Thursday, August 30, 2012

Review of Jennison-Smith's KENDRA

Review of Kendra
Written by S Jennison-Smith

Review by R. Murry

Kendra at first sight is a normal man with a loving wife, children, and family to deal with on a daily basis.  Like many a man he is bored with his day to day routine, living it for the sake of his family.  He lives in a world that is peaceful, fruitful, and complete – no worries other than appeasing the spirits around him.  It’s called The Bosom.

Mr. Jennison-Smith’s Kendra is not of the ordinary spirit.  We find out in the first chapter that he is a half angel who can move from one place to another in a blink of an eye, using his concentrated thought – a father’s gift.  He moves from his peaceful place to earth at will.

On earth, he is a general and champion of a king during the biblical genesis period where Abraham walks the streets with his wife Sarah - One encounter Kendra has on a journey there.  Having read the Bible, I understood the reference.  A non-reader of the Bible may get a little lost. 

However, the author brings us back to the main story after these historical trips, that being Kendra’s human need for adventure and loyalty to his earthly king.  His heavenly spirit side, in this case his Bosom existence, is put on hold to fulfill his human need for escapades.  This is against his wife’s wishes – another sub plot.

The bad guys, an earthly cult is out to kill Kendra, because of his powers and the damage he has inflicted on their kind.  These evil ones have brought war against Kendra’s king and earthly subjects. 

Kendra with his powers can go back and forth to the Bosom, and does make many trips to see his loved ones and rest from his self-proclaimed earthly duties.  The war begins.  At the request of his king, Kendra devises a plan to defeat the overwhelming enemy.   To what end, you’ll have to read the novel.

Mr. Jennison-Smith slowly feeds us information of simple and clear prose.  The reader will not get lost in the names or who’s an angel and who’s not.  He carefully and cautiously involves the reader and brings him to a somewhat anticipated conclusion.
All in all, I’d say the read was enjoyable given the biblical references.     

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