Though I haven't read Chris Walley's book yet, I'd really like to, and here's why:
Chris Walley's The Shadow and Night was praised by reviewer Patricia Cummings, who said of the story:
"...it’s "Star Wars" the way it should have been written..."
The story is set in the year 13851 in a world that has never experienced evil. So let's break that information down.... We have a scientific, technologically based Garden of Eden society. There is no sin, and the inhabitants have a spiritual relationship with God.
So maybe you're saying to yourself. That's a pretty rad concept but...how's that make for an interesting story? Where's the conflict?
Conflict enter stage left: A horde of evil ape-like creatures and giant bugs threaten to destroy their paradisical planet! And even worse, they're not only battling evil apes and cockroaches, they're fighting against a spreading evil that threatens to corrupt their very minds. The dark side makes a full frontal assault, no rules, no mercy.
Christian Star Wars anyone?
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