In the Land of No Kingdom There is based on the great eschatological poem in the book of Isaiah, Chapters 34 and 35, which portrays the end-times war between good and evil. The Kingdom of Cyun has lost the Vessel of Their Lords Presence because of their sins, and only ones without sin can cross the ominous Land of No Kingdom There to retrieve it. Only two can be found worthyJoshua, age twelve, and Sophia, age thirteen.
Joshua is named after Joshua the high priest in the book of Zachariah, who bears the same name as JesusYeshua in Hebrewand is called the Branch. Sophia is named for Lady Wisdom in training. Together these two young people accept the daunting journey of crossing this dangerous land to reach the far mountain of God and to bring back the Vessel of Their Lords Presence before Cyun is invaded by Darkon the Dragon and his hordes.
On their trek Sophia and Joshua encounter the defeated inhabitants who have no hope and a perilous abode, with dangerous animals and plants, scarce food and water, and the Serpent himself. But this brave duo is also helped by unexpected encounters with visitors to this realm and is able at last to complete their mission!
Dragons do stir the imagination. This story brings to mind the biblical references to dragons and other images as the reader enjoys an exciting allegorical tale that parallels prophecy in Scripture. It is an adventure that hooks the reader on what comes next. I recommend it as an exciting read about perilous times that end with victory.
- Rev. Bob Frank-Plumlee, MDiv, retired minister, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)