Book Reviews

I have mostly stuck to discussing Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Terry Brooks on this blog when it comes to literary posts. However, I have decided to expand the focus of the blog to review fantasy, sci-fi, and other fiction, and perhaps academic books as well, which are not exclusively about the above-mentioned authors. When such posts are put up they will be linked under this tab.

It should be noted, my book reviews are different from those you might find on Goodreads or They are not simply a report on how exciting the plot is, how well written the prose or realistic and engaging the characters – though of course any book review worth its salt will do that. The books I review here will dovetail in some important way with the theme of the blog as a whole: the development of the craft of imagination. As such, I will comment on how the book in question provides an opportunity for reflection into psychological, philosophical, theological or otherwise literary concepts which are meaningfully related to that theme.

If you have a book you would like me to review, including if it is a book by you, please email me at theboethianacolyte (at) gmail (dot) com, or leave a comment on this page (not on other posts for other pages of the blog please). Of course, because of my other responsibilities, I won’t necessarily be able to do this immediately, but I would love to have suggestions for what I can add to this new component of The Boethian Acolyte.

Powers and Personalities: A Review of Stan Hawthorne & the Broken Sword, by A.C. Williams

Stop Having Not Read Oath of the Outcast: A Review

Gems of Hope: Poems and Devotionals for those who have Suffered Personal Loss: A Review

Review: Ravenwood: A Morningstar Series Anthology