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The 'Pprentices, the Puppets, and the Pirates by Sophronia Belle Lyon
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it was amazing

There is so much to say about this story. First of all, it's still not finished, so I hope Sophronia has been writing! Seriously though, it's not a cliffhanger; it has its own ending and closure of sorts. This book, like the first one in the series, is so fully of beautiful descriptive words that paint a lovely picture in the reader's mind. As I said in my review of the first book, it really doesn't matter if you've never read the classics this story draws from. Sophronia has a way of filling in the gaps for you, and she's even concluded small bios of the characters in the back of the book. The Christian themes of this book are so refreshing and touching. I tend to get a little choked up when one of the characters is able to lead another to Christ. Although the book deals in human trafficking, it's not graphic, which I also appreciate. I would like to add that I really enjoyed reading from Ollie's POV this time around. And I love that most of the members of the Alexander company have a past that some religious folks would shun. The fact that orphans, misfits, thieves, and other criminals are accepted, forgiven, and shown mercy and grace is just one more way Sophronia's writing glorifies our Lord and shows the world what kind of God he truly is. I simply cannot wait for the next book in this series. I'm dying to know who the real villain is behind all of the evil that has taken place. Do yourself a favor and get this series. It will take you to another world and time. But enjoy it as it is. Don't pick it apart and compare it to the classic works it was drawn from. It would be just as good if Sophronia had completely made up her own characters. It's her writing that is magnificent, not the classic characters she writes about. Although, I think she makes them even better. Hats off to Sophronia for another well done tale!
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Reading Progress

May 23, 2013 – Started Reading
May 23, 2013 – Shelved
June 12, 2013 –
page 150
44.38%
June 16, 2013 –
page 270
79.88%
June 21, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Brad Francis I also loved reading from Twist's point of view - so much so that I'm a little apprehensive about jumping into the head of another company member for the next book...but I'll read it and probably love it. I trust Sophronia!


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