Sometimes a story must be told. It swells within the writer’s heart until it bursts forth onto paper. The Three Feathers-The Magnificent Journey of Joshua Aylong by Stefan Bolz is one of these tales.
A young rooster leaves the confines and the comfort of his pen and embarks on an epic journey that will change his life and the lives of everyone he encounters along the way. This book epitomizes the power of friendship, facing your fears, believing in yourself, and the possibility that there is something in this universe that’s much larger than us. Three Feathers delivers hope and encouragement and is a reminder that no matter how black times can get good always triumphs over evil, and light will always pierce darkness.
This story moved me and challenged me. Bolz’s writing style is not as crisp as many mainstream authors. There are sections of the book that become a bit redundant, but at the end of the day the tale is compelling and well worth the read.
The unlikely trio of friends (a rooster, a wolf, and a warhorse) are well-developed and Bolz’s imagery is powerful. The world he created was vivid in my imagination. My favorite thing to picture was the rooster riding the warhorse. Makes me smile just to think of it.
If you are feeling like your life is small and insignificant, I suggest you pick up Three Feathers and take a trip with Joshua. You won’t set it down without being changed.