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In the Hall of the Dragon King by Stephen R. Lawhead
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Aug 18, 09

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Read in August, 1995

This was the book that got me hooked on the fantasy genre. Granted I enjoy fantasy that is largely clean, but medieval chivalry and knights, wizards and their spells -- these have allured me. I particularly enjoy Lawhead's work. This was more for teens and not of the same degree as his later work, but all the same it is a good tale. The allegory is obviously Christian, but it isn't a definite allegory. It is more a story than a Christian apologetic. A great tale of an unlikely hero, with all the elements of a great fantasy tale. I enjoyed re-reading it, but for an adult unfamiliar with Lawhead, I'd advise sampling his work by reading Byzantium, a single book that stands on its own as a masterpiece.

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