A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by New Growth Press on June 19th 2016
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Genres: Allegory, Children's Books, Christian, Young Adult
An angry teen, a desperate mother, a missing father, and a shadow lurking in the background. Things were going from bad to worse for Nick and his family. But just as he was ready to leave home, he was given the story of his far-off grandfather to readanother angry young man who lived in the shadows, but whose life was changed forever by his encounter with a carpenter who rescued him as he wandered through a first century graveyard. Could that long ago story save Nick as well?
Dragon Seed is the first book that I’ve ever read by Marty Machowski and I was very impressed by his story-telling capabilities. This book is a fairly fast read—only 160 pages. We see an allegorical look at how Satan (known as the Dragon Lord) first rebelled against his Creator—the King and how he began to plant his dragon seeds across the land.
The story flows at a fast pace. We see the fall of man, the first murder—the dragon’s determination to destroy the King’s creation. We speed through time from the first murder to the promise of a Saviour. Which the dragon lord is determined to destroy.
This story introduces us to the dragon commander known as Legion and learn how he and a legion (1000-6000) of his demons possessed a man.
All of this is told along with the story of a bitter young man in modern times. A young man who the dragon lord wishes to ensnare just as the souls of men were in days gone by. For Legion, the Dragon Lord and the rest of the dragons spread their dragon seed still yet.
This is a eye-opening allegory to share with the young ones in your life that perhaps do not understand that the power of “the dragons” still exist and that they’re going to and fro, seeking who they may destroy.
My only complaint with this book is that the author chose to make the unnamed man in the tombs the one and same as Nicodemus. I know, I know—creative liberties and all. But, they were not the same and it was hard for me to accept them as such.
Otherwise—a fantastic read for Christians and their children.