Thursday, August 25, 2011
The Realms Thereunder (Ancient Earth Trilogy, #1)
I loved his fathers books (Stephen R. Lawhead), so thought I would try out a book of his and see if it is as good, and I loved it. He writes just as well as his father does, and I for one, am glad to read his work as well. I can't wait to read the next two books of the series.
This book has a very great prologue and it draws you into the tale. I gotta say the first few paragraphs in the prologue were quite funny it actually made me laugh out loud, and so my hubby gave me a weird look and asked me what I was laughing at.
After starting this book, i couldn't put it down. Great fiction book that I think most people would enjoy.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. All opinions expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.
Uncover a land that has been hidden for over a thousand years.
Beneath the land of Britain, a great army is sleeping. On a visit to an old church, Daniel Tully and Freya Reynolds awaken two ancient knights from a centuries-old slumber. They are kidnapped and taken to an underground city that stands in peril, besieged in all directions by a vicious warhost. Nidergeard is the only thing protecting the upper world's blissful ignorance of mythical forces that have been held at bay since the creation of the world. In order to return home, Daniel and Freya must strike at the heart of the opposer's power.
Fast forward eight years. Daniel, now homeless, still wages what he believes to be a righteous war against those he judges to be evil. Freya has tried to put the past behind her and concentrate on getting an education, a job, and a life. When they reconnect in Oxford, unseen forces begin to ally against them. Daniel is pulled through a portal and into another world. Freya is abducted by someone—some thing—posing as her professor and drugged to keep her in a delusional state. After they finally break free, neither can deny the truth . . . they must return to Nidergeard and resume the battle.
With a thrilling narrative that draws heavily upon British mythology, The Realms Thereunder will quickly establish Ross Lawhead as a major new voice in fantasy.