Eternity's Edge: Book 2

by Bryan Davis

Zondervan | October 6, 2008 | Trade Paperback

Eternity's Edge: Book 2 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
This fast-paced adventure fantasy trilogy starts with murder and leads teenagers Nathan and Kelly out of their once-familiar world as they struggle to find answers to the tragedy. A mysterious mirror with phantom images, a camera that takes pictures of things they canÆt see, and a violin that unlocks unrecognizable voices À each enigma takes the teens further into an alternate universe where nothing is as it seems.Find out what happens when good battles evil in an alternate universeInterfinity is imminent. In this second book in the Echoes from the Edge series, the merging of Earth and its parallel dimensions means one thing to Nathan ShepherdÙhe must rescue his parents while attempting to save his world and others. But signs foretell the impending collapse of the cosmos. Nathan and his friend Kelly watch the night sky transform into a giant mirror, as stars are replaced by scattered reflections of Earth. The teens are not the only ones on a mission. Mictar, a dimensional stalker who consumes the life energy of his victims, fights to control the universeÙa universe Nathan knows belongs to God. Journeying through dimensional realities, Nathan and Kelly must draw on their God-given gifts of wisdom and courage and the help of faithful friends, as they battle Mictar for lives and worlds sliding toward the edge of destruction.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.56 × 5.5 × 0.95 in

Published: October 6, 2008

Publisher: Zondervan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0310715555

ISBN - 13: 9780310715559

Found in: Religion and Spirituality
Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A thrill ride through alternate dimensions... Eternity’s Edge, the second installment in the Echoes from the Edge trilogy is filled with non-stop action, interdimensional travel and mystery. It has been a few months since I read the first book - Beyond the Reflection’s Edge - and I wish I had reread it prior to delving into the second novel. Davis wastes no time engaging readers in his alternate universe. The characters we came to know in the first title are up and running from the first page, and Davis maintains a grueling pace with nary a pause for air. The typical exposition reminding readers of the events of the previous novel is next to non-existent, so you may want to read the first title again to get your bearings on the world that Davis has created. Due to the complexity of his work – featuring multiple words with identical characters on each earth – it took some time to reorient myself, identify the different worlds, the origins of each character and so on. As Nathan and Kelly Red’s search to find Nathan’s parents continues they quickly learn that Interfinity — the coming together of all three worlds: red, blue and yellow — is close at hand. The interdimensional wounds are growing, and with Solomon Shepherd, Nathan’s father, nowhere to be found, Nathan finds the fate of the three worlds resting in his hands. Wrestling with his priorities, Nathan attempts to make sense of a conflict that he does not yet fully understand. The friendship between Nathan and Kelly develops into a sweet and chastely romantic love that is surprising in its depth and authenticity. The two cling to each other while separated from parents, friends, and the complete lack of normality in the worlds they find themselves exploring. While I’m not a supporter of youthful romance, Nathan’s deep integrity and commitment to purity shine through in all of his actions. He is truly a chivalrous young man, and I admire his deep sense of morality and concern for others. His relationship with a younger version of his mother develops into a sweet filial love as well. Mothers take note; Nathan is a wonderful role model for the young men in your life! While some of the mysteries presented in the first title are brought to some sense of resolution, many more are brought forward. This uncertainty and lack of a clear overview is both frustrating and fascinating, and I read at a break-neck speed in my attempts to discover the secrets of this alternate universe and how exactly God is involved in the entire situation, for He certainly is. By the end of the book much remains to be discovered and a seemingly overwhelming amount of work lies before the young hero and heroine before the rift in the universal fabric can be healed completely. The prolific loose ends and unanswered questions are sure to keep Davis fans on edge as they wait for the release of the third and final novel. Looking back on my review of the original novel I can clearly tell that my fondness for the series has only grown with this new addition. As a young adult I absolutely adored reading stories that featured interdimensional travel, alternative realities and the like. Thankfully Davis, a Christian author, has entered the genre. Though written for teens, adults who enjoy speculative fiction should not miss this series; many of today’s finest authors are writing for young people, particularly in speculative fiction. Though filled with danger and a clear separation of good and evil, Davis’ prose is clean and wholesome. Violent events instigated by the forces of darkness – vision stalkers such as Mictar whose origin we do not yet understand – continue to occur and are disturbing; this is definitely a title for older readers. Davis’ blend of faith, science fiction, and music create a unique and captivating tale. This second installment begins to develop themes relating to the Christian faith, such as sacrificial love, though it’s too early to tell where Davis is headed with them. With his skillful blending of the Christian faith together with a high intensity story line Davis has created a book that is never heavy-handed, and is highly entertaining. Reviewed at http://quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2008-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Eternity's Edge, book two in the Echoes From the Edge Series, is an exciting addition that is (if possible) more exhilarating and more mysterious than Beyond the Reflection's Edge. Nathan Shepherd continues his quest to find his parents and save the world by preventing interfinity, a collision of dimensions, along with Kelly, Daryl, Dr. Simon, Clara, and Patar in the maze of different worlds. Strange things begin happening. The people experience wacky weather, strange dreams, and widespread pandemonium all caused by interfinity, and Mictar, one who seeks to control the cosmos, is at large. Nathan and Kelly set out to restore order and prevent Mictar from destroying the dimensions, and discover the secret of the quattro, a mirror that holds many secrets. Will they stop interfinity? Will Nathan find and rescue his parents? Find out in Eternity's Edge. I highly recommend this book! It has action, humor, selflessless, and wonder. A reader will keep the pages turning as they dive into the adventure alongside the teens.
Date published: 2008-09-27

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Eternity's Edge: Book 2

by Bryan Davis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.56 × 5.5 × 0.95 in

Published: October 6, 2008

Publisher: Zondervan

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0310715555

ISBN - 13: 9780310715559

About the Book

Nathan Shepherd's parents are alive after all. With the imminent collapse of the universe at hand, due to a state called Interfinity, Nathan sets out to find them. With Kelly at his side, he must balance his efforts between searching for his parents and saving the world.

From the Publisher

This fast-paced adventure fantasy trilogy starts with murder and leads teenagers Nathan and Kelly out of their once-familiar world as they struggle to find answers to the tragedy. A mysterious mirror with phantom images, a camera that takes pictures of things they canÆt see, and a violin that unlocks unrecognizable voices À each enigma takes the teens further into an alternate universe where nothing is as it seems.Find out what happens when good battles evil in an alternate universeInterfinity is imminent. In this second book in the Echoes from the Edge series, the merging of Earth and its parallel dimensions means one thing to Nathan ShepherdÙhe must rescue his parents while attempting to save his world and others. But signs foretell the impending collapse of the cosmos. Nathan and his friend Kelly watch the night sky transform into a giant mirror, as stars are replaced by scattered reflections of Earth. The teens are not the only ones on a mission. Mictar, a dimensional stalker who consumes the life energy of his victims, fights to control the universeÙa universe Nathan knows belongs to God. Journeying through dimensional realities, Nathan and Kelly must draw on their God-given gifts of wisdom and courage and the help of faithful friends, as they battle Mictar for lives and worlds sliding toward the edge of destruction.

About the Author

Bryan Davis is the author of the bestselling fantasy series Dragons in Our Midst, Oracles of Fire and Echoes from the Edge. He and his wife, Susie, have seven children and live in western Tennessee where he continues to cook up his imaginative blend of fantasy and inspiration.

Editorial Reviews

The second in this religious fantasy series offers an inventive premise and evocative imagery... a good choice for thoughtful readers with a taste for the Baroque.— Kirkus Reviews

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Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17