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Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
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Aug 15, 2007

it was amazing
Recommended for: everyone
Read in January, 2000

Perelandra is the second of C.S. Lewis's space trilogy. In that universe, it is the name of the planet Venus - a beautiful sinless planet with life at its dawn. Perelandra is a passionate and fierce ocean world with awesome storms, golden sunlight, millions of floating islands, and critters to inhabit them. On Perelandra live only two sentient creatures: the King and the Queen. They rule the world as Adam and Eve. A philologist named Ransom is sent from Earth as God's representative with an unknown mission. When he arrives, he finds the queen alone and soon another guest from Earth arrives. It is the devil's representative--the age old serpent in the form of another man. Thus begins a battle between Ransom and the Devil over the soul of the Queen. The fate of Perelandra hangs in the balance...
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message 1: by Beth (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:05PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Beth Your review reminded me of how awesomely vivid Lewis' descriptions of the planet and its inhabitants are. Now I'll have to read Perelandra again soon. : )

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