Book Reviews of The Paradise War (Song of Albion, Bk 1)

The Paradise War (Song of Albion, Bk 1)
The Paradise War - Song of Albion, Bk 1
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
ISBN-13: 9780380716463
ISBN-10: 0380716461
Publication Date: 5/1/1993
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Excellent. I'm hooked. The narrator is good (which makes a big difference for audio books!), and I really like the author's style of historical description. There are times when he can get a little too verbose with the description, but 99% of the time, I didn't want to turn off the recording. I can't wait to start the next volume of the trilogy!
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good read
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Excellent series - classic Lawhead, combining myth and history and fantasy into an interesting read.
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This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Lawhead and I was very pleased with what I found.

The Paradise War invokes shades of C. S. Lewis when two modern-day Oxford students find themselves in a Narnia-like Otherworld steeped in Celtic Mythology. Lawhead's love and knowledge of ancient Celtic mythology provides a very rich foundation for this trilogy.

This story was well written and the characters were both interesting and engaging. There was a good combination of faster paced action and character development mixed in with slower and more tedious times of difficult travel. The pace at the end of the book picked up considerably as conflicts intensified, setting the stage for the next installment.

Lawhead succeeded in creating a world both concrete and mystical that drew me in from the very beginning. This book falls in line with a variation on the fantasy genre of Tolkein, the escapist nature of Narnia, and the historical appeal of the ancient Celts. I really enjoyed it and wasted no time in starting book two, The Silver Hand.
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Very good book. Lawhead is one of my favorite authors, and I would recommend his books to any fantasy lover.
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This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Lawhead and I was very pleased with what I found.

The Paradise War invokes shades of C. S. Lewis when two modern-day Oxford students find themselves in a Narnia-like Otherworld steeped in Celtic Mythology. Lawhead's love and knowledge of ancient Celtic mythology provides a very rich foundation for this trilogy.

This story was well written and the characters were both interesting and engaging. There was a good combination of faster paced action and character development mixed in with slower and more tedious times of difficult travel. The pace at the end of the book picked up considerably as conflicts intensified, setting the stage for the next installment.

Lawhead succeeded in creating a world both concrete and mystical that drew me in from the very beginning. This book falls in line with a variation on the fantasy genre of Tolkein, the escapist nature of Narnia, and the historical appeal of the ancient Celts. I really enjoyed it and wasted no time in starting book two, The Silver Hand.
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This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Lawhead and I was very pleased with what I found.

The Paradise War invokes shades of C. S. Lewis when two modern-day Oxford students find themselves in a Narnia-like Otherworld steeped in Celtic Mythology. Lawhead's love and knowledge of ancient Celtic mythology provides a very rich foundation for this trilogy.

This story was well written and the characters were both interesting and engaging. There was a good combination of faster paced action and character development mixed in with slower and more tedious times of difficult travel. The pace at the end of the book picked up considerably as conflicts intensified, setting the stage for the next installment.

Lawhead succeeded in creating a world both concrete and mystical that drew me in from the very beginning. This book falls in line with a variation on the fantasy genre of Tolkein, the escapist nature of Narnia, and the historical appeal of the ancient Celts. I really enjoyed it and wasted no time in starting book two, The Silver Hand.
reviewed The Paradise War (Song of Albion, Bk 1) on + 902 more book reviews
This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Lawhead and I was very pleased with what I found.

The Paradise War invokes shades of C. S. Lewis when two modern-day Oxford students find themselves in a Narnia-like Otherworld steeped in Celtic Mythology. Lawhead's love and knowledge of ancient Celtic mythology provides a very rich foundation for this trilogy.

This story was well written and the characters were both interesting and engaging. There was a good combination of faster paced action and character development mixed in with slower and more tedious times of difficult travel. The pace at the end of the book picked up considerably as conflicts intensified, setting the stage for the next installment.

Lawhead succeeded in creating a world both concrete and mystical that drew me in from the very beginning. This book falls in line with a variation on the fantasy genre of Tolkein, the escapist nature of Narnia, and the historical appeal of the ancient Celts. I really enjoyed it and wasted no time in starting book two, The Silver Hand.
reviewed The Paradise War (Song of Albion, Bk 1) on + 902 more book reviews
This is the first book that I have read by Stephen Lawhead and I was very pleased with what I found.

The Paradise War invokes shades of C. S. Lewis when two modern-day Oxford students find themselves in a Narnia-like Otherworld steeped in Celtic Mythology. Lawhead's love and knowledge of ancient Celtic mythology provides a very rich foundation for this trilogy.

This story was well written and the characters were both interesting and engaging. There was a good combination of faster paced action and character development mixed in with slower and more tedious times of difficult travel. The pace at the end of the book picked up considerably as conflicts intensified, setting the stage for the next installment.

Lawhead succeeded in creating a world both concrete and mystical that drew me in from the very beginning. This book falls in line with a variation on the fantasy genre of Tolkein, the escapist nature of Narnia, and the historical appeal of the ancient Celts. I really enjoyed it and wasted no time in starting book two, The Silver Hand.