Mendacium, C.L. Aguilar

Christian Fiction, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Space Opera

In a world where fathers are not only absent, but often ridiculed, it is refreshing to find a man who will stand up, despite his failures, to protect and save his children. Such is the case with John Randall, a broken man trying to put the pieces of his shattered family back together.

With John’s marriage torn apart by his own self-indulgence, his teenage son, Matthew, is left to find refuge in the online world of fantasy – his mind becoming so entangled in the duality between what is real and what is fiction that his soul becomes united with delusion and falsehood. 

When Matthew becomes mentally debilitated by a suspicious car accident, his seemingly estranged father does anything necessary to pull him out of an evilly induced coma, even to the point of participating in an experimental procedure where he will have to go beyond the comforts of his worldview to sever the fantasies that imprison his son. Though determined to liberate Matthew, John will discover there are supremely darker forces than he realized pushing against his success.

Before I begin my review for Mendacium I have to quickly mention that this book would make for the perfect fantasy movie! When I finished this book, it felt as if a movie was playing in my mind and so I really do hope this happens one day because Mendacium is exceptional and I am obsessed! Mendacium is a novel I was excited to read thanks to the description and the multiple themes it alludes to. Mendacium is an exceptional fantasy/Christian fiction novel that will alight readers minds with amazement and entertain them from start to finish. This is because the extraordinary author, C.L. Aguilar perfectly captivates her readers early in the start thanks to her wealth of world development and intriguing plot. I would already recommend that you lovely readers have a read of Mendacium however if you need more convincing then continue to read!

Mendacium is a unique novel that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, John Randall. John lives in a world in which fathers are absent and ‘ridiculed’ however John is different because he wants to be a father to his son Matthew; however, society makes it hard for him to do so. John has been through a lot, and he is trying desperately to pull his family back together, however, when his teenage son Matthew gets involved in an online world of fantasy, this will be even more difficult. Matthew finds himself in a horrific accident, and he ends up in a coma. However, this coma is different as it is an ‘evilly induced coma’ and so Matthew’s father John will have to participate in an experimental and terrifying procedure to rescue his son, and this book lovers is the premise of the thrilling Mendacium!

Mendacium is a fantasy novel, however, it is also in part a piece of Christian science fiction novel thanks to the religious themes explored and they are explored perfectly thanks to the remarkable author. The story of Mendacium is phenomenal, and the wealth of enticing information combined with the exceptional story will entertain readers from beginning to end. The author of Mendacium, C.L. Aguilar perfectly describes every event and all the details for you. I admit that some science fiction/fantasy novels can be confusing, sometimes the literature is too dense so that you feel as if you are walking towards a strong current – you can’t push through the text – however I found with Aguilar’s literature that although it was detailed, it was immersive. Aguilar manages to draw you in quickly and guide you along the way while never confusing you and I am impressed with Aguilar’s talent to accomplish this as it is not easily done.

Mendacium is a remarkable, fascinating and addictive read that managed to entertain me for many hours on end thanks to the unique premise of the story as well as the excellent literature courtesy of Aguilar. Mendacium has fast become one of my favorite reads of the year and throughout my review, I will explain just why this is, but in short, it is because the story is sensational! Very rarely do I discover a book that captivates me as fast as Mendacium has so the fact that I am so taken with this book shows you, readers, that this book indeed is incredible and not to be missed!

C.L. Aguilar is the well-accomplished author of Mendacium and her brilliant prose, as well as her creativity, needs to be applauded by both writers and readers alike as she has managed to write an engrossing story that will hook its readers for many hours on end. Aguilar has clearly invested a lot of time developing her story, and this is evident thanks to the well-founded knowledge laced through the story throughout the book and how beautifully it flows from beginning to end.

Overall Mendacium is an incredible, phenomenal and breathtaking story that is immersive and full of detailed world-building so I, of course, have to award the stellar read an excellent five stars! So please, do read this book, book lovers and get lost in an incredible story as it will entertain you from beginning to end and leave a lasting impression.

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on Mendacium. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

Below I have attached some links about the author and this wonderful book so if you would like to learn more about the author and the book then please have a browse. Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to read your thoughts on this book!

Amazon U.S.Amazon U.K. 

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