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Picture a world intricately entwined with our own, yet separate, pulsing with the raw energy and vivid color of Celtic myth come to life. Picture Albion. And enter Lewis Gillies, an Oxford student whose search for a missing friend leads him through a door to another reality, and to unimagined discoveries about life, good and evil, and his own identity and destiny.
Having ascended the throne as Albion's High King, Llew takes the beautiful Goewyn for his queen. But in the midst of their joyous union, treachery is in the making, forcing Llew to choose between the honor of his kingship and the desire of his heart.
His decision drives him across the sea, far beyond Albion to the dark terrors and haunted wastes of the Foul Land. There, as the fabric of two worlds unravels, Llew hurtles headlong toward a final conflict with the Brazen Man. In the balance hangs not only the fate of Goewyn but also the very life-song of Albion, contained within the mystical Singing Stones.
©1993 Stephen R. Lawhead (P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By G. Parish on 12-21-15

Endure to your final reward

This third book in the trilogy is a bit slow and depressing for the first two thirds of it, however, it must be added that it is written with reason and is even an integral part of the setting. Once one gets beyond that the series comes to its fruition and the end, though bittersweet, is one of the most satisfying ends to any series I have ever read. If you have gotten this far, come just a bit further. The journey is worth it.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Hugh on 08-19-09

Better the second time

I found this trilogy to be fascinating. If you've read Joseph Campbell's description of the hero in mythology then you will better understand this story. Lewis is similar to Frodo, Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter; all share the same fate. In addition, check out the Celtic myth of Lugh.

To understand Lawhead's mythology/theology I recommend reading his biography of St. Patrick, "Patrick" and note how it compares to this story.

It was the second time I listened to this trilogy that I truly enjoyed it. Knowing what's going to happen makes it easier to understand Lawhead's symbolism. This is a bard's tale.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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