Percy Jackson, move over! Jonah Stone is here!
What if Nephilim—the children of angels and men—still walked the earth? And their very presence put the entire world in danger? In Spirit Fighter, Jonah and Eliza Stone learn that their mother is a Nephilim and that they have special powers as quarter-angels. When their mom is kidnapped by fallen angels, they must use those powers to save her. Along the way, they discover that there is a very real and dangerous war going on between good and evil and that God has a big part for them to play in that war.
Parents today are looking for fiction that makes Christianity and the Bible exciting for their kids. This series is the Christian answer to Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, The Secret Series and other middle-grade series packed with adventure, action, and supernatural fights. Son of Angels, Jonah Stone will be the first series in the market to explore this topic from a biblical perspective with content that is appropriate and exciting for middle-grade readers.
With an avid 12-year-old reader, I am always on the lookout for new pre-teen series, especially something that seems action oriented.
Noah loves Star Wars and I’m sure he would enjoy the Percy Jackson series but we’re not completely comfortable with all of the magic in some of those series.
So I was curious to see if Spirit Fighter (book 1 of a series) would be something he would enjoy. As an adult I enjoyed it and it was a nice quick read (which isn’t saying much for me).
Jonah and Eliza are “quarterlings” – 1/4 angel and 3/4 human. When their mother is kidnapped by fallen angels (she’s half angel) they are given the mission of saving her with several angels helping them out.
The kids do have powers (strength & speed for Jonah; shield of protection for Eliza). Once they realize who/what they are, they can suddenly see some of the “dark forces” that are at work around the world.
The book doesn’t deal with a lot of scripture other than the armor of God and a couple other verses. But Jonah is learning to pray when he gets in trouble and see God’s wisdom – to look for answers and help.
The author is fairly graphic in his descriptions of the fallen angels so you’ll need to know your child to know if it will be too much for him to handle.
I’m anxious to see what Noah thinks of the book – I’ll let you know what he says.