Happy New Year Everyone!
What a wonderful book to open 2011 with! The Wolf of Tebron is most interesting and I look forward to the next books in the series.
As a wounded, beat up wizard flees the darkness closing in around him, so opens this book. Soon we meet a man., Joran. He is having nightmares about his wife, Charris, who is the love of his life. He keeps dreaming that he can't get to her. Becoming very worried he checks it out, only to find out she has vanished! Loosing her simply will not do, so he goes on a major quest to find her. Finding her is not going to be easy at all!
As Joran searches for his love, he meets with a huge wolf, Ruyah. This giant beautiful wolf is able to talk to Joran and help him in his search for his wife. ( I have a fondness for talking animals in books, so this was fun!)
Joran finds he will have to traverse the world and more in his extensive search. This is not easy for Joran is only a human man, and as such has his own flaws and issues to cope with. He is a wonderful husband, and I appreciate that! Joran will do what it takes, with faithful Ruyah at his side, in order to return Charris to his side.
For those who care to see, and I do, redemption and love, hope and faith are easily seen in this book. While compared in many places to C.S. Lewis's work, I find it different, and wonderful as well! I am eagerly awaiting the next books in The Heaven's Gate series!
Synopsis & Book Info:
A young blacksmith must undertake a perilous journey to the four ends of the world to rescue his wife, who is held captive by the Moon. Along the way, he befriends a powerful wolf who encourages, protects, and ultimately sacrifices his life to save his human friend. A stirring allegory of Gods love in classic fairy tale tradition.
Susanne C. S. Lakin comes from a family of successful writers. She grew up collating television scripts for her mother, a screenwriter, story editor, and producer for television. As an adult, Susanne assisted in developing series for television, and while raising two daughters and running a bed and breakfast inn in northern California, wrote her first three novels and a cookbook. In 2009, Susanne s contemporary novel, Someone to Blame won the Zondervan First Novel contest at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. The novel will be published by Zondervan in August of 2010. She and her husband, Lee Miller, continue to live in California, where she currently works as a freelance copy editor and writing mentor.
Link to the book Series: http://www.gatesofheavenseries.net/
Book link - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0899578888
Author’s web site - http://www.cslakin.com/
Author’s blog - http://cslakin.blogspot.com/
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