War in Heaven: A Novel - eBook
War in Heaven: A Novel - eBook  -     By: Charles Williams, Jonathan Ryan
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 9781504006651
ISBN-13: 9781504006651

Publisher's Description

The discovery of an ancient holy relic in an English country church ignites the ultimate battle of good and evil in this deeply thoughtful metaphysical thriller

An unidentified body lies lifeless in the offices of a British publishing house. Soon after it is discovered, an urgent request from an author arrives by post, pleading for the deletion of an important paragraph from an upcoming publication. These unlikely incidents mark the beginning of a secret war waged in the English countryside but threatening to engulf all of humankind. On the side of the godly, an archdeacon, an eccentric duke, a book editor, and a young boy must confront the dark magic of relentless satanic forces—for behind the facade of a common pharmacy, sinister plans are being laid for the negation of everything. The most horrible of conspiracies, its success hangs on the acquisition of an object of enormous supernatural power recently discovered in a small parish church: the Holy Grail.

Preceding The Da Vinci Code and the Left Behind novels by half a century, War in Heaven is the first novel written by Charles Williams, an esteemed member of the famed Oxford literary society known as the Inklings, which included such notables as C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, and J. R. R. Tolkien. This is a provocative, page-turning tale of faith, morality, and magic—an amalgam of thriller, fantasy, metaphysics, and theology that engages and entertains.

This ebook includes a new introduction by Jonathan Ryan.

Author Bio

Charles Williams (1886–1945) was a British author and longtime editor at Oxford University Press. He was one of the three most prominent members of the literary group known as the Inklings—the other two being C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien. Williams wrote poetry, drama, biography, literary criticism, and more, but is best known for his novels, which explored the primal conflict between good and evil. T. S. Eliot, who wrote an introduction to Williams’s All Hallows’ Eve, praised the author’s "profound insight into . . . the heights of Heaven and the depths of Hell, which provides both the immediate thrill, and the permanent message of his novels," and Time magazine called him "one of the most gifted and influential Christian writers England has produced this century."

Editorial Reviews

"One of the most gifted and intellectual Christian writers England has produced in [the twentieth] century." —Time

"I was incapable of resistance. . . . I read War in Heaven compulsively. . . . Good versus evil makes for a lively story." —The New Yorker

"Reading Charles Williams is an unforgettable experience." —Saturday Review

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