Keagan’s Review of “Still Small Voice” by Allen Brokken

This is a book review written by my son. It has been published with his permission.

Still Small Voice is a middle-grade Christian fantasy novel by Allen Brokken. The story includes many unique elements, such as sacred animals with special gifts and physical forms of good and evil.

Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan are tasked with lighting the Towers of Light and freeing their parents from the Darkness. They try to convince their uncle to take them to Blooming Glen so they can light the Tower of Light. However, their uncle wants to take them to their grandmother’s house and unknowingly leads them off their path. Their enemies prepare traps for them along the way and almost succeed in capturing them.

I enjoyed Still Small Voice. The story is told from multiple points of view, which gave me a better picture of what was going on. There was always something interesting happening. The story did end on a bit of a cliffhangercliff hanger, but that made me want to read more.

I recommend Still Small Voice to anyone who enjoys reading fantasy adventure novels with faith-based messages.

Still Small Voice is available on Amazon.

About Still Small Voice

As defenders of the light, Lauren, Aiden and Ethan take up the Armor of God and embark on a journey to stop the dark forces invading their land.

Because of their faith, twelve-year-old Lauren and her younger brothers, Aiden and Ethan, prevailed in the battle for the Tower of Light. But their victory did not stop the Dark One. Darkness continues to spread across Zoura’s frontier.

Now, in a vision, Mother tells them to light a second tower in Blooming Glen. Before they can set out on their journey with the Knight Protector, their Uncle arrives with a different set of instructions. He doesn’t trust the Knight Protector or the Mighty Mercenaries and believes the children should go to grandma’s house instead.

Unyielding in his belief, Uncle unknowingly leads the children off their path. And a misguided acolyte follows them. Lurking in the shadows, he strikes at every opportunity as the dark forces prepare to descend.

Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan are Zoura’s last defense. Can they convince their Uncle of the truth—that he must listen to the still small voice—and make it to Blooming Glen before the Dark One’s forces overtake them?

Fans of Little House on the Prairie will feel at home in the series’ classic frontier setting, and the sincerity of the children’s love for one another and desire to do the right thing will bring a smile to readers and listeners of all ages.

About Allen Brokken

Allen Brokken is a teacher at heart, a husband and father most of all. He’s a joyful writer by the abundant grace of God. Follow his endeavors @towersoflight, @twodadsandajoke, and Your children can grow their own faith and love of God by following the adventures of Lauren, Aiden, and Ethan (plus their pets!) at

Thanks to Greg Pattridge for hosting MMGM! Be sure to check out the other Marvelous Middle Grade Monday posts!

Published by K.A. Cummins

K.A. Cummins is an award-winning author and artist. Her publications include Havok Publishing, Rattle, Blue Mesa Review, and her middle-grade series, Snow Globe Travelers.

14 thoughts on “Keagan’s Review of “Still Small Voice” by Allen Brokken

  1. Keagan:
    Thank you so much for your honest review. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the story and that the multiple points of view added to your experience. I know the bit of the cliff hanger at the end must be a little frustrating as you want to know what happens next. Fear No Evil, book 3 in the series is out now so you can find out what happens next.

    Also both Still Small Voice and Fear No Evil were chosen by the CIPA as finalists for the 2020 book of the year award for children’s fiction ages 8-12 ( I hope you and your readers will consider voting.

    1. Book three was a truly excellent book, the story keeps getting better, and The cliffhangers haven’t hampered my experience with the books yet. Thank you for writing these great books!

  2. This sounds like an excellent book, and I love the review! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This sounds intriguing. I do like Christian fantasy, and there seems to be more coming out for younger readers. I like that it has some Little House elements as well.
    Thanks for the great review!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it’s good that Christian books for kids have become easier to find. I enjoy them too.

  4. I enjoyed your review very much, Keagan. I read a lot of Christian fiction myself, and this one sounds appealing. Thanks for sharing your review with us for MMGM! :0}

  5. This is a new title to me. I enjoyed your review as I like to find different fantasy stories — I like them and gift them to grandchildren. Thank you for the heads up. Will look for this story. Sounds like there may be a sequel?

    1. Thank you! Yes. This is the second book. The third book is “Fear no Evil.” It came out in December. Hope you and your grandchildren enjoy them!

  6. I hadn’t heard of this either. It sounds like a great fantasy adventure. And glad you want to read more after reading it. Hope you’ll share more reviews.

    1. Thank you! It’s the second book in a great series. The first book is called “Light of Mine.”

  7. Thanks for your review as I had not heard of this title. The story should appeal to many young readers. Great job on presenting your thoughts in an organized and concise way. Hope Mom will let you post more reviews.

    1. Thanks for telling me what you thought of the review! I’ve been doing book reviews to help improve my writing skills, so I’m sure
      there will be more. :)

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