|Submitted by Michelle |
(May 29, 2005)
I am currently on book three of the Pendragon Cycle by Stephen Lawhead and I could not help but notice the poetic imagery in the first book, Taliesin. Atlantis leaps off the pages for me to see and hear, and I can smell the exciting earthy smells of the Cymri holdings. Through Stephen Lawhead's ingenious use of words I can hear the strong clear voice of our hero, and feel the tension of my muscles as I am swept into Chariss' last bull-dance. I have a bad habit of coveting any lore, history, and fantasy pertaining to the reign of the fabled King Artorius (Arthur), but this book surpasses them all. Arthur is only seen in snippets of visions, and never identified by name, but he is the bright ray slashing through the darkness. This book has something for everyone... Mystery, intrigue, murder, loyalty, travel, fantasy, dialect... and not least of all LOVE. Indeed, a most excellent read. Make sure you have a box of tissues handy throughout, it is a very touching story.