The Master of Secrets
D. S. Lliteras
What follows is my review for the novel The Master of Secrets by D. S. Lliteras. Before I go into the review, I’d like to say a few words about Lliteras. For one, he’s a very accomplished author and has written ten books in the past ten years. Most of his work centers around the time of Christ’s crucifixion. It explores this period in a shockingly gritty fashion and is both informative to read for what it reveals about the period and entertaining as his characters tend to be interesting, terrifying, or infinitely likeable. One last qualifier — Lliteras’s work does not beat you over the head with the Bible. His narratives are balanced and, in my opinion, enjoyable for Christian and non-Christian readers alike.
Now for “The Master of Secrets” ….
“The Master of Secrets” is a fable set in biblical times. It is the story of the adventure of a pre-teen boy — Addan — who was also a disciple and a witness to Christ’s crucifixion. He is swept away into an outer darkness filled with danger, temptation, and adventure. Reeling from the shock and desolation of Golgotha, Addan, falls in with a likable scoundrel, a heroic thief and individualistic pagan, a charismatic seller of potions and stories. (more…)