Okay, last week I visited A.R. Norris' blog and talked about why I decided to incorporate Biblical mirroring in The Future Savior Series. Today, come along with me as I break down the first three novels in FS (Future Savior) and pull out the Biblical stories that enhance each book. Of course, there are many small snippets of mirroring all throughout The FS Series, I'm only going to talk about a few today.
Be sure to stay tuned to the very end! You can catch a small excerpt from the much anticipated FS4: Desecration!
Future Savior Book One: Conception
There's the obvious theme of the Creator that runs through the entirety of not just FS1: Conception, but the whole FS Series. However, I think for the purposes of this blog I'll stick to actual mirrored scenes and not themes... If I discussed themes we'd be here all day!
I think the first one that really stands out in Conception is the fake name Shaw uses when he's disguised as a teenage book: Russel Samson. Yep, this is an obvious reference to the Biblical Samson and that becomes quite clear in FS2: Resurrection.
The next scene that has significant mirroring is in King Quafin's throne room. The way he badgers Christina to use her powers is very reminiscent of King Herod.
Another obvious one is the entrance into Verna Mount. She's riding on a small pony and the Elves are cheering and waving branches at Christina... yep, pretty obvious.
I'm going to skip a couple for sake of space and time and jump straight to Jonus' victory over the Leviathan ruler. This is a definite mirroring of King David slaying Goliath.
I guess I could talk about the biggest Biblical mirroring that takes place at the end of Conception... but I really don't want to ruin the ending!!! You'll have to check it out for yourself.
Future Savior Book Two: Resurrection
In the very Prologue of FS2: Resurrection there's a little bit of mirroring. Someone has killed themselves and it's an obvious reference to Judas Iscariot.
Christina's return to Meric is, of course, laced with mirroring.
We learn Drexton's story and I might as well have just called him Job!
Jonus continues to resemble the Biblical King David in so many ways.
And Shaw's entire journey in the Xertic realm has quite a few scenes of mirroring. Including Samson and Daniel.
Not to mention young Kendalwyn is a direct mirror reflection of Ester.
Future Savior Book Three: Evacuation
With all the different story lines running through FS3: Evacuation, there's a ton of Biblical mirroring in this one! One of the biggest, and one of the most important, is the people taking Leticia's mark of loyalty. The only way I could have made that one more obvious would have been to make the symbol three 6s!
Trayd's left-handed escape from Eglan's mansion mirrors the Bible story of Ehud.
The walls falling down around the city of Newnan was a direct reference to the walls of Jerrico.
Brezkin's interaction with the giant fish is pretty obvious. But his less obvious scene is where he and Kayliah save the children of Travers from twenty Vaipes using only one sword. I pulled this from Jonathan and his armor bearer defeating twenty Philistines with only one sword.
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There's so much more Biblical themes and mirroring in The Future Savior Series than just this little bit I talked about here today. I have a friend who likes to refer to these as "Finding Easter Eggs". Check out the series for yourself and see how many Easter Eggs you can find! But before you do, here's an excerpt from Future Savior Book Four: Desecration... Sorry, to all of you die hard FS fans... this isn't about Christina and Shaw! This is an excerpt containing some obvious Biblical mirroring.
Future Savior 4: Desecration
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