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A
CCLAIM FOR
S
TEPHEN
R. L
AWHEAD’S PAST WORKS

“[T]he narrative has the excitement of a fantasy novel, a vivid historical setting, and a lengthy, credible, and satisfying plot—just the right elements, in fact, that have made Lawhead a commercial success time and again.”

 


Publishers Weekly
review of
Byzantium

 

“In a style reminiscent of Tolkien, Lawhead presents a world of vivid imagery. This book is a delight.”

 


Bookstore Journal
regarding
The Paradise War

 


Patrick
is unfailingly sympathetic and believable, and his story of losing and finding his faith will resonate with a wide spectrum of readers.”

 


Publishers Weekly

 

“Celtic twilight shot with a brighter, fiercer light, and tinged with modern villainy . . . savagely beautiful.”

 

—Michael Scott Rohan, author of the Winter of the World trilogy regarding
The Endless Knot

 

“Though Lawhead brilliantly creates an authentic and vivid Arthurian Britain, he never forsakes the sense of wonder that has graced the Arthurian legend throughout the ages.”

 


Publishers Weekly
regarding
Pendragon

 

“Lawhead invests his often poetic vision of a Celtic land living ancient laws with charm and dignity.”

 


Publishers Weekly
review of
The Silver Hand

 

“An epic struggle between Light and Darkness . . . well paced, exciting and well researched.”

 

—Mick Norman, author of
Forbidden Planet
regarding
The Silver Hand

 

“This graceful combination of Atlantean legend, Celtic myth, and Christian message [is] reminiscent of C.S. Lewis. Highly recommended.”

 


Library Journal
review of
Taliesin
: Book One of the Pendragon Cycle

 

“Lawhead’s [
The Iron Lance
] displays the author’s deep convictions as well as his storytelling expertise.”

 


Library Journal

 

“Rich in historical detail and peopled with a wide variety of believable characters, this novel of simple faith and high adventure should appeal to fans of Christian fantasy.”

 


Library Journal
review of
The Black Rood
: The Celtic Crusades Book 2

 

“Lawhead pulls off a genuinely moving parable of good and evil.”

 


Publishers Weekly
regarding
Avalon
: The Return of King Arthur

 

THE PARADISE WAR

OTHER TITLES BY STEPHEN R. LAWHEAD

The Dragon King Trilogy:

In the Hall of the Dragon King

The Warlords of Nin

The Sword and the Flame

Dream Thief

Empyrion I: The Search for Fierra

Empyrion II: The Siege of Dome

The Pendragon Cycle:

Taliesin

Merlin

Arthur

Pendragon

Grail

Avalon

Song of Albion trilogy:

The Paradise War

The Silver Hand

The Endless Knot

Byzantium

The Celtic Crusades:

The Iron Lance

The Black Rood

The Mystic Rose

Patrick, Son of Ireland

Hood

SONG OF ALBION
BOOK I
THE PARADISE WAR

Stephen R.
LAWHEAD

To Ruby Duryea

Visit
www.stephenlawhead.com

 

© 1991, 2006 by Stephen Lawhead.

 

All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means—electronic, mechanical, photocopy, recording, scanning, or other—except for brief quotations in critical reviews or articles, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

 

Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. Thomas Nelson is a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc.

 

Thomas Nelson, Inc., books may be purchased in bulk for educational, business, fund-raising, or sales promotional use. For information, please e-mail: [email protected]

 

Publisher’s Note: This novel is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. All characters are fictional, and any similarity to people living or dead is purely coincidental.

 

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

 

Lawhead, Steve.
   The paradise war / Stephen R. Lawhead.
      p. cm. — (Song of Albion ; bk. 1)
   ISBN 978-1-59554-219-9 (softcover)
   1. Mythology, Celtic—Fiction. I. Title. II. Series: Lawhead, Steve. Song of Albion (WestBow Press) ; bk. 1.
   PS3562.A865P3 2006
   813'.54—dc22

 

2006014185

 

Printed in the United States of America

 

09 10 11 12 QW 16 15 14 13

 

C
ONTENTS

 

P
RONUNCIATION
G
UIDE

1. A
N
A
UROCHS IN THE
W
ORKS

 

2. D
OOM ON THE
H
ALFSHELL

 

3. T
HE
G
REEN
M
AN

 

4. A
T THE
D
OOR TO THE
W
EST

 

5. T
HE
C
AIRN

 

6. T
HE
B
IG
J
OKE

 

7. M
AD
N
ETTLES

 

8. S
UNWISE
C
IRCLES

 

9. T
HE
E
NDLESS
K
NOT

 

10. T
HE
S
ERBIAN

 

11. T
HE
C
ROSSING

 

12. P
ARADISE

 

13. B
LOOD
B
APTISM

 

14. C
AER
M
ODORNN

 

15. S
YCHARTH

 

16. L
LYS
M
ELDRYN

 

17. T
HE
R
OAD TO
Y
NYS
S
CI

 

18. S
CATHA’S
S
CHOOL

 

19. S
OLLEN

 

20. T
HE
G
ORSEDD OF
B
ARDS

 

21. C
YTHRAWL

 

22. L
LEW

 

23. T
HE
D
AY OF
S
TRIFE

 

24. T
WRCH

 

25. T
HE
P
ARADISE
W
AR

 

26. T
HE
B
EACON

 

27. T
HE
F
LIGHT TO
F
INDARGAD

 

28. T
HE
H
UNT

 

29. N
IGHTKILL

 
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