This allegory is a fascinating read. Although the author recommends it for ages 14 – 18, those older will find in it nuances that speak to their faith. I did find the character names a little difficult to follow, but that is to be expected in a story such as this. As a story of wasted life and redemption, this is a great read, but adding the subtle flavors of faith, this is a powerful read. I look forward to future works by Mr. Goble, and recommend this story to all readers, Christian and otherwise.