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Stephen R. Lawhead

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Novelist Stephen R. Lawhead was born in July 2, 1950 in Kearney, Nebraska. He graduated from Kearney State College. He wrote his first novel, In the Hall of the Dragon King (1982) to try to support his family. This launched his literary career. Many of Lawhead's works are based on Celtic history visa mer and Arthurian legend. He has also written children's books, adapting many of them from stories he told his children. Lawhead's various series include Bright Empires, The Pendragon Cycle, and the King Raven Trilogy. The second book in the King Raven Trilogy, Scarlet, won a Christy Award in the category of Visionary Fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Stephen R. Lawhead

Taliesin (1987) 3,106 exemplar
Merlin (1988) 2,332 exemplar
Hood (2006) 2,192 exemplar
Arthur (1989) 2,125 exemplar
Pendragon (1994) 1,386 exemplar
Scarlet (2007) 1,259 exemplar
Byzantium (1996) 1,248 exemplar
Grail (1997) 1,127 exemplar
In the Hall of the Dragon King (1982) 1,078 exemplar
Tuck (2009) 985 exemplar
The Iron Lance (1998) 937 exemplar
The Warlords of Nin (1983) 861 exemplar
The Sword and the Flame (1984) 799 exemplar
The Black Rood (2000) 705 exemplar
The Skin Map (2010) 619 exemplar
Patrick: Son of Ireland (2003) 603 exemplar
The Mystic Rose (2001) 543 exemplar
Dream Thief (1983) 365 exemplar
The Search for Fierra (1985) 342 exemplar
The Bone House (2019) 341 exemplar
The Siege of Dome (1986) 273 exemplar
The Spirit Well (2012) 220 exemplar
The Dragon King Saga (1984) 214 exemplar
King Raven (2007) 168 exemplar
The Shadow Lamp (2013) 162 exemplar
Empyrion (1990) 159 exemplar
The Fatal Tree (2017) 141 exemplar
City of Dreams (2003) 91 exemplar
The Tale of Timothy Mallard (1990) 74 exemplar
The Tale of Jeremy Vole (1990) 69 exemplar
The Tale of Anabelle Hedgehog (1990) 67 exemplar
In the Land of the Everliving (2019) 46 exemplar
Brown Ears at Sea (1990) 44 exemplar
Rock : ett språk i vår tid (1981) 35 exemplar
Howard Had a Spaceship (1986) 24 exemplar
Turn Back the Night (1985) 20 exemplar
Hero, Volume 1 [graphic novel] (2003) 18 exemplar
Howard Had a Shrinking Machine (1988) 13 exemplar
Howard Had a Hot Air Balloon (1988) 11 exemplar
Rogue Nation (2004) 8 exemplar
Judge for Yourself (1985) 8 exemplar
Byzantium, Part 2 (2004) 5 exemplar
Rock on Trial (1989) 5 exemplar
Arthur, Book 3: Aneirin (2000) 4 exemplar
Merlin, Book 1: King (1999) 4 exemplar
Merlin, Book 2: Forest Lord (1999) 3 exemplar
World without End (2017) 3 exemplar
Arthur, Book 2: Bedwyr (2000) 3 exemplar
Arthur, Book 1: Pelleas (2000) 3 exemplar
Merlin, Book 3: Prophet (1999) 3 exemplar
Taliesin, Book 3: The Merlin (1999) 2 exemplar
Taliesin Book 1 1 exemplar
Pendragon Book 4 1 exemplar
Merlin | Arthur 1 exemplar
2004 1 exemplar
2002 1 exemplar
2003 1 exemplar
2006 1 exemplar
Le voleur de rêves (2001) 1 exemplar
O Cerco de Domo 1 exemplar
A rosa ms̕tica 1 exemplar
℗A ℗saga do rei draga o (1996) 1 exemplar
Arthur Book 3 1 exemplar


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At first I rather liked the clunky attempts at high fantasy which reminded me of an unpolished Anne McCaffrey or Patricia McKillip, and the subtle Christian touches were okay too (after all mythology is mythology whether it's Celtic, Greco-Roman, or Judeo-Christian). But around the halfway mark the proselytizing began with an Epiphany scenario expounding the virtues of the one and only LORD THY GOD complete with heavenly visitations, a baptism, and the book's protagonist essentially being "born again"...and that's when I gave up. I don't really mind a bit of spiritual mumbo-jumbo but when the author almost breaks the fourth wall in order to preach the good news that's my signal to reach for something else to read. Since I didn't finish it I can't give it any stars.… (mer)
NurseBob | 5 andra recensioner | Jan 15, 2024 |
The Bone House is the second book in the Bright Empire series. This is not one of those series you can just jump into. You need to read [b:The Skin Map|7776444|The Skin Map|Stephen R. Lawhead||10685080] first. There is a cast of characters and summary of The Skin Map at the beginning of The Bone House, but I encourage you to read them in order.

In this book, we get more background on Lord Burleigh, as well as the Flinders-Petrie family. There is a lot of action in this story and there definitely aren't any dead spots... Well, maybe when Kit is staying with the cavemen. I could have used a little less detail there.

This is a fun book that always keeps you guessing. You never know who is going to turn up or when or where they'll be. We're also not sure about the motives of a couple characters. I like the historic aspect of the story, but that's not really the focus, so it's not as much of a draw for me. I think what I like best is just the mystery of not knowing what's coming next. I'm looking forward to the third book, but not thrilled that I have to wait a year for it.

I received an copy of this book for free from the BookSneeze review program.
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amandabeaty | 24 andra recensioner | Jan 4, 2024 |
Kit Livingston is living an unremarkable life in London (with the "social prospects of a garden gnome" - ha! I love that!) when he's approached by a man claiming to be his great-grandfather. Kit has stumbled upon a ley line - a door to another time and place. When Kit literally loses his girlfriend Mina during a trip through the ley line, he agrees to his grandfather's offer to teach him the ancient secrets.

While Kit and company are searching for Mina, she's landed in a strange time and place. Starting off with no friends, family, or money, she uses her brains to succeed in her new home.

There is a lot of time traveling in this book, and we're not always told which year we're reading about, so it can get a little confusing, because the characters are hopping around trying to beat each other to the map. It took me a little while to get into it, but soon I was hooked, and I'm so glad I have the next book, The Bone House, already on my Kindle, ready to read!

I received this book for free from the BookSneeze review program.
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amandabeaty | 40 andra recensioner | Jan 4, 2024 |
I had started reading this book 8 years ago, and never finished. The story stuck in my mind, though, and it was always there luring me in to reread it - so I did. This time I pushed through the lull in the middle to finish, and I'm glad I did. This was a great story - sweeping in the geographic scope, and really interesting with the play of different religions and cultures.
PurplOttr | 18 andra recensioner | Dec 1, 2023 |



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