The Paradise War

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
Narrator: Stuart Langton
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2002
# of Units: 11 CDs
Length: 13 hours, 15 minutes
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From the dreaming spires of Oxford, graduate student Lewis Gillies and his impulsive roommate, Simon, drive north to seek a mythical creature in a misty glen in Scotland. Once there, Simon vanishes through a hole in the cairn, and Lewis follows him to a mystical place where two worlds meet, in the time-between-times. There, where Celtic champions, magic, and treachery weave the beautiful and brutal land called Albion, Lewis finds Simon. And there, schooled as a warrior, he is thrust to the front of a titanic struggle between light and darkness—a hideous, onrushing darkness that would devour not merely a kingdom but two worlds.
The ancient Celts admitted no separation between this world and the Otherworld: the two were delicately interwoven, each dependent on the other. The Paradise War crosses the thin places between this world and that, as Lewis Gillies comes face-to-face with an ancient mystery—and a cosmic catastrophe in the making.

Reviews (2)

The Paradise war

Written by mary on July 29th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I only could tolerate listening to about half the book . the reader was very bad just short of the author trying to read their own books those are the worst. Might want to try a better reader.

decent story, flowery text

Written by Anonymous on August 7th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

Reasonably decent storyline. I was hoping for a little more historical basis, and the descriptive text tends to be a little too flowery, but it caught my interest enough that I intend to listen to the rest of the series.

Author Details

Author Details

Lawhead, Stephen R.

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include the first two books of the Celtic Crusades, The Iron Lance and The Black Rood, Byzantium the Pendragon Cycle, The Song of Albion, and Dragon King trilogies, as well as the science fiction novels, Empyrion I and II and Dream Thief.