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I ... this was almost as epic as Lord of the Rings for me. That's really the only way to describe it. I loved it, I love the idea of there being two different realities but they both effect each other and they're both real.
It was also like Narnia for me, the ending was bittersweet. Justin had His Bride again; the remnant, in a way, but it was nothing like it had been in the beginning, the first Gathering Thomas had ever been to and all that. I also love how Dekker describes everything; especially the colored forest/green forest in the beginning and the Great Romance. It was absolutely beautiful. The plot twists were excellent as well.