“This is a book that has been written with great care and thought. It refers to many Biblical references, and ties major and significant historical events into a plot where fictitious characters are used to convey a profound message, as well as entertain. Recommended.”
READERS’ FAVORITE, HILARY HAWKES
“In The Castle by Lorilyn Roberts, Daniel, a young Jewish man from present-day Jerusalem, enters the seventh dimension where he learns that time is an illusion. In the seventh dimension, he finds himself in first century Palestine where he becomes witness to events surrounding the arrest and trial of Yeshua (Jesus).
“At the same time, Daniel himself is in danger, wanted by the Roman authorities as a runaway slave, and has escaped from prison.
“Even knowing Yeshua is going to be betrayed and convicted, there is a sense of anxiety and horror experienced by Daniel as he watches the events unfold. But, for Daniel the story doesn’t end there, there is a learning of things to come.
“The Castle is a strong account chock full of historical significance. It is filled with action and drama. It contains a lot of historical detail, sci-fi, fantasy, and even time travel.
“The story is technically well written. The fictional characters are strongly developed and the plotting allowed the story to build up at a steady comfortable pace. The dialogue is sharp, well done, and period specific. All in all, a good story very nicely done.”
REVIEWED BY PAUL JOHNSON FOR READERS’ FAVORITE
“Still wrestling with the knowledge that Jesus is no ordinary man, while simultaneously remembering that Jewish teachers have for years denied any possibility that Jesus might be their long-awaited Messiah,
“Daniel lives through the final week of Jesus life…and sees him resurrected. If seeing is believing, why are so many still unable to believe? And yet, how can you continue to deny what you see?
“As Daniel struggles to believe, particularly when Shale found it so much easier, I found myself wrestling with why those I love can’t see what I see. I also found hope in Lorilyn’s portrayal of a God who doesn’t give up and fights on behalf of his people.
“This series just keeps getting better the further I read!”
SARA, YOUTH PASTOR, AMAZON READER, AND EDITOR
“Seventh Dimension – The Castle’s multiple plot lines keep the reader’s interest on every page, and waiting for more to come in the next book. “The historical research make the story come alive. Like Daniel, in the story, we each must come to grips with Who is this Yeshua?”
“Seventh Dimension – The Castle is another thrilling adventure by Christian author, Lorilyn Roberts. As with the other books of the series, the author pulls the reader into the story with compelling dialogue and endearing characters.
“The reader gets a very clear view of what it would be like to live in Jerusalem during the time of Christ, and from the extent of the details within the book, it is obvious that the author did her homework.
“I had the opportunity to read the first book in the Seventh Dimension Series but not the second. That being the case, I had no real issues following along in Book Three though there were a few elements alluded to that left me wondering.
“I say this not in a negative way but rather to urge the reader to read each book in the series in order to gain the most from the continuing storyline. As much as I enjoyed the third book, I have no doubt that I would have enjoyed it even more if I had read the second book in the series as well. That is simply the nature of a good series!
“Overall, I truly enjoyed The Castle and would highly recommend it to young adult readers and those who may simply be young at heart. It is a clean read with a lot of adventure, romance, mystery and much more.”
DANA RONGIONE, AUTHOR AND AMAZON READER
“The Castle: A Young Adult Fantasy (Seventh Dimension Series Book 3) This is truly an awesome series, and since I gave 5 stars to The Door, Book 1, and six stars to The King, Book 2, I must give 7 stars to this newest release, The Castle, Book 3. Once more, the familiar characters interact, and reveal more about the different time dimensions in which the story is told.
“I found the section about the Crucifixion the most compelling, having this literally earth-shattering event described through the eyes of a young man from 2015…
“The juxtaposition of other historical events, including the description of Caiaphas with a shadow of a swastika, made the story eerily plausible.
“Later in the book, it was also enjoyable to become reacquainted with some of the characters of Ms. Roberts’ children’s book The Donkey and the King…all of these swirling and interconnecting through different dimensions of time.
“Once again, I find myself grateful that the series will continue, as well as impatient that I have to wait!”
SHERRILL S. CANNON, AUTHOR AND AMAZON READER
The Seventh Dimension Award-Winning Series continues in The Castle.
Haunted by a recurring dream of his missing father in a mysterious castle, 17-year-old Daniel is captured by the Romans and finds asylum in the Temple. There he discovers a scroll that reveals his future concerning a wager between good and evil.
But the stakes are raised when he witnesses the trial and crucifixion of Yeshua. The convergence of time with supernatural events creates a suspenseful ending where things aren’t as they appear.
Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist
Winner of the 2015 Literary Classics Awards for YA faith-based fiction.
Finalist: Religious fiction category 2015 USA Best Book Awards.
Winner of Young Adult Spirituality 2015 –
2016 Great Southeast Book Festival Runner-Up Winner for YA
2016 New York Book Festival honorable mention
What is the Seventh Dimension? “A spiritual kingdom lies all about us, enclosing us, embracing us, altogether within reach of our inner selves, waiting for us to recognize it. God Himself is here waiting our response to His Presence. This eternal world will come alive to us the moment we begin to reckon upon its reality.”- A. W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God.