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The Paradise War by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Aug 04, 11

really liked it
bookshelves: celtic, fantasy
I own a copy

As much as I love the Pendragon Cycle, I think an argument could be made that The Paradise War is a stronger story. It's very nearly as archetypal - modern man finds a path into magical land of legend, saves world, etc - but the tensions set up between the two modern characters, the well-executed portrayal of the seductiveness of a world that accepts you as you are, and the mythic, if somewhat muddled, climax create a cohesive and compelling narrative. It does not stand on its own - the ending is a cliffhanger - but it holds together well.

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