The Goblin Hunters (book review)

Title: Goblin Hunters
Author: Samuel Schiller
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing
Date: 2013
Pages: 363

The Goblin Hunters (book review)

This is the sixth book in this series by Samuel Schiller. In the last book the Third Legion had beaten the Moloch priests and the First and Second Legions that had rebelled against King Osric.

The Red Goblin, Klabaga, was angry that the priests had lost, but set out to seek the help of a group of trolls from the Zarrin Tappeh to go against the humans again.

While Klabaga is raising his army, Evan follows God’s leading to go somewhere and is captured by Ahmed and sold to the enemy. Aine Ceallaigh gathers the Third Legion together to go through the mountains to gain help against the rising goblin armies. The chance of surviving the trip through the mountains is very slim, but they go anyways.

Throughout this story many lives become intertwined with each other that were previously separate. One of the main characters realizes some mistakes he has made and the horrors of the priests of Moloch. He chooses to become a believer in Iosa (Jesus) and follow the One True God.

Several characters learn to hear from the bird, Julian (the Holy Spirit) in guiding them on their journey. Klabaga can notice that Evan is in the area with the Spirit of God upon him.

This story is very graphic in its descriptions of the battles that occur between the goblins, trolls and humans. It flows back and forth from the goblins to the humans describing what each are doing. There are some parallels to some of the characters in the Bible as to what some of these characters go through on this journey and battle.

Focus on God and His power is often referred to by the characters. Hearing and obeying God is highest priority that many learn as they go along not understanding God’s leading.

Sadly, this book ends with an opening for another book and stating that it will continue in another book, which is, as of yet, to have been written. I will not reveal how the battles end. It may be good or bad. You must read the book to find that out.

I highly recommend reading this book, only after reading the previous five books in this series. It is an encouraging story to build one’s faith in God and trusting that God will make a way where there seems to be no way. It also shows that life is often a series of battles against the enemy, though most often not physical ones as found in this story, but of spiritual battles.

Joshua 10:42 All Because Of God

Knight on a horse

All these kings and their lands Joshua conquered in one campaign, because the LORD, the God of Israel, fought for Israel. Joshua 10:42 

Battles are fought all the time by people everywhere in the world. Some battles are small with just person to person, while others are larger. The levels of the battles can go from individual battles to whole nations or even continents. These battles can also be just words of fighting to thousands of people getting killed.

In each of these battles there is always someone or a group who is leading the fighting. They are giving the directions and guidance as to how to fight and win the battle.

Joshua had been leading the people into the various battles to take over the land of Canaan as God had promised to the Israelites. God had given the direction to go in and destroy every city and everyone in those cities.

As the Israelites were fighting, they were also winning all of the battles. At one point five different kings came up together against the Israelites. In a single campaign, Joshua was able to defeat each of those kings. However, he did not take the credit for winning the battles. He knew that they had won the battles because God had fought for them.

Without God on their side, they would not have won the battles.

Every day believers are also in various battles. They are battling against sin in their own lives, they are battling for the souls of family members, friends, neighbors, and enemies. While the battles may seem personal and the believer is the leader of the battle, it is not the person who wins the battle, it is God.

God is the one who goes with the believer into battle. It is God who gives the strength to win and overcome the enemy.

In your life you will go through some battles. Some will be physical, while the majority will be spiritual. Allow God to guide you in these battles. Allow God to be the one to win the battle with and for you.

Then understand as a battle is won, it was not you had won the battle on your own, but it was God who won the battle. It is God who gives you strength and ability to overcome the enemy.

God is on your side, in that He wants only the best for you–to be like Jesus. This is why He will fight for you. Trust God to win the battles in your life.

I pray today that you will know God’s strength in your life; that you will give God credit for winning battles; that you will allow God to guide you in the battles in your life; and that you will see God’s victory in your life.