Item description for The Shadow at Evening (The Lamb among the Stars) by Chris Walley...
Overview In the spirit of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein, this new series is set on the far away planet of Farholme, where humans live in peace under the gentle rule of the Assembly. War and evil are ancient history. But suddenly, a handful of men and women begin to realize that evil has returned and it must be fought.
Publishers Description In the spirit of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lamb among the Stars series weaves the worlds of science and the spirit, technology and the supernatural into something unique and haunting. On the faraway planet of Farholme, humans live in peace under the gentle rule of the Assembly. War and evil are ancient history. But suddenly, almost imperceptibly, things begin to change. Slowly a handful of men and women begin to realize that evil has returned and it must be fought.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.02" Width: 5.04" Height: 1.08" Weight: 0.81 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2004
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series Lamb Among The Stars
Series Number 1
ISBN 1414300670 ISBN13 9781414300672
Availability 0 units.
More About Chris Walley
A Greek-Cypriot by birth, J. John lives in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire. He is married to Killy and they have 3 sons. J.John became a Christian in 1975. Since then he has gained the position as one of the leading communicators of Christianity today. J.John has been described as refreshing, humorous, passionate, earthy, accessible, dynamic and most of all, ordinary. To date, he has completed thousands of speaking engagements at conferences, towns, cities and universities in 26 countries on 6 continents. One million copies of his books are in print in 13 languages.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Shadow at Evening (The Lamb among the Stars)?
over-rated Feb 8, 2007
I honestly don't see the draw of this book. I got it based on all the 5-star reviews. First of all, it took me forever to get to any kind of action! I was so bored, I read three other books in the mean time. It is an interesting concept, but the language is bumpy and weird, the descriptions overbearing, the concepts repeated page after page, and the action is non-existent until the last 4 or 5 chapters. Disappointing. I'm surprised I got this far. If it had been a library book, I would have returned it by now.
Excellent Mar 14, 2006
This book is an addictive opener to an excellent story. Don't be misled by the "Teen Fiction" label as I am a 40+ attorney and thought it was great. The plot is good, the character development is done well and, of course, the basis for the story is excellent.
An Incredible New Voyage Jan 2, 2006
This was one heck of a good book! Walley uses such a brand new, fresh approach in his sci-fi that it is a very original masterpiece. Man, if you are sick of the same old boring sci-fi cliches, I can tell ya, this book is one incredibly new voyage. Nonstop action with a very unique storyline and plot, sparkling dialogue and well developed characters make for a great tale. I hafta admit that it is slow in the beginning, but once you are through the beginning, the plot soars! A NEW EXPERIENCE.
More Authors need to take notes from Chris Walley! Aug 12, 2005
Chris Walley has brilliantly crafted a fully realized futuristic sci-fi / fantasy epic for young people and adults. The well thought out characters, compelling situations, and sweeping landscapes will keep the reader immersed, excited, and thoughtfully challenged. Regardless of individual background, an inspiring story of good and evil and the difficult decisions, sacrifices, and mistakes made in times of trouble will be richly revealed with each passing page. With the battle for hearts and minds in our own culture, both on an internal and external level, Mr. Walley's imagined world resonates provokingly with our own changing world. There is much to keep coming back to in "The Lamb Among the Stars" series, and readers will doubtless be reflective after finishing each book, as well as excited to find out what happens next! In a genre where there just doesn't seem enough of this type of literature, more from the imagination of this fresh, new author is anxiously awaited!
Shadow at Evening Review Jul 18, 2005
BLURB: Imagine a future that men and women can only dream of. It is a time where a trillion people live under the gentle rule of the Assembly on over a thousand inhabited worlds. A time where peace and stability have reigned unbroken for nearly twelve thousand years; a time where war and evil are merely ancient history.
Now imagine what happens when, on Farholme - a Made World at the very edge of the Assembly - strange things begin to happen. A girl sees an impossible creature, a stranger from Ancient Earth comes in answer to a troubling vision and people begin to say, do and think things that oppose everything the Assembly stands for. And slowly, incredulously, a handful of men and women come to recognise the unthinkable: evil has returned and that, once more, it must be fought.
The main thing I found fascinating about this book and still do was the long-term creation process of the Made Worlds. I found that sci-fi aspect alone brilliant and intriguing; I had never come across an idea quite like that before (and I read a lot of sci-fi). I found the characterisation in this book well done, especially the development of Merral and Vero's characters, and the society in which they live was also extremely well written. I mean, really - can YOU imagine what the world(s) would be like after Christ comes back and everyone is at peace? Most people wonder how that could be and the people still live productive lives, but Chris Walley has written what I think is a great example of a society that lives in total peace, but not unrealistically lovey-dovey or anything ridiculous like that. The people are realistic and solid in personality, which I applaud loudly. The sci-fi aspects of terraforming, Below-Space and other technology of the Assembly worlds were facinating, and (I believe) handled in a realistic way.
I give this book five stars, because I thought it was a really great addition to the Christian sci-fi genre - and the sci-fi genre in general. Those who aren't Christian may find some aspects of this strange, being obviously Christian in origin, but they may enjoy the major theme of good and evil and the sci-fi aspects interesting enough to read this anyway.
I would definately not class this book in the 'teen' catagory. I think the themes and some of the sci-fi aspects would be better appreciated by older readers, but that's not to say that teens wouldn't enjoy it thoroughly as well, just that adult readers would also be well-satisfied.