What a week I have been having! Both good and bad things. I hope yours is well. Mine was definatly made more fascinating and relaxing by this wonderful book! I honestly can't wait to read the other books!
Chris Walley's The Shadow and Night was two books prior to this release. I can tell you this much, I have the rest of this trilogy on my *must have* list! :D This book has made me think, and escape, and ponder. Mr. Walley sent a wonderful letter with this book saying that he didn't try to be compared to C.S. Lewis. However, he did that!!! I definatly am seeing a wonderful fascinating work that is every bit as fascinating to read as C.S. Lewis's Space Trilogy. The letter Mr. Walley sent also said that he wasn't working on any major theology in this book, but I loved was I was reading!!!
The whole setting from the start reminds me of reading about the 1,000 year reign of Peace after Christ returns, in which our Bible tells us that Satan will be able to come back and try to deceive many. When I was young I asked my Mother how could that be possible? How could *anyone* not see what evil is? How could they not know what sin and a fallen world is like? She told me that it would be because all those people born and living in that time frame would have been living much like it was in the Garden of Eden. They would be able to be pray to sin and Satan because they would have never known that before. While that wasn't what had caused the great peace in this book, so many things in this work, including a lasting peace the point that no one remembers what things were like prior, was wonderfully written. It has my mind thinking a great deal, and I really like that.
I even liked the name of this trilogy, The Lamb Among The Stars. Even the title carries power, and thought, and a promise of some really good reading. Chris Walley's work does just that too!
Oh, and before I go, I am thankful that Mr. Walley is British from Wales. I have a good bit of English/British blood in me, as well as Scottish/Irish. While I haven't gone overseas to England or other places I want to go in my life time, I have found over the years that my bloodlines do affect me. I love hot tea, of almost anykind for one example. In this case, my blood does tell, and I adored this book even more for the background of the author. ;)
I totally agree with one more thing that Mr. Walley put in his letter. Yes, for all Celts, and maybe even those of us who are farther removed from our ancestral home lands, the lines between the "real" world and the "Spirit" world are very thin, and often we see through it and work to understand or act upon what we have seen.
I can't wait to read more of this series, or anything else I can find that Chris Walley has written! He has been added to my Favorite Authors list. I hope that in the future, when I get to book #3, that I can interview him simply because it would be a great deal of fun, and an honor.
Featured author, Chris Walley Web site - http://www.chriswalley.net/
Author blog - http://chriswalley.blogspot.com/
Featured book, The Shadow and Night - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1414313276
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