Title: Ethereal Influence: The Inquisition
Author: Lana Bradstream
Series: Ethereal Influence #2
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Fantasy
The Inquisition is a time of turmoil and fear. It is a time of horror and atrocities, when the faith of people waiver. Inquisitor Nikolaus is experiencing a lack of faith as he orders torture and death for scores of people – some of whom he believes were innocent. Lorenz, an angel of God, is sent to restore his faith and bring him back to God. But, the fallen angel Jakob is intent on capturing Nikolaus’ soul with the aid of Ayla, a real witch who has surrendered her own soul.
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About the Author
Lana Bradstream has spent 11 years as a newspaper reporter, columnist and freelance reporter for the Timber Lake Topic, the Mobridge Tribune, the Custer County Chronicle, the Rapid City Weekly News, the Box Elder Horizon, the Rapid City Journal and Demand Media Studios.
Her work has garnered her numerous awards, such as the South Dakota Newspaper Association (SDNA) First Place Best New Story (2001) and SDNA Second Place Outstanding Young Journalist (2001). She was also a featured poet at the Medora Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Mrs. Bradstream has been a Type 1 diabetic for 23 years. She has been married for seven years with one beautiful 6-year-old daughter and an infant son.
I only got this book two days ago, I’ve been reading almost half way through on the first night and basically just finished tonight with this story. It’s a fast paste novel, and one I wouldn’t pick up to read because of the Inquisition time period, but when I saw the word Angels in the synopsis, I just had to.. Please note that I haven’t read the first novel, I started with this one.
It follows Inquisitor Nicolaus that strongly believes the church is killing innocent people, who were accused of Witch craft. I really felt for him in his time of struggle and a lot of people will connect with this character on some level. We were all there at one stage, some of us are still stuck. Then God send Lorenz, an angel to help him through this and to bring people to God, but where there is always good, evil will show up too, and in this book it’s in the form of Jacob, a fallen angel who is there to just do the opposite.
I really enjoyed this novel, Lana brought out emotions in me that I haven’t felt for a long time. I think she did a marvelous job by creating her characters and researching the Inquisition times. Her descriptions were vivid, and sometimes too much, but I got through it.
This is definitely a Christian novel and I loved the story line.
My rating got a bit effected with a couple of writing mechanics, but it doesn’t stop me from recommending this to anyone.
Good luck with your novel, Lana,