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Fellowship of the Book: T. M. Doran's Toward the Gleam (Review)

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Christmas is upon us, and Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie has recently premiered, which reminds me of a great book I've been meaning to recommend. Anyone looking for a Christmas gift for fans of Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth should take a look at T. M. Doran's novel, Toward the Gleam (from Ignatius Press , available in hardback, ereader, and audio editions; get the Kindle version from Amazon .) It is both an homage to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and a gripping tale in its own right. The makers of the book's trailer definitely wanted to draw attention to the connection between Doran's novel and Tolkien's. The cover art design for the book should also remind readers of LOTR. Toward the Gleam 's cover was designed by John Herreid and executed by a wonderful Catholic artist, Daniel Mitsui . You can see that it incorporates some of the design elements from the well-known covers of the 1986 Houghton Mifflin edition (below), such as the r

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  1. Lisa, I stumbled upon your blog last week while looking for more information on Margaret Laracy. I'm looking forward to reading some of your older posts. I thought you might be interested in ,y latest post on Peter Rabbit and the fall of man. Let me know what you think!

    http://contemplativehomeschool.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/peter-rabbit-and-the-fall-of-man/

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    1. Hi, Connie, I'm glad you ran across my blog. You'll find quite a number of posts dealing with the way the Bible has shaped literature (and related topics). I like your post on Peter Rabbit and the Genesis account of the fall!

      But ... who is Margaret Laracy?

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