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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,616 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen R. Lawhead Narrator: Stuart Langton Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Song of Albion Trilogy Release Date:
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From the dreaming spires of Oxford, graduate student Lewis Gillies and his impulsive roommate, Simon, drive north to seek a mythical creature in a misty glen in Scotland. Once there, Simon vanishes through a hole in the cairn, and Lewis follows him to a mystical place where two worlds meet, in the time-between-times. There, where Celtic champions, magic, and treachery weave the beautiful and brutal land called Albion, Lewis finds Simon. And there, schooled as a warrior, he is thrust to the front of a titanic struggle between light and darkness—a hideous, onrushing darkness that would devour not merely a kingdom but two worlds.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Langton] is particularly adept at handling dialogue, skillfully moving between characters at a lively pace.”


  • “Lawhead, whose Pendragon Cycle established him as a frontrunner among contemporary Christian fantastists, demonstrates a genuine love for and understanding of Anglo-Celtic mythology in this first volume of a projected series. A worthwhile purchase.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lawhead treats his Celtic lore with respect; the upshot is well handled and pleasingly restrained.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “In a style reminiscent of Tolkien, Lawhead presents a world of vivid imagery. This book is a delight.”

    Bookstore Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jared Detter | 2/12/2014

    " Fanstic fiction, especially for those interesting in Celtic myth and legend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chris | 1/21/2014

    " This is the first of the set of three. It is a good read, bit hard to grasp at the start, but I have always enjoyed reading it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rikki Henry | 1/13/2014

    " Favorite trilogy right up there with Lord of the Rings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dawn | 1/4/2014

    " This book, the entire series was awesome. I could not put it down. A true work of art-man-ship by Stephen Lawhead. He has a way of touching my very soul with his words. Love him. "

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