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Publisher's Summary

Experience the dazzling brilliance of a world like ours — yet infinitely bolder and brighter: a place of kings and warriors, bards and battles, feats of glory and honour. It is a place you will forever wish to be. It is Albion.

"When I opened my eyes, I was no longer in the world I knew."

Lewis Gillies is an American graduate student in Oxford who should be getting on with his life. Yet for some reason, he finds himself speeding north with his roommate Simon on a lark — half-heartedly searching for a long-extinct creature allegedly spotted in a misty glen in Scotland. Expecting little more than a weekend diversion, Lewis accidently crosses through a mystical gateway where two worlds meet: into the time-between-times, as the ancient Celts called it. And into the heart of a collision between good and evil that's been raging since long before Lewis was born.

First published more than 20 years ago, The Song of Albion Trilogy has become a modern classic that continues to attract passionate new listeners.

Part of The Song of Albion trilogy: 

Book One: The Paradise War

Book Two: The Silver Hand 

Book Three: The Endless Knot

Epic historical fantasy

Book length: 138,000 words

Includes additional insights from the author in “Albion Forever!” and an interview

©1991 Stephen Lawhead (P)2020 Thomas Nelson

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Love Lawhead stories

This series is one of my favorites. The narrator was great. It has an excellent story and the twists in the story leaving you on the edge of your seat.

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Odd noises in background.

If you wear headphones while listening to this book you can hear what sounds like a raido playing faintly in the background. It's very distracting

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Got better as things progressed.

At first, I almost gave up on this book because of the snarky attitude of the MC. Fortunately, he matured and became more likeable. I'm looking forward to the next book, I just hope they fixed the audio issue. It kind of sounded like an old worn out cassette tape where the other side was bleeding through. I"m amazed this got by the publishing company, it was very noticeable.

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booooooring

to much redundancy. the narration was to grandiose. the story just wouldn't end fast enough. I never write reviews but I had to warn people away from this one.

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Slow start, cant stop after that!

Another masterful book by lawhead. One of my favorite authors. This has always been one of my favorite books of the celtic 'otherworld'and has been a major part of shaping my view of the concept. I love this series and have read it more than once. Enjoy!