The Paradise War
From the dreaming spires of Oxford, Lewis Gillies drives north to seek a mythical creature in a misty glen in Scotland. Expecting little more than a weekend diversion, Lewis finds himself in a mystical place where two worlds meet, in the time-between-times--and in the heart of a battle between... show more
From the dreaming spires of Oxford, Lewis Gillies drives north to seek a mythical creature in a misty glen in Scotland. Expecting little more than a weekend diversion, Lewis finds himself in a mystical place where two worlds meet, in the time-between-times--and in the heart of a battle between good and evil.The ancient Celts admitted no separation between this world and the Otherworld: the two were delicately interwoven, each dependent on the other. The Paradise War crosses the thin places between this world and that, as Lewis Gillies comes face-to-face with an ancient mystery--and a cosmic catastrophe in the making.
Publish date: September 5th 2006
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 444
Edition language: English
Series: The Song of Albion (#1)
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The storyline and premise was interesting to begin with: an extinct animal found in Scotland to the delight of a bored, young privileged man at Oxford and then a meeting with the Green Man. However delightful the story may seem, however, the writing must carry it almost singularly, and it certainly ...
The book begins with two Oxford history students, Lewis and Simon, who drive to Scotland to look into a mysterious appearance of an aurochs and end up in the Otherworld. It's your basic, lost in another world plot. Unfortunately this book is one of the poorer executions. The plot of the novel is p...
A very early Stephen Lawhead, Paradise War falls in between Taliesan and Hood for me. It has the majestic world building of Taliesan with the grinding prose of Hood. As long as your in it for the plot your good. If you're in it for lyrical wordsmithing or believable character development your out of...
Does not have the characteristics I usually look for when search for potential fantasy favorites (I like a magically powerful hero, 1 POV), but Lawhead's writing style is wonderful.