And enter Lewis Gillies, an Oxford student whose search for a missing friend leads him through a door to another reality, and to unimagined discoveries about life, good and evil, and his own identity and destiny.
Having ascended the throne as Albion's High King, Llew takes the beautiful Goewyn for his queen. But in the midst of their joyous union, treachery is in the making, forcing Llew to choose between the honor of his kingship and the desire of his heart.
His decision drives him across the sea, far beyond Albion to the dark terrors and haunted wastes of the Foul Land. There, as the fabric of two worlds unravels, Llew hurtles headlong toward a final conflict with the Brazen Man. In the balance hangs not only the fate of Goewyn but also the very life-song of Albion, contained within the mystical Singing Stones.
©1993 Stephen R. Lawhead; (P)2002 Blackstone Audiobooks
I found this trilogy to be fascinating. If you've read Joseph Campbell's description of the hero in mythology then you will better understand this story. Lewis is similar to Frodo, Luke Skywalker and Harry Potter; all share the same fate. In addition, check out the Celtic myth of Lugh.
To understand Lawhead's mythology/theology I recommend reading his biography of St. Patrick, "Patrick" and note how it compares to this story.
It was the second time I listened to this trilogy that I truly enjoyed it. Knowing what's going to happen makes it easier to understand Lawhead's symbolism. This is a bard's tale.
I love Lawhead and this was a great finish to the series. If I do have one complaint, and therefore the reason for only 4 stars, was that the reader wasn't the same as the first 2 books. Not that he was bad at all. In fact he was quite good, but I was so used to the other guy's voice that it took some getting used to. Otherwise it was a great book.
When you are not able to hold a book. This is a great alternative
The most memorable moment in the Endless Knot is the Hero Feat
Certain emotions of the character can certainly come out in this audio expression
The Hero Feat
I absolutely love my audible account, makes its from enjoying a book to loving the stories found in the books. Do forgive my errors in the reviews i do have dyslexia but i will share my love with everyone
The one weird part is this book is read by a different guy then the first two, makes it very different. but the book is a great conclusion, it shows the danger of ruining a magical world, and yet no matter how hard people try there are forces at work that will fix everything
Spoiler alert. The first two books were decent, but this one was lacking. Mostly it was a depressing drag through a dismal land. The story builds up to a final conflict that never really materializes. When the final battle, if it could be called a battle, happens, it is over in about 5 minutes.
Just a disappointing book.
A more meaningful dialog between Simon and Lewis. An explanation on how Simon new about Albion to begin with and what involvement his father had in hatching the takeover plan. Overall, the book just had too many story lines left open.
No real battles and the final ending is unbelievable.
This book is just as good as the 1st 2 with one glaring exception this narrator is terrible. He seems to think the Celtic people are from India. Rather than the strong Celtic dialect we are forced to listen to Indian dialect.
Again Stephan R Lawhead has brought amazing adventure in a well written book about the "time between times" and different realities. Starting in London, and ending in the amazing world of Albion,the island of the blessed. Death, evil, battled by true hearts and even truer friends as they battle their way through trial and testing. Love the whole series.
This story has so many disasters befall the main character that I couldn't even finish it. After believable fantasy, the hero takes a journey that turns wildly fantastic and terrible. It never gets better. Too depressing for me.
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