The Infinite Day is the epic conclusion of The Lamb Among the Stars series, which weaves together the worlds of science and the spirit, technology and the supernatural, into something unique and haunting.
Vero, you remember you once said there were people who would follow me to the gates of hell?
A figure of speech.
Wed better find them. Thats where were going.
After the defeat of the evil Dominion forces at Farholme, Commander Merral DAvanos prepares a task force to rescue thirty hostages captured by the fleeing Margrave Lezaroth. Merrals only hope is that he can get to the hostages before theyre taken to Lord-Emperor Nezhuala at the Blade of Nightthe nexus of the Dominions power. But in order to get there, Merral and his crew will have to survive a perilous trip through Below Space. Meanwhile, news of the Dominions defeat at Farholme reaches Ancient Earth but is tempered by the sobering truth of the enemys growth and strength. It is now clear that an attack on the Assembly is imminent, but how far should the Assembly go to stop it? And does the real danger lie in the Dominion or in the subtle evil that has arrived at the heart of the Assembly itself? The Infinite Day is the thrilling conclusion to the epic Lamb among the Stars series that has readers and critics raving.
Here at last we have the third volume in this epic series, larger than the others by a small margin. But what is inside blows the scope of what has gone before . . . confrontations are huge and against all odds, as we have come to expect from this author. . . . For this is the battle at the end of time, recognisable as a highly imaginative extrapolation of some of the events in the book of Revelation. But dont expect the tale to be familiarits anything but. With twists and surprises at every step, depth of character rarely seen in fiction, and the very best of science fiction action, the conclusion to this massive series is as mind-blowing as it is masterful.
By any definition, The Infinite Day is a triumphant conclusion to The Lamb Among the Stars series. Since this is the final book in this series, if youve been reading it, youre going to keep reading it. And if you havent, why not? Hopefully, this final review will help persuade you.
When youve been reading about a storyline and specific characters for over a thousand pages, there are certain things that are necessary to make a satisfying conclusion.
First of all, there has to be a significant payoff to the main storyline. The Infinite Day pays it off and gives back change. Every single element is resolved satisfactorily and then some. You want drama? Its here. Massive confrontation between good and evil? Its here. Significant sci-fi elements all tied in together? Ditto. This climax is mind-blowing.
Second of all, there has to be a satisfactory resolution for each major characters arc. In this series, there have been two primary protagonistsMerral DAvanos and Veroalong with two major antagonistsMargrave Lezaroth and Lord-Emperor Nezhuala. Each one of them come to a very specific resolution, as do a number of the supporting cast.
And third... its not enough to have a major dramatic climax. There must be an endinga very real conclusion that leaves us satisfied and happy about it all. In this case, The Infinite Day is beautiful. Eternity is a subject that has often been poorly portrayed in fiction. The Bible tells us that our minds cant even imagine the things God has prepared for us. So why is it so few authors have even bothered to let their imaginations run wild? After all, our wildest imagination just isnt wild enough. Its even better than that. Chris Walley has not been afraid to let his imagination be set free, and hes given us a truly inspiring vision, one that Im sure Ill be re-reading frequently. . . . This series ranks among the best on my shelves. The Lamb Among the Stars has actually lived up to its cover hypea triumph of imagination. Highly Recommended.
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