I don’t read a lot of speculative fiction, but Amanda G. Stevens is one of my exceptions. Her newest release, No Less Days, has only cemented that in my mind.
In My Opinion…
David Galloway is a character you can’t help but sympathize. Years (decades and centuries) of living a solitary life while closely guarding his secret haven’t deterred him from living as a man of integrity. A man who is willing to do the right thing, to seek justice, no matter the difficulty.
Even when David finds others like him, he continues to stand on the fringes, often alone in the crowd.
I read Amanda G. Steven’s Haven Seekers series and enjoyed it, but this book has so much more depth to it. Each of the characters is well developed and interesting.
With a hint of nostalgia for the way things once were with references to classic books and movies, and the possibility of something David has given up on edging in. No Less Days is a story that is unique and timeless, one that explores many spiritual topics such as right vs. wrong; listening for (and obeying) God’s voice; and relationship and community without preaching to the reader.
In essence, it’s a book that is worth the time it takes to read, one that left me both satisfied and itching to learn more about the others in this group. Here’s hoping there are more books to come
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About the Book
David Galloway can’t die.
How many lifetimes can God expect one man to live? Over a century old, David Galloway isolates himself from the mortal humans who die or desert him by making a quiet life as a used bookstore owner in Northern Michigan. But then he spots a news article about a man who, like him, should be dead.
Daredevil celebrity Zachary Wilson walked away unscathed from what should have been a deadly fall. David tracks the man down, needing answers. Soon David discovers a close-knit group of individuals as old as he is who offer the sort of kinship and community he hasn’t experienced for decades—but at what cost?
David finds himself keeping secrets other than his own. . .protecting more than himself alone. He’ll have to decide what’s worth the most to him—security or community. When crimes come to light that are older than any mortal, he fears the pressure is more than he can stand. What does God require of him, and is David strong enough to see it through?
I thought this was excellent. I do hope there is a sequel!