"This novel defies conventional classification: is it science fiction? biblical fiction? thriller? The story describes a world where flying two-headed dragons and ogres exist, characters with telepathic gifts communicate with both animals and people, a man named Noah builds an Ark in his backyard, and a six-fingered giant named Lilith wants to take over the world. While th...more
However, Book One of the Chronicles of Susah is different from all of these other series I mentioned - this particular book is set in historical places, coincides with ancient events, and is ...more
Like the MASTER, feeding the 5000 with a few pita breads and some sardines, Sutherland has taken a few scraps of information [what the Bible gives about the world before the Flood of Noah] and has adeptly multiplied those crumbs into a grand, miraculous world of high fantasy, filled with dragons, giants, physical demons, and a host of other dangers. And it is a world populated by a very few brave souls who are willing to stand against the all too ...more
The ultimate battle of good and evil. The young woman Susah has strengths and powers she doesn’t realize as of yet, she has a hint in that she can hear the thoughts and feelings of others. Others are pulled into the lairs of Lilith, evil at its worse, but Susah has the discernment to sense evil. After seeing pa ...more
I also love how the author calls on God for help in his novel.
The descriptive nature and ability of the C.D. Sutherland is astounding. Don't be fooled by the name of the novel- it is not about dragons or witchcraft- but it is a great story.
The dialogue is inpeccable and the writing is flawless!
I thorou ...more
I like how C.D. Sutherland creates an alternate history that is so different yet believable. Susah is a great heroine; the ogres and fallen angels were disgusting and creepy just like good villains need to be. I really was on the edge of my seat and the action s ...more
Charles has successfully done the impossible and brought a religous story most of us know and love and added a wonderful science fiction/fantasy element to it. It is superbly written and the plot is brilliantly orchestrated. My hat is off to you Charles. Keep it up.
P.S. I love the salute to our old squadron, and thanks for making the EWO/Defender a solid character.
Old Buff EWO/Sci Fi Author
Susah determines that she wants to become a Dragoneer and defend Eden. Dragons with both one and two heads, Ogre's, Hogres, Giants, Fallen Angels and much more await Susah in this first of a planned 11 books.
The setting of the book completely captured my imagination. Sutherland brings together some of the best gems of sp ...more
Susah is the daughter of Noah, who wonders why her dad is building the big boat. She can see auras and speak mentally with animals, which is a huge advantage when she finally becomes a dr ...more
Answer: the person that has the ability to command and control one.
Using a female protagonist initially sounded far fetched, but then how could any human have such ability? Susah proves herself to be the unlikely nearly-superhero as she submits to the tough training while retaining her spunky spirit. A most excellent adventure.
I truly enjoy a good book based on Biblucal facts. This isn't it. Although the author references Noah and the ark as well as Noah's family, he/she takes way too much creative license with scripture. Sadly, someone not familiar with the Bible will think these things are true as they did with Dan Brown's books.
I also enjoy a good fantasy. This one has potential although it didn't start getting interesting until half way through the book. When it started really gett ...more
This book was confusing. It takes the familiar story of Genesis and significantly rewrites it. The reader struggles t ...more
and very original in its exploration...if i were disappointed in any way, it was because it actually did not focus much on the mythological aspects that set the stage for the tale...
it did have stylistic issues and a lot of edi ...more
This book had plenty of action, but it didn't seem clear whether it was Biblical fiction - retelling the story of Noah's Ark, or fantasy - going into dragon riding warriors who talk with their minds to animals and people ...more
I am giving this book a 3.3 star rating. I would be inclined to give a 4 star rating if the book arrived at some of the key points more quickly. I like plot development but this book takes to long to develop. I often read Sci- ...more
Born in Virginia, to the son of a coal-miner, who escaped a life in the dark Appalachian mines by jo ...more