Item description for The Dark Lord's Demise: The Archives of Antropos (The Archives of Anthropos) by John White, Dale Larsen & Sandy Larsen...
Overview The King of Anthropos is ill and threatened by the Dark Lord. Once again, Wesley, Kurt and Lisa are drawn to this strange country by wondrous Gaal. Unexpectly, along with them comes their irritating neighbor, Betty, whose unpredictable ways cause trouble for them all. Despite this and being imprisioned, attacked by an orge and deceived by sorcery, they follow Gaal into a final battle with Lord Lunacy that holds the future of Anthropos in the balance.
Publishers Description The king of Anthropos has a baffling illness and is threatened by the Dark Lord who has troubled that mysterious land so many times before. Once again Wesley, Kurt and Lisa are drawn to this strange country by the wondrous Gaal. Unexpectedly, an irritating neighbor, Betty, comes along with them. Despite the problems she causes--and despite being thrown into prison, attacked by a seven-headed ogre and lost in unnatural darkness, the group seeks to follow where Gaal leads. Together they battle Lord Lunacy in a final confrontation that holds the future of Anthropos in the balance. Here is the stirring conclusion to John White's mythical adventure series that has been beloved by tens of thousands.
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Studio: InterVarsity Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.24" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Archives of Anthropos
Series Number 6
ISBN 0877845212 ISBN13 9780877845218
Availability 0 units.
More About John White, Dale Larsen & Sandy Larsen
White was associate general secretary of the International Fellowship of evangelical Students in Latin America before serving as associate professor.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Dark Lord's Demise: The Archives of Antropos (The Archives of Anthropos)?
If you liked the other five, chances are that you'll like this one too Oct 15, 2005
Despite the fact that this book was coauthored, it maintains the same feel of the other Archives of Anthropos books, although there is less of the originality and creativity of the previous five. Lisa, Wesley, and Kurt basically follow the pattern of the other books - being sent to Anthropos by Gaal, struggling to make good decisions, meetings foes and friends. This book also adds a new girl, Betty, who goes through her own Mary-ish struggles as a newbie to the whole Anthropos/Gaal thing. Although the characters do rehash their past adventures a bit awkardly, they only do so at the very beginning. So, I noticed that, but it didn't really bother me. Plotwise, I thought the main weakness was the denouement. As far as climactic last battles and glorious beginning-endings go, this book doesn't come close to C.S. Lewis's last Chronicles of Narnia book. Also, the spiritual lessons aren't woven in with the craftfulness and subtlety I've come to expect from these books. However, all in all this is a good book. If you enjoyed the other five books in this series, you'll probably like this one too.
Stop While You're Ahead Aug 6, 2004
I grew up on the first five books in the Archives of Anthropos, and really loved them. When I heard that this one had come out, I ordered it sight-unseen from my local bookstore and eagerly awaited its arrival. However, I didn't get very far into it before I realized that it was not what I had hoped for.
Maybe it had something to do with being co-written, but this last book just didn't hang together. Conversations were stilted, and the characters kept feeling the need to remind each other about things they'd done in the past - obviously just to inform the reader who may not be familiar with the series. Very awkward. While it is good to hear from old friends, this story just wasn't good enough to merit its being written.
Suffice it to say that you should only read this if your imagination won't satisfy you as to the future of Anthropos and the characters.