About the Book:
A meteor strike plunges the world into darkness. A stranger to the village of Brigos Glen restores power and light, supplied by three businesses, known as “The Company,” located beyond the forbidden mountains. The stranger reveals a plan so the Brigons can maintain the power and share the light with outlying territories, which remain shrouded in darkness.
Now, seventy years later, The Company summons six Brigons, including the young engineer Sam Mitchell, to attend a conference in the mountains of the forbidden Outlands.
Responsible for compiling a report about Brigos Glen from his five companions, Sam learns how managers and villagers largely ignored the plan or compromised it to self-interest, forsaking their duty to share the light. They also took for granted The Company responsible for generating and transmitting the power.
In an ordeal fraught with failure, revelations, and judgment, Sam discovers the true identity behind The Company and learns the fate that may befall Brigos Glen . . . that is, unless he can stop it.
Chuck Graham's legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world. He also worked against those seeking to create racial division, including the Ku Klux Klan. He has served as a member of the state bar of Georgia since 1979 and an instructor to attorneys and judges through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He received the Medallion of Appreciation from ICLE.
Chuck is also a speaker and the author of Take the Stand (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996) and the compilations, A Year of Encouragement (Xulon Press).
In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Today Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries.
He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.
MY THOUGHTS-This book was a little bit different. Okay, it was a lot different:) But I understand what the author was trying to do. When I first started reading I didn't understand that is was an allegory. Then after finding out the allegory part, I guess I expected more of a Pilgrim's Progress type story. Tell you what most of my reading is? LOL:) But once I gave it a chance, I really enjoyed the book.
It takes a little bit of getitng used to and it is probably more of what I would class as a fantasy type novel but it was well written and the plot was interesting. It kept me turning pages and I finished it in one day. And for someone who doesn't often read or even like fantasy type novels, you know it has to be good! The author has a good way with words and I liked the characters. Sam was a very compassionate guy who I liked from the beginning.
If you like an allegory with a lot involved, pick up this novel. Will keep you interested until you are finished. Great writing!
I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts are 100% mine. I did not receive any monetary compensation.