Synopses & Reviews
Blackfire: The Rise of the Creeping Moors (Volume II of the trilogy) continues the story of four unlikely teenagers who are summoned by a mysterious stranger to save another world being destroyed by evil. Elli Adams and her friends Beatriz, Jamie, and Alex must overcome challenges of blindness, self-confidence, and Down syndrome as they struggle together to fulfill their mysterious calling as Bairnmoor's last prophetic hope. Join them as they adventure through singing forests and stardust valleys full of mystical, glorious, and ferocious creatures, all of which test their resolve in the face of overwhelming adversity. Eckblad's novel wrestles with the age-old questions of Good and Evil and the nature of the heroic life, even as it provides a fresh perspective on how we can have faith in the Good against every indication that Evil is prevailing―and how each of us can be immensely more than we seem to be. ""As the forces of darkness loom ominously in Volume II, Elli and her friends' adventures through Bairnmoor prove even more exciting. Accompanying their journeys through this richly imagined world, we see these characters individually discovering the courage and trust each needs for the coming struggle. This is a thrilling book; in the best traditions of fantasy, it engages our imaginations and challenges our hearts and minds."" --David J. Gouwens, Brite Divinity School James Daniel Eckblad has served as both minister and trial attorney, with degrees in law and theology from UW-Madison and Yale. Having raised four sons in Wisconsin―on Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Rowling―Eckblad now lives with his wife, Mary Ann, in Chicago.