Friday, February 3, 2012

Review: The Lightforce Rebellion by Christopher Walker

“Zach Moran has never measured up. And when he runs through a mysterious door in order to escape a bully, he unwittingly finds himself trapped in the strange, yet familiar world of Foronar. The thief Soren has stolen the device that would allow Zach to travel back home. Now he sets out to recover it with the help of his newfound friends Sid and Walter, and a beautiful girl—Erika.
But Erika has a dark secret of her own. She is Soren's adopted daughter, tasked by the thief to lead Zach to him. For Zach is the key to Soren's own designs. Designs fit for him, and him alone. Now Zach must conquer his fears, face death, and stop Soren... or remain trapped forever.”
I first heard about The Lightforce Rebellion from my husband, who happens to be friends with the author. However, that was all the encouragement I needed to search for and immediately buy it from Amazon’s Kindle store – and I’m so glad that I did. This book is one that will keep you guessing until the very end. It’s full of characters that are well-developed, unique, and entertaining. Sid, for example, is one of the characters in the book who is incredibly entertaining. He is the kind of guy who, no matter what the situation is, will always be able to make you laugh. Throughout the entire book, Sid is constantly cracking jokes, even while he tries to help Zach, the main character, on his quest to save the world and get back home. Sid reminds me of that goofy uncle who doesn’t seem to have a serious bone in his body, and he immediately became one of my favorite characters because of that.

Not only that, but the characters themselves are ones that you can easily relate to, making them seem more like real people. Zach, for example, is nothing like the typical hero that you see in many other books. He is the small, younger brother-type character who you would not expect to see as a protagonist. In other words, he is just like everyone else, just your average kid. And yet, throughout the entire story, he is tasked with being a rather unlikely hero to save the unfamiliar world in which he finds himself. The Lightforce Rebellion – quite literally – transports you to an entirely different world, too. The book starts off in a town in Kansas, but most of the story takes place in a place called Foronar. This world, while similar to ours, has its differences, as well. For example, in Foronar cars have the ability to fly. Foronar is also home to some interesting creatures, such as Cirrans, who are made up of cloud matter, and Fyros, who are made of rock. If you enjoy books that have suspenseful, energetic, and well-crafted storylines, then The Lightforce Rebellion is the book for you.
I Rate This Book:

Being such an avid reader, I often run into the problem of being able to predict what is going to happen next in a book. With The Lightforce Rebellion, that was definitely not the case. The plot twists in this book were enough to keep me on my toes throughout the entire story and made it difficult for me to pin down who the good and bad guys were, which I really enjoyed. I was able to finish this book within a week because I could not seem to put it down. I, for one, can’t wait to read more from this author!

Chris, as he is known to his friends, was raised in Kansas and is deeply fascinated by history, philosophy, and how the development of our culture has affected our notions of fatherhood and growing up. He currently lives in Vancouver, WA in a third-floor apartment along with his Star Wars novel collection. He is also suffering from a horrible Minecraft addiction. Send an intervention team, please.

The Lightforce Rebellion is Christopher Walker’s first published work. It is currently available for Kindle and Nook e-readers, as well as on