Varzara House, ISBN 978-0975379356
Captain Win’s League research ship is sent on a mission to K’turia to find a missing freighter. The mission is dangerous. Lemians, enemies of the League, are already in K’turia and will capture anyone from the League. When Win and his companions arrive in K’turia, they find the planet stirred by a religious preacher, Jesus.
The story of The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K’turia is obviously very, very similar to the New Testament story of Jesus. There are just so many parallels! What I like about the book is that certain sections in the book seems to have a double meaning. For example, in one scene, Jesus appeared to Win and told him that He will help him overcome his despair. After that encounter with Jesus, it is written:
With each step he (Win) grew stronger, and as he left the camp and entered the orchard, the path, which should have been hidden in darkness, was miraculously easy to see.
I like the way there is a double meaning behind that sentence. Firstly, it can mean literally, ie. physical light and darkness. Secondly, it can mean figuratively, ie. spiritual light and darkness. Another thing I like about this book is its many sub-plots. The sub-plots usually occur at the same time and this adds intrigue to the story. When I received this book, I was a little apprehensive since I’ve never read a book which tries to recreate Jesus’ life in a different setting and era. But, I soon found out that this book stays true to one of the themes of Jesus’ life, His sacrifice for mankind. Overall, The Eternal Messiah: Jesus of K’turia is a thought-provoking and challenging read. The end of the book does not clearly indicate what happens to the League, so maybe a sequel is coming soon? I’m certainly interested in learning about how things work out for the League in the end!
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