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Toward the Gleam Read & download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ut advanced civilizationThe translation of the manuscript and the search for its origins become a life long uest for Hill As he uncovers an epic that both enchants and inspires him he tracks down scholars from Oxford to Paris who can give him clues Along the way he meets several intriguing characters including a man keenly interested in obtaining artifacts from a long lost civilization that he believes was the creation of a superior race and will help him fulfill his ambition to rule other men Concluding I received this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I was out at Boy Scout Camp for two days with 17 little 11 Year old Scouts when it showed up in my mailbox My husband called me to tell me the good news He knows what is important I was excited it had arrived in less than two weeks from the day I received the notification But I put it out of my mind so that I could continue to sweat effectively in the Florida heat and keep my little charges hydrated and moving along through their programBut when I arrived home on Tuesday at midnight this was one of the first things my husband brought to my attention I opened the package and started the book right away Within a few pages I realized that I was feeling that old and familiar Charles Williams feeling Not a good thing when I still had to join my staff at an already in progress Cub Scout Twilight Camp So at page 17 I decided to be a responsible Cub Scout Camp Director and put the thing down until my camp had ended and all of the euipment was taken down and properly storedI have now warned my family that this promises to be one of those books that they call a we don t have a mom book I m excited and they are in denial But they are happy for me that I won the book So I m picking it up again tonight and plan to try hard to be a responsible parent and read only when my responsibilities are complete for the moment Maybe I m in denial tooThat was my impression on July 12th or 13thI hadn t figured out yet that I need to put my updates in the little white box When I had finally finished with all of my summer Cub Scout responsibilities I picked the book back up and finished it in just a few days I finished reading yesterday afternoon July 29 and still can t stop thinking about or discussing the book with whoever will listen I have pages marked with insights that I like I had my husband chasing down Inkling information on the internet while I kept reading I made my BYU English minor daughter promise to read it when she gets home in two weeks and I secured a commitment from my political genius college bound son to read it Home schooling that guy has been an education for me and I don t know that I would have enjoyed this book as much without his never ending self directed research on all things political both historical and current Because of him I was armed with the knowledge I needed to enjoy this book on the level that I did While reading this book I realized just how much this sweet son of mine has taught me So I imagine that this book will always have a special place in my heart because it helped me to see how much my child has given to me while I worked to provide him with the tools he needs to get a great educationBack to the book From the reviews on the back cover I knew that it was an Inkling book As I said in my first post I experienced some of that old and familiar Charles Williams feeling I thought that was the reason for such reviews It was enough for me the book had me in its grip and I couldn t be happier that I had won the book Then as I turned pages it began to dawn on me and when the big aha moment arrived I couldn t tear through the book fast enough What a tale I am reluctant to say much else about the story itself for fear of spoiling it for anyone But I will say that I loved all of the political and moral debates I often felt that I was in the room participating in these intoxicating conversations Some of my favorite passages followpage 243 There s something within man that resents dependency A philosophy that purports to put man in control is attractive seductive No wonder so many succumb to it Jack said Control is illusory But an addictive illusion Owen said The talented and intelligent one is the attractive is the lure to control If one could harness science if one could redesign humanity if one could order society properly a new world could be ushered in As in Russia John said It isn t the immediate outcome that s appealing Owen said What appeals is the sense of control and the act of controlling coupled with the promise of a future utopia page 338 Evil is a conscious decision to do what one knows is wrong EM said I believe evil is an act of selfishness whether the matter is small or grave Selfishness is what produces evil They were looking at John expecting him to speakFor my part I believe evil is ambition that disregards the other s welfare This ambition may be monetary political or personal Nonetheless it seeks some end and disregards the harm it may do to anotherpage 390 Owen says evil is the failure to live freedom well That s an odd way of putting it EM said I thought so too But the I think about it the sense it makes The use of freedom will and action determines whether outcomes are helpful or harmful When we use freedom poorly harmful outcomes occur for others and for ourselves That isn t a bad definition of evilpage 401 The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation that away Men are but gilded loam or painted claypage 453 The two of them wound their way through the restaurant unnoticed except for one pair of wistful eyes That last passage contains an entire sermon But no other words are needed It s almost a vindication for anyone who has faced temptation and for the right reasons has turned away in spite of what they really wanted to do The entire book is filled with such treasures I often found myself going back and forth between being caught up in the excitement of the story and happily wandering through a world of words and ideas But on page 401 the wandering comes to an end and it s all excitement By page 406 the big uestions are How is he going to wrap this up in so few pages Am I going to have to wait for a seuel It was nearly excruciating But TM Doran proves himself an excellent writer and resolves it all uite well I was as satisfied with the ending as I was with the first few pages I highly recommend this book The author s standards are clearly very high He has been true to the history in this book without caving in to the temptation to revise history in a politically correct manner his characters are as real as they can be and he stays true to their standards the idea upon which he builds the story is fresh and captivating and he manages to find a place in the worlds of Tolkien Lewis Williams and the other Inklings while including just enough of Indiana Jones to get the reader s pulse 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Toward the Gleam Read & download à eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Between the two world wars on a hike in the English countryside Professor John Hill takes refuge from a violent storm in a cave There he nearly loses his life but he also makes an astonishing discovery — an ancient manuscript housed in a cunningly crafted metal box Though a philologist by profession Hill cannot identify the language used in the manuscript and the time period in which it is was made but he knows enough to make an educated guess — that the book and its case are the fruits of a long lost b Earlier this year I reviewed Looking for the King and a new novel also from Ignatius Press Toward the Gleam A Novel has similar elements They both involve a similar historical time period with some of the same historical characters They both involve some time of artifact that involves the main characters into an unfolding drama with increasing danger and they both have solid spiritual and philosophical underpinnings Where they depart is that while I enjoyed Looking for the King as a good and entertaining novel I find Toward the Gleam to be a much better novel on every levelThe story takes place in closer to modern times and in the period from WWI up to WWII The initial story involves a professor carrying some object desires to talk to the abbot of an English monastery in regards to that object The professor presents himself as John Hill which is a pseudonym he had used earlier during his investigation of this ancient artifact The professor is a famous historical figure and I felt rather foolish the length of time it took me to realize who the person was considering the number of clues provided Though I found that some reviewers like Joseph Pearce identify him in their reviews The professor begins to tell his story from his time in WWI the finding of the artifact and the drama that unfolded in connection to itAs the professor spends time studying the artifact he comes to realize he needs help in deciphering it and so he seeks out various experts in their fields to ask them uestion while avoiding revealing the existence of this artifact This investigation uickly leads him into the path of one of the experts who is a criminal mastermind with interests that intersect this artifact and the power that he would want to use from the civilization that produced it Though he only suspects what the professor has and this is enough to put them on a collision course of life and death since he will stop at nothing to get what he wants The conversations this professor has with these experts are very interesting since they espouse the spirits of the time that produced so many isms in regards to moral relativism The conversations are crafter in such a way to advance the story and to argue philosophical ideas but without that sock puppet feel of an author just interjecting philosophical arguments into a story The evil mastermind is a intricate character and a very dangerous man and a person that is than a match for the professorAs a historical novel many historical figures are introduced and the professor has many conversations with such characters including some he never met in real life but it is plausible in some of the cases that he met them One uibble I had with the novel is that the number of these figures are only introduced by their first name so you know right away they are such since their last names are never mentioned Figuring who these people are is simple in some cases and harder in others depending on your knowledge of this literary history of the time and in one case the background of a saint One of the what if aspects of the book is uite spectacular and enjoyable on multiple levels The historical aspects are uite well done but some of the fictional and historical elements don t uite dovetail if you know some of the details of this professor and his literary works A good job is done here but it doesn t mesh as perfectly as a Tim Powers novel Tim Powers can take his imaginative plots and history and mesh them in such a way that his histories seem to explain and be real than the actual historyAs the plot progresses the danger increases to such a crescendo that there is plenty of tension created into how it will resolve I especially like how the professors family life was portrayed and the way it made his wife an important part of the novel in such an authentic way The craft involved in making conversations with so many historical and predominantly literary figures sound right is difficult and the author pulls it off There was nothing in these conversations that did not sound as if they could come off the lips of the people involved One thing I found odd though that since the professor was a serious Catholic as were many of the book s figures that elements of Catholicism other than the philosophical arguments seemed to be missing from their lives Maybe this one done to make the novel accessible to a larger group of people but for me it marred it a bit in what otherwise had a good degree of authenticity regarding the professorOverall this was a very fine novel that kept me intrigued throughout with an appreciation of the imaginative elements introduced There are serious spiritual and philosophical underpinnings that add to the novel especially in regards to temptation I listened to the 15 and half hour audiobook version of Toward the Gleam read by Kevin O Brien As always Kevin has done a professional job with this multitude of character voices adding to the enjoyment of the story


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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) Read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß T.M. Doran This is a mystery novel involving the writing of the Lord of the Rings with a fictionalized version of Tolkien as main character John Hill and appearances by some of the Inklings and other contemporaries I liked the characterizations of Chesterton Lewis and Tolkien's wife John Hill's character is also uite well done The my

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    Read Toward the Gleam [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) T.M. Doran ß 7 Read Earlier this year I reviewed Looking for the King and a new novel also from Ignatius Press Toward the Gleam A Novel has similar elements They both involve a similar historical time period with some of the same historical characters They both involve some time of artifact that involves the main characters into an unfolding drama with increasing danger and they both have solid spiritual and philosophical underpin

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) A delightful alternative history and philosophic exploration around the writing of LOTR

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    Read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß T.M. Doran [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) I received this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I was out at Boy Scout Camp for two days with 17 little 11 Yea

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) Alternative biography of JRR Tolkien retelling his life as if he had found an old manuscript from a civilization that is no Atlanti

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) A very entertaining mystery surrounding the origins of a very ancient book found accidentally and the conseuences of this discovery By finding the book John Hill unwillingly unleashes forces of evil those who will stop at nothing to possess the knowledge it contains only to twist it to their own purposes and will hound him until th

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) I have had this book for a while but it just sat in my 'to be read pile' for a while It is a curious book and many characters from history CS Lewis GK Chesterton Agatha Christie and A great beginning and looking forward to where th

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    T.M. Doran ß 7 Read Read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß T.M. Doran [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) I'm not one for the mystery genre but when I discovered that this title's main character is based on Tolkien I had to read it Based on the premise that the protagonist Tolkien discovers an ancient manuscript The Red Book of Westmarch for the initiated which details an ancient civilization Middle Earth it becomes a Davinci Code like search for clues for evidence Most of the evidence involves discussions with academics and little physical evi

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    T.M. Doran ß 7 Read Read & download Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ß T.M. Doran [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) ENGLISH This novel can be considered as two different books The first is an alternative biography in the same sense as one speaks about alternative history The identity of the person being biographed a famous writer is transparent although he i

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Toward the Gleam) Thoroughly enjoyable Mystery history The Inklings philosophy so much to like It was so much fun to recognize familiar and much loved characters My only criticism is that the author uses some American words and phrases that an English man simply wouldn't say A great read though

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  • Hardcover
  • 481
  • Toward the Gleam
  • T.M. Doran
  • English
  • 15 December 2020
  • 9781586176334