An Echo in the Darkness

An Echo in the Darkness

Book - 2002
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Publisher: Wheaton, Ill. : Tyndale House Publishers, 2002, c1994.
ISBN: 9780739447628
0739447629
Characteristics: xxiv, 452 pages ;,21 cm.

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Achingly sad, 'An Echo in the Darkness' brims with heartbroken characters, empty lives, and the power of faith. Julia's former youth and liveliness is replaced by frailty and pain, and Marcus is beginning to see the error of Rome and his own faults. It's an emotional and grim read, and can be hard to get through at times. There are a few editing errors that mar this otherwise exemplary piece of Christian historical fiction. But this sequel is a solid companion to its predecessor, and I don't know if it's possible to thank Francine Rivers more.

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cficca
Jun 17, 2016

I looooved this book! Francine Rivers is an excellent author.

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LadySade
Aug 20, 2015

let me begin by saying that my review of this book does not dull the brilliance of the author. She remains an outstanding author even though this second installment is just is-not-all-its-cracked-up-to-be. If anything, its grossly overrated. it is average at best and pales in comparison to the first installment in The Mark of the lion series. I read the first book and I was utterly blown away. Tears were in my eyes. I was pounding the pavement. Unfortunately, I had high expectations for the second story and I was sorely disappointed. I just was not convinced about Marcus's ardent and devoted affection to Hadassah that would drive him to go on such a journey. I see Rivers really tried to convince the reader. And then the historical and biblical inaccuracies were maddening! case in point: the baptism scene. Evidently the author failed to research how baptism was performed before it was changed to titles (recorded in catholic pedias). When I read through the scenes, I actually felt sorry for the author, that she was ignorant of something abundantly clear. And then Hadassah, the heroine, she became such a work of fiction that I could no longer relate to. Then the big fat happy ending where everyone supposedly get saved and Marcus and the heroine get married and have a bevy of kids..stale and rushed. Its like the author ran out ideas. I actually wish I skipped this book and that the series started and ended at book one.

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busy4her
May 10, 2015

Echo in the Darkness has it all, romance, adventure, and biblical truths and trials.

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AnLouCo
Oct 25, 2014

This author is my favorite author. She makes her characters have such emotions, thoughts, and struggles, and courage that I can readily relate to them. This second book in the Mark of the Lion series is worth reading again, as are all three of the books in the series.

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lynnieoniel
Mar 09, 2014

I love love this book!!! Francine Rivers brings Rome to life and the hope of Christ is all through this book!! Must read!!!

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lelaF
Jun 30, 2013

Very good book. I couldn't put it down!!!! like banana197 said its very moving!

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banana197
Dec 22, 2011

moving. hard to put down!

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Bells
Jan 18, 2010

The moving sequel to "A voice in the Wind." This series is one of my favourites of all time.

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Bookworm283
Dec 06, 2008

Second book in the Mark of the Lion series

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Sexual Content: Some descriptions of caressing, kissing, and arousing desire, some homosexuality (although those kinds of relationships are frowned upon), and references to and/or situations including prostitution, STDs, genitals, sexual intercourse, and rape.

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Violence: Pagan sacrifices with somewhat graphic descriptions of animals being slaughtered. One character has an incurable STD that makes her weak and leaves bruises and sores on her body; other disease and medical conditions referenced. Gladiatorial fighting in the Roman arena is referenced. One character is grief-stricken by the memory of one character being thrown to lions in the arena.

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Coarse Language: One or two uses of damn, accursed.

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Deborah: If a centurion ordered a legionnaire to go into battle, would he not go?
Marcus: Hadassah wasn't a soldier.
Deborah: Wasn't she? Rome builds armies to take land and people captive, to expand the boundaries of the Empire to the farthest reaches of the known world. But Hadassah was a soldier in another kind of army, one that fights a spiritual battle to free the human heart. And in that war, God's will prevails.
Marcus: She lost her battle.
Deborah. You're here.

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Gwen904
Sep 20, 2018

Yet he couldn't help but wonder if a society that murdered helpless children did not deserve to be undone.
- Prologue, page xviii, from Alexander's perspective

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banana197
Jul 10, 2012

banana197 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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banana197
Jul 10, 2012

The sequel to "A voice in the wind", this is the story of Marcus, who is searching for answers. As he ignores his sister, and God, Marcus looks for answers only God can give him; which includes forgiveness for his sister.

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