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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
When I read the title of Pursuit: A Story of Dragons, Dreams, Discovery and Destiny by Jim Murdoch, I thought it seems like there is nothing but dragons out there these days - but I decided I'd give it a try as it seemed a little different. And indeed, it is. The story follow three different characters: Einarr, who lives a few centuries in the past and who goes out to find his treasure, knowing that there might be a dragon in his way. Then there is the little girl Gabby, who loves books. Her parents buy her a very old book at a market, which tells the story of Einarr. The book seems to hold a secret that Gabby is destined to discover. Pat, whose wife is pregnant and sick, also comes into possession of the book and meets his long-lost sister, who has the same strange dreams about dragons as her brother. The story of all three characters comes together - but will each of them find what they expected to find?
Pursuit is a book with a message or two that many people still have to learn. I understood several issues in the book right from the start and suspected the outcome very early on, but I assume that many people will have the same questions as the main characters and will be excited about reading and discovering the answers. Or maybe even find their own answers, which the book wants to encourage (I think). Jim Murdoch wrote a story that is interesting and inspiring, and uses the imagery of dragons in quite a fascinating way.