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Taliesin by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Apr 02, 2011

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Read in December, 2010

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I was rather stuck on what to do with this book when I was finished with it. It took me a long time to get through, which is strange. Usually if I like a book enough, I can get through it pretty quickly. However, with this, it just wasn't happening.

I enjoyed the beginning where it told of Charis and Taliesin's young lives. They both had interesting pasts, and reading about Atlantis was very interesting. There's a point in the story where everything changes for Charis, and her people, and that's where it went downhill for me. Not long after the Atlanteans escape from the destruction of Atlantis, and land on the island that will become Britain, they discovor Christianity. This is fine and well. I don't have anything against an author putting his/her beliefs in their work, but this felt very preachy to me at times. Some of the characters who believed in different gods accepted this new religion with little to no question at all which baffled me, and left me scratching my head.

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