A press release at prlog.
(PRLog.Org) “ Oct 04, 2007 “ La Crosse, WI. Even though A.R. Horvathâ’s Fidelis has been available since 2006, positive reviews still are arriving. These arrive in the midst of rumors that Fidelisis going to be released in hard cover for the Christmas season.
Though openly a Christian author, Horvath argues that he considers himself to be an author who is a Christian and not an author creating Christian literature. That said, Ms. Heimann’s review makes it clear that Christians will approve of many of the themes percolating within his book.
For example, she writes: Put quite simply, Fidelis depicts the battle of good vs. evil. Similar in nature to the writings of C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien, Fidelis bears a Christian theme, includes Scripture passages, and is rich in Christian symbolism. Other comparisons are invoked merely in the title of her review: An Alternative to Harry Potter.
Though the Christian symbolism is clear in many cases, Ms Heimann adds, Both Christians and non-Christians alike will find Fidelis enjoyable, as it focuses on man’s universal struggles of good vs. evil and truth vs. propaganda. Fidelis is an action- packed, imaginative fantasy that subtly instructs, entertains, and intellectually provokes the reader. It is fascinating reading.
This sentiment is echoed in another favorable review that is recorded on Horvath’s discussion forum posted by a secular humanist, Full of fascinating characters, replete with Tolkeinesque battle sequences and poetical songs, woven with biblical themes and tied up with some extremely fine writing Anthony Horvath’s ‘Fidelis’ is a must-read for fans of the genre which he has single-handedly created with his first novel. Quite an achievement.
Horvath says that this reaction is exactly what he wanted to generate. I wanted to produce a story that just about anyone would enjoy but would allow me to explore themes that are important to me from a perspective that is important to me. As the later books are released, I think these themes will continue to be fleshed out, and if I am as successful with them as I seem to be with Fidelis, people will enjoy the yarn, whether they agree with me or not.
Horvath is available for interviews, seminars, and lectures and can be reached best at his email address at author@ birthpangs.com. Heimannâ€™s review can be found at her blog at http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2007/10/book-review-harry-potter-alternative.html or by by visiting A.R. Horvathâ€™s web page at http://www.birthpangs.com. Horvath maintains a Christian ministry site at http://www.sntjohnny.com
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“Fidelis” follows the path of a man waking up in a broken world that is pockmarked from nuclear strikes and still coping with the lingering effects of a terrible disease. He discovers the equally new landscape of his own soul. Filled with adventure and warfare, as equally compelling is its attempt to explore concepts of truth, valor, manhood, and destiny. The crutches of society have collapsed. The intangible characteristics that make the human race indomitable are now permitted expression. “Fidelis” is the first of the “Birth Pangs” series by author A.R. Horvath.
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