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Ultimate Justice – White Gates Tetralogy, Bk 2.
Want to be free to expand your horizons – even beyond those you can imagine? "Ultimate Justice" continues the story of Jack and Jalli and their white gates adventures begun in "The Kicking Tree".
Jack and Jalli have been settled in the cottage on Planet Joh for two decades, and now their place as adventuring teenagers is taken by their children. The eldest is Kakko whom we encounter here aged 18. She is the character we most follow in Ultimate Justice. Then there is Shaun (16) and Bandi (14) who both play their part to ensure some excitement.
As in The Kicking Tree, however, it is not all plain sailing. Kakko is a headstrong young woman who gets herself into scrape after scrape but, somehow, doesn’t manage to deflect the attentions of her childhood friend and admirer, Tam. Unlike Kakko, Tam is not sporty or quick, but he is solid and dependable and is there to pick up the pieces. How will it all turn out? At the end of the book we get hints of someone that attracts Bandi’s attention, too – an invitation to the third in the White Gates series, "Winds and Wonders".
But there is much more to this story than romances. There are thrills and spills, bombs and bullets, and some very serious reminders of how ugly life can be at times. But throughout the book, there is
the presence of the Creator and the power of love. Kakko nearly always refers to God as She. There seems something special about a creator who creates as a Mother – more ‘hands on’ somehow. But is life fair? Does the Creator have an eye for ultimate justice?
A General Introduction to the White Gates Adventures
The White Gates Adventures have a strong Christian element. Some readers have been critical of this, wanting the references to religion and faith to be less overt. But those who live their lives in relationship to God find it hard – impossible – to contemplate facing everyday life without God present. Connected with God by the bonds of self-giving love, it is who they are.
Readers explain that J.K. Rowling and Veronica Roth (Divergent Trilogy) for example, manage it all right. Those stories are also about the conquest of love over evil. That is true. But Harry and Tris live in worlds that are very distinct and different from the characters of the White Gates. Although Jack, Jalli and their family travel to strange and different planets and have adventures on spacecraft where sci-fi comes into play, they remain non-magical people with no special powers. Harry claims he is an ordinary child, and so he is – but, despite himself, he is the chosen one. Tris is ‘divergent’ and immune to the controlling serums that the enemies deploy.
But in the White Gates Adventures, everyone is as vulnerable as any human being – physically, mentally and spiritually. They find their way through by trusting the Creator who never gives up on them. Jack, Jalli and family are no different from ordinary teenagers, surrounded as they are by identity crises, the pressure of exams, new powerful sexual emotions, authoritarianism in education and religion, bullies, drugs, predators, racial and gender abuse, and the war, violence, hunger and displacement that encroach into ‘civilized’ countries but are common place for young people in many parts of the world.
I have been about a bit and seen much of this for myself. I have been a pastor for four decades meeting people in the crises of their lives – some of it horribly tragic. I have lived in different parts of the world including, most recently, South Sudan. There, time after time, I have found only one strength that enables people to come through, and that is the loving presence of God. There is no way I can put my characters through what they go through without giving them the hope of ultimate victory in Him.
So I make no apologies for the Christian content in these stories – I just ask my readers to bear with me if they would.
May God bless you all,
bound: 464 pages
publisher: Matador; 1 edition (April 11, 2017)
filesize: 1973 KB