think he is another sassy kid that j ...more
My thoughts: I loved how I never got bored reading this, I often find that some LDS books are action at first and then taper off, not this one! Great family read, or on your own. Even though this is a middle grades to young adult book I loved it! Great writing ...more
I think many of us would list Joseph Smith as one of the people we would like to meet in heaven. Kaleo Steele, a 17 year old, high school football star with a very shaky testimony get's the opportunity to meet Joseph for real, during the time when he (Joseph) has retrieved the Golden Plates. It probably goes without saying, this is a time travel tale.
This 21st Century t ...more
The main character, Kaleo, is remarkably well-written with believable character attributes that keep the story spinning and those pages turning--I was excited to see what role Kaleo would play in helping to protect the gold plates.
I loved how Jeff included so many answers to "popular" questions about the LDS or Mormon faith--questions that many tee ...more
See, when I can skim through an entire book in just one hour and know upon reaching the ending that I didn't miss anything important or add any new words to my own writing vocabulary, or that I've already read ...more
Oct 31---We finished the book tonight. I kids enjoyed it. I don't think it was the greatest book ever, but I gave it 4 stars because I liked it message so much. It was nice having a story incorporating Gospel messages and testifying of Joseph Smith ...more
A Highs school boy is invited to an after practice party. He is manipulated into ging where he reluctantly takes a beer. Just as he recieves it his seminary teacher walks by and sees him with it. Totally embarrassed he talks to the teacher who he tells he does not have a testimony of the Book of Mormon anyway. The seminary teacher says he will not report him if he will go see "Laden" and he gives him a card with the address. He has to go as if he gets reported he will not be able to p ...more
The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars is I'm not sure how I feel about the fantasy mixed with LDS Church history. In other books, I've definitely NOT liked it. But this one was handled very well. It wasn't offensive to ...more
He also dispensed some cool historical facts about the early 1800s that lent legitimacy to the setting of the novel. Teens will benefit from what Kaleo Steele, the main character, learns as a result of hi ...more
It is the first in a series and I am looking forward to the next book by Mr. Savage.
Savage lives in Spanish Fork, Utah, where I attended high school many, many years ago, so it is kind of fun thinking of that area and a wonderful author living there.
I am sending this book to my teenage grandsons, I think they will love it. The ...more