Walter is no ordinary pigeon. A direct descendant from the great war hero Cher Ami, he knows he is destined for greatness from the moment he flees his coop to escape from a dangerous wild cat. Now in the “wild”, Walter must team up with the more experienced birds to learn how to survive.
As winter fast approaches, Walter must find a human family to care for him- and as luck would have it, he finds the very best human for the job in a young college student named Kenny. But is it luck, or something more?
Traveling home with Kenny for Christmas break, Walter meets grandpa, the famous Sir Alfred Jerome, who seems to have known that Walter would be coming all along. A faithful student under grandpa, Walter learns a great many new things, including the fact that the world is in great peril. But what can a single scientist and a pigeon do about it? And can Walter do anything to help poor Dottie, Kenny’s little sister who is dying from cancer?
I’m sorry to say I was very disappointed with this book. What started off as a very cute and imaginative story about a pigeon quickly became a tangled mess of new age, eastern mysticism, interfaith, and mythology with a thin veneer of Christianity to slip it under the radar of unsuspecting readers.
This book totally crossed the line for me by saying that the Viking god Odin is another name for the God of the Bible (YHWH). As a person of Norwegian and Viking decent, I think I am somewhat qualified in calling this complete hogwash, but the thing that truly concerns me is knowing that young children will read it and not know any better than to believe it.
The shame is that this book seems to be more about these ideas than the actual plot/storyline, which is why I chose to give it only two stars. The author certainly has the right to believe whatever she wants, but I would advise Christians to keep this book away from their kids unless or until they have a rock solid foundation of Apologetics under their belts.
Rating: 2 stars
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the author
S.A. MAHAN lives in the mountains of Colorado with her husband of thirty nine years. She has three children and six grandchildren and is a fiber artist and an avid outdoorswoman. CHRISSIE’S RUN was a 2014 Dante Rosetti finalist, and is a finalist in the 2015 Kindle Book Awards. THE BABY SEA TURTLE was a finalist in the 2015 Colorado Book Awards.