Taliesin. Journey into a past steeped in lore, legends, and heroes. I believe this is the best in a long line of Arthurian sagas. This book begins the series and is rich in history, imagery, and sympathetic characters. You will be surprised at how Lawhead crafts the beginning of the Arthurian legend.

From Library Journal
While the druids of the Isle of the Mighty predict the coming of one whose song will change the world, a young priestess in Atlantis foresees the destruction of her homeland. The love story of the bard Taliesin and the Princess Charis begins a new series for Lawhead (“The Empyrion Saga” and the “Dragon King Trilogy”). This graceful combination of Atlantean legend, Celtic myth, and Christian message reminiscent of C.S. Lewis is highly recommended. JC
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The Paradise War is the beginning of a story that will wrench your heart and excite your imagination. From this world into a world you never want to leave, follow Lewis as he finds himself and becomes a man he could never have been in the real world.

From Library Journal
Two Oxford graduate students stumble upon a stone cairn in Scotland and enter a magical “Otherworld” at once removed from and intimately connected to their own reality, becoming embroiled in an ancient battle against an evil that threatens both worlds. Lawhead, whose Pendragon Cycle ( Taliesin , LJ 8/87; Merlin , Crossway Bks., 1988; Arthur , Crossway Bks., 1989) established him as a frontrunner among contemporary Christian fantastists, demonstrates a genuine love for and understanding of Anglo-Celtic mythology in this first volume of a projected series. A worthwhile purchase for most fantasy collections.
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