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If you will not be saved there will be conseuences Based upon platforms and uotes from Conservative political and church leaders The Last Circle chron. Note I received a free copy of The Last Circle in exchange for an honest reviewThe uote that encapsulates the book s premise opens chapter fifteen When the Christian majority takes over this country there will be no satanic churches no free distribution of pornography no talk of rights for homosexuals After the Christian majority takes control pluralism will be seen as immoral and evil and the state will not permit anybody the right to practice evil Gary Potter writer Catholics for Political Action The Last Circle creates this vision in vivid detail Social and economic conditions have become difficult and people are looking for guiding light A man named Stephen Palmer is all too happy to step into the shoes of President and transform the country into a place he had only dreamed aboutThat place is a place of concentration camps named Salvation Centers It s a place where homosexuals and Pagans must flee to the Mexican and Canadian border for amnesty It s a place where neighbors turn on one another and where hatred and fear and starvation are the currencies It s Auschwitz it s the Crusades it s every terrible condition under every despotic regime man has ever createdOn the book s website the author describes how she researched the beliefs of extreme right wing evangelical Christians to create this book But I would need to do no research to know that what she presents is fact I am uite familiar with this rhetoric This was the atmosphere I grew up in a small town in the Midwest where condemnations and judgments were espoused regularly in sermons in casual conversation in after school Bible studies None of the extreme belief encapsulated in the book surprises me It all hits home a little too hardStill all of this begs the uestion Why Why does The Last Circle assert such extremes In this day and age we as reasonable people living in a technologically advanced society would never allow that Or would we That s a uestion you will have to answer for yourself after you read it My answer is that it s the only solution If you promise your followers to root out evil you d better be willing to take each and every measure necessary Fear mongering Lying Torture Killing Otherwise how else will you get the job done It s one of the reasons I tried so hard for years to force myself to believe only to be unable to accept this philosophy It s one of the reasons I walked away The Last Circle made me think A lot It made me think about the past I came from and what I believe now It s a powerful book with a message for all of us one that we hopefully will never have to faceBut As books go I found it a tad frustrating The writing was visual and distant reminding me of a movie than a book I found the enormous cast of characters the Pagans and LGBT group escaping the Palmer regime difficult to keep straight One of the big reveals who is this Gwen that is telling the story of the last circle to the media was confusing because I thought I d simply missed her introduction losing her in the shuffle of so many peopleHowever I feel that this book has a big enough idea presented in a realistic albeit confrontational manner that I would recommend it as food for thought If you re interested in the political and religious hot button issue of church versus state I would give this a read If nothing else it will give you something to chew over long after you ve finished readingAlso published on my blog Magic Mayhem Book Reviews

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The Last Circle

A terrifying chase through the southern states tests the limits of their friendship and someone from among them is secretly tipping off their pursuers. As the current day United States fights toward legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states The Last Circle looks at a what if world if the opposite happens However it s not just about gay marriage but paganism and anything that is deemed un Christian even CinderellaThe fundamentalist Christians have won in The Last Circle and those that do not follow their beliefs are not safe in this dystopian futureThe message in The Last Circle is very heavy handed with an almost preaching like uality of what will happen to the country if Christians take over This could be a real turn off to many readers including myself but not for the reasons you thinkIt just seemed so much was painted in black and white If you re a Christian you re an evil person who doesn t want anyone to be happy and you will go to dire lengths to ensure that salvation comes to everyone even if means they have to give up their freedoms to do so On the other hand if you are pagan or Wiccan and your friends are gay and outcasts from their families you re inherently goodLife does not work this wayWhile I appreciate Gretchen Blickensderfer s fight for a better society it just seemed many of the scenarios were outlandish and many of the characters were walking stereotypes It s a bit complicated than good versus evil especially when painting with such a broad brushThe book also seemed to jump around a bit too much and felt disorganizedOriginally written for Books and Pals book blog May have received a free review copy

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Icles the rise to power of a United States Evangelical theocracy and the small group of Pagan and LGBT friends who must escape the country to survive. I have won this book as a giveaway and shall update this review when I have recieved the book and read itUpdate I never received a copy therefore I didn t read it or write a review


8 thoughts on “The Last Circle

  1. says:

    Last summer we saw something new hit the shelves in terms of dystopian fiction a novel about the rise of a Christian theocratic state and the persecution of alternate faiths and sexualities While Christian Nation was an interesting read however it was also very dry very black and white in its heroes and villains and surprisingly misogynistic in its persecution of gay men over all others including militant te

  2. says:

    Note I received a free copy of The Last Circle in exchange for an honest reviewThe uote that encapsulates the book’s premise opens chapter fifteen“When the Christian majority takes over this country there will be no satanic churches no free distribution of pornography no talk of rights for homosexuals After

  3. says:

    I have won this book as a giveaway and shall update this review when I have recieved the book and read itUpdate I never received a copy; therefore I didn’t read it or write a review

  4. says:

    This is a rather long but very compelling thriller set in a near future American dystopia What could happen if all of the fundamentalist Christian wing nuts got it all their own way politically? This like the very different Handmaid

  5. says:

    I am not usually interested in alternate histories such as what if Hitler got his posting as an artist or what if Hannibal didn't cross the Alps And dystopian stories are not my cup of tea either unless there is some redemption in the story I feel we're living in a dystopia already so I don't need to see any of themHoweverExcept t

  6. says:

    As the current day United States fights toward legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states The Last Circle looks at a “

  7. says:

    I so loved this book Gretchen is a truly fantastic writer who kept me entertained throughout her entire story Her characters were so great I got a big kick out of Shelby in all her righteous indignation over every little thing and it actually made me laugh uite a few times Shelby's use of JK Rowlings as a example of evil made me laugh so hard

  8. says:

    This book has powerful subject matter and is relevant to anyone who has ever felt different and had to flee to survive The Wiccan Coven in the book is described beautifully The interactions of characters explores loyalty and what it means to have doubt outside of a group and some betraying the innermost part of a group This is a great book and I wish there were books on these subjects