Asylum: The Circeae Tales by Ashley Hodges Bazer

Leah Courtney

Asylum is a Christian sci fi novel from a new author- Ashley Hodges Bazer.  Although sci fi was once one of my favorite genres, I haven't really enjoyed the last few I've read. Sometimes the author seems to try so hard to make the book sound technical and futuristic or otherworldly that it is just confusing.  I'm happy to say that Asylum was different.

Trista and Chase are both servants of The Crown as part of the Ghosts, a rebellion against The Legacy. When Trista is captured and experimented on, Chase has to trust The Crown to take care of his wife or to enable him to help save her.

Asylum was an allegory of sorts. The Crown was a picture of God in His heavenly kingdom. We, as Christians, are like the Ghosts holding out against an often hostile worldview. There are many times that things don't happen in the way that we had planned or hoped and we have to trust that God is working out His plan in our lives just as Chase had to trust The Crown.

Asylum was a great mix of action, romance, and science fiction. The characters were compelling. The story line was interesting. There was enough information to give the story a science fiction feel without making it too difficult to understand.

It appears that there will be other books forthcoming. I read this on Bazer's website. I will certainly be looking for more.

I give this one a 4.5 star rating and a PG for content.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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