Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Song Stuck on the Brain: I Need You To Love Me by Barlow Girl

After a comment left by author Bruce Hennigan (The 13th Demon: Altar of the Spiral Eye) on my BONE HOUSE post, I had to share more of my love for the works of Stephen Lawhead.

I stumbled across Book 1 in the Song of Albion Series, The Paradise War while on my weekly browse at the bookstore. My family is proud of our Celtic heritage and I've always been intrigued by the history and culture. This book promised to tie in several of my favorite things, Celtic mythology, fantasy and adventure. After reading it I added one more thing to my list, a masterful story that left me scrambling to find the next book.

From that point on, every Stephen Lawhead book has stirred that same passion. So, if you have read The Skin Map and The Bone House and you, like me, are desperate for more great story telling, check out Stephen's other works.

Here are the books in the order I discovered them:

The Song of Albion: The Paradise War, The Silver Hand, The Endless Knot

The Pendragon Cycle: Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur, Pendragon, Grail

King Raven Trilogy: Hood, Scarlet, Tuck - My 14 year old niece found Hood and is reading it now. She says it's great.

Then, of course The Bright Empire Series: The Skin Map and The Bone House

As much as I've loved all of them, I hold a special place in my heart for The Song of Albion Trilogy. Maybe because it was my first, it left such an impression on me. But even all these years later, I can still see the images in my mind that formed while reading.

Be sure to visit Stephen Lawhead's website for more information and to read excerpts from each of these books.

If you're a fan of his work, like me, let me know. Which is your favorite book?

1 comment:

April Erwin said...

what is it with blogger that is won't keep my spacing the way I script it? Sorry ya'll.