|Elisha Davidson and the Shamir,|
Attar's trilogy along with Catriel Sugarman's The Falconi Effect: A Modern Novel about the Days of the Messiah herald a new and exciting genre in Jewish literature. Considering that both authors relied very heavily on Jewish sources for their fantasies, it's clear that Jewish literature can compete with Harry Potter.
Parents who prefer that their children's imaginations be enriched and fertilized by Jewish concepts are in luck. Elisha Davidson, his family, school and friends are perfectly kosher. And even more, Elisha's challenges and adventures can inspire children to read more Bible and commentaries. There's a glossary in the back of the book for those unfamiliar with the basic terms used. So one doesn't have extensive knowledge about Judaism to understand the book. And those who do have a much more advanced understanding of the concepts, they can be challenged to find the sources that Attar used in her writing.
There's lots of suspense in this third volume. Elisha and his "merry band" must complete a very dangerous and crucial task within a limited period of time. If they fail, it would be disastrous.
The final ‘Nine Day’ count-down is ON and the most cataclysmic day on earth is nearly here. Elisha finally knows what he has to do. He must enter the dark time of an ancient and lost world and try to receive one of its most powerful gifts. A gift that will attract armies of light and dark forces who will be watching his every step and are determined to stop him. The greatest masterminds of his generation will be brought together, willingly and unwillingly, to join forces with Elisha in his quest, shattering their veils of secrecy and revealing that what appears to the natural eye is not always the reality.Don't think of Elisha Davidson and The Shamir as a children's book, because it isn't. I found the story totally mesmerizing. Yes, I enjoyed reading it!
Considering that we do live in miraculous times, remember that this week we are celebrating fifty years since the Six Days War, it's not that hard to imagine Redemption getting closer. And we really don't know how the changes will begin. A hundred years ago, nobody in their right mind would admit to predicting a strong, modern, advanced Jewish State, like we now have, in 2017, 5777.
Elisha Davidson and The Shamir is a perfect gift for all ages, including for yourself. So, be sure to get some copies. Enjy!