At Least Be Entertaining!

From a review for Jeffrey Quyle’s Against the Empire: The Dominion and Michian

Very addictive. Not being a fervent christian did not detract from me enjoying this book.

Read all the books and they move along and the characters are real enough.

Oddly, I have never seen myself as a fervent Christian.

A form of self-blindness, perhaps?

(Shrug) At least from the internal perspective, it’s more like being a natural atheist who got his illusions shattered by the hardened fist of Reality. With Logic eagerly grinding salt in the wounds.

I wouldn’t put myself in the category of C.S. Lewis, “perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.” I always had a certain affinity for Justice and Law, and yet also an appreciation for a wise and well-balanced Mercy: so an opening for the Christian faith was always there. Throw in a deep distrust when it comes to the sweet words of wealthy and powerful men, and the ground is ready for the Word.

Still, at least from my perspective, there is no great fervency, only the natural outworking of the core principles. So my work tends to be harsh and serious, though hopefully less dark and grim over time, as Good actually does triumph over Evil: on Earth, and not just in the Heavens (and – for that matter – increasingly so in our lifetimes, and not just in the Far Future.)

But I don’t think that I will ever be as entertaining as Jeffery Quyle (never mind C.S. Lewis!) Also, my characters tend to have “four-colour” personalities, somewhat caricatured and simplified compared to actual people in the real world. On the other hand, I think this makes my NPCs more useful for Referees who want to add spice and colour to their adventures.


About Alvin Plummer

I'm working to build a better world, a world that blesses Christ and is blessed by Him. I hope that you're doing the same!
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