This story is not just another tale of an orphan who finds a magic sword, discovers a forgotten lineage, finds a few friends, and conquers an overwhelming evil. This is a story that crosses a continent, transcends time, plunges deep into the very soul of man, and explores all the vastness and intricacies of life. It is a story of good and evil, love and war, truth and absurdity, courage and faith, hope and despair, humor and adventure, and everything that moves the human soul. Whether viewed as Truth or Myth, it is a tale to make one think and a story full of adventure, intrigue, love, sorrow, hope, and humor: much like this dance we call life. It is a fairy story in that it involves unicorns, dragons, and other uncommon beasts and certain aspects of magic, but it is also a human story that explores the questions, doubts, fears, and triumphs common to the hearts of men.
The Brethren are an ancient brotherhood entrusted with preserving and disseminating knowledge, truth, and justice since time began; they have survived indifference, hostility, disaster, war, plague, and obscurity but ever they persevere in their age-old duties. Of late, they have fallen into obscurity due to over-caution and the forgetfulness of the people they serve. A strange encounter rouses them from their secrecy and sends one of their most talented agents into the heart of a sworn enemy only to unveil an even older and more dangerous foe.
There are five 'books' in the Serpent and the Unicorn Series which is available as a trilogy. This volume contains Books I and II.
About the Author
Once upon a time there was a sensible young lady who pursued a practical career, but finding it far less fulfilling than the proponents of the modern fairytale promulgate, she then married a clergyman, much to everyone’s astonishment, including her own, and in proper fairytale fashion keeps house for the mysterious gentleman in a far away land, spending most of her time in company with a very short, whimsical person who can almost speak English. She enjoys fantasy, fairy tales, and adventure stories and her writing reflects this quaint affectation. She considers Happy Endings (more or less) a requisite to good literature and sanity, though real stories never, truly end.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The writing was exceptionally basic. Compare to See Spot Run almost. BUT I truly wish the author well as there is a hint of greater ability. One thing that actually shocked me was how one part towards the end appeared to be a very accurate and well worded description of our falling morals and ethics as they are happening presently.
This author has done a superb job of writing evil vs truth whille using characters that are as close to real as a writer could get. I would recommend this book for all ages and if ever the option to get this in audio... then I do so. as the story unfolds a movie runs in your mind. It has been a long time since I havre read such great content!
This is an epic christian fantasy for ALL readers! Full of sword fights, travels, unicorns as well as some romance (just some), this two book story will fill your craving for a good story, as well as give you a nice veiw of the Master (Jesus). Join Tristen as he travels to fight the evil that is increasing as the Brotherhood of the Serpent tries to destroy all good, as well as the Bretheren of the Unicorn. There is some dying scenes, though it doesn't dwell on it so much. Has 885 pages.