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This book is good, and it s full of adventure, and has the craziest cliffhanger ending so far BUT IT HAS NO MEAGAN AND APOLLUS IN IT Therefore, it can only get three stars I remember how livid I was that I waited years for this book only to have to wait several years to find out about my favorite Roman centurion and his modern day girl. Another good volume about LDS time travelers who go back in time to help scriptural heroes and prophets This volume goes back to the time of the Tower of Babel and the complicated political situation around that era It is another fun read. Again, I loved it However, I hated that not a single word was mentioned about Megan or Apollus I guess I just have to read the next one. I ve completely lost track of who s who, not to mention when and where everyone is The chaotic these books get, the less I enjoy them The plots get convoluted and the cast gets bloated and the feeling has gone from fun but reverent to over the top and magical Don t get me wrong, I love fantasy, but when you mix magic and religion things get a little weird I found the earlier volumes made me want to return to the scriptures and read doctrinal works These make me wonder what happened to the Heimerdinger who made me cry when he wrote about the Savior s visit in the Feathered Serpent The chaos is so extreme that I can t remember much of the book and what I do remember makes little sense Someone needed to rein him in and remind him to focus on story and character There aren t enough index cards in the world to keep track of this plot. This is part two of this chapter of the Tennis Shoes series Solid throughout The ending was stellar. Another great listen too in the car Once again, I read the previous 8 books and now I feel like I need to continue Ok book but not as exciting as the previous books I feel like we are really starting to stretch. It seems whenever Chris Heimerdinger picks a genre to write in then he does much better His first book was firmly historical fiction with a contrived passage through time that worked was brilliant The second one was quite decidedly a fantasy with a magic sword, sorcerers, coffers and assassins This is my favorite of the series and is the only one where none of the main characters travel in time The third and fourth books went back to being historical fiction again with a little bit of murder mystery thrown in at the beginning These ones were also quite good.Then he started the trilogy that consisted of The Sacred Quest, The Lost Scrolls, and The Golden Crown These ones tried to toe the line between fantasy and historical fiction There are sorcerers that do fantastical things while the book insists that they are all just deceptions The problem with that is that there is never any explanation about how those deceptions are carried out Even a few of those magical acts were explained the stories might have made sense The books have a cult that can control who will be bitten by a snake and Scythians who can smell better than dogs and whole load of silliness that doesn t make any sense whatsoever because at the heart of the books they are trying to be historical fiction These ones just kept getting worse the farther along they got This is also another instance where the research got in the way of the story Heimerdinger seemed intent on putting his characters in places just to witness some obscure historical event or meet some historical figure.For this next series of books he s decided to firmly plant his foot in fantasy and the result is surprisingly good This book completely ignores the storyline of Meagan, Apollus and Ryan in the America s and focuses on Mary, Rebekah and Joshua Harry and Stephanie also join in.There are magic stones that good guys can use to figure out how to travel in time and how to fly ancient gliders There is a magic sword that talks to people and corrupts them in almost the same way that the One Ring does it s the same one destroyed in Gadiantons time travel, you know The Tower of Babel is so high that it reaches beyond the clouds and somehow is also recognizable as a Ziggurat There is a city inhabited by angels that floats in the sky Each of these things sounds and preposterous but feels less and less unbelievable as the story moves along because it is a fantasy In this fantasy world cities can float and stones can give revelation to people What makes it even interesting is that much of the magic is merely a fantastical spin on actual gospel lore the magic stones are supposed to be a Urim and Thummim We know very little about the world at the time of the Tower of Babel and that makes it feel like a fantastical place people live hundreds of years still, they believe that they can reach heaven through a tower and why not if it s so close that you can see it.The story is captivating Heimerdinger has finally found a way to portray characters that are not all copies of each other The simplistic view of romance is still there from the other books Some new characters show up that are different enough to seem real The history and culture and arrogance of the people of Nehor are fascinating.I enjoyed this book and found that the adventure and wonder make for a captivating story I found I was a little sad that there are no stories set in this ancient time at least not yet. {DOWNLOAD EPUB} õ Tennis Shoes: Tower of Thunder (Tennis Shoes, #9) Ø In A World Where The Great Patriarchs Of The Bible Still Reign, Rebecca And Joshua Plimpton Face A Terrible Struggle To Save Not Only Themselves, But A Small Baby From A Power Hungry King, A Mighty Hunter Of The Souls Of Men Nimrod Meanwhile, Harry And Steffanie Hawkins Must Face The Warriors Of Shinar And Another Villain Whose Objectives Are The Most Chilling Of All I was pretty impressed with how many different perspectives that Heimerdinger used to tell this story He not only took on three new characters not counting the one for the epilogue , but once again made each voice distinctive and convincing I also think he is just a good writer I love his descriptions of not only physical objects but feelings as well I also think he has great word choice to portray his sentiments exactly I loved the priesthood blessing prayer toward the end of the book especially The ending of this novel also helped me to see one of the underlying themes of this last adventure in the series I feel Heimerdinger is trying to draw a parallel between the battle of the last days and battles in other periods of history His latter day warriors are struggling to sanctify their souls as they also fight to save their lives.