LBR recently interviewed the author about this edition, polished and refined over the years, about to be published by Grail Quest Books.
This reviewer's recent reading of this novel was a joy. The author has a pleasant and unique voice, respectful of those who enjoy Lewis and Tolkien, but not imitative.
He is clearly dedicated to world building in this novel, plus ample world destroying. Sin has consequences. I am eager to hear of grace in this world in future volumes.
Who is the Defender? What is the Gift and who gave it? What connection do these two parallel stories have with one another? Watch for the answers to these questions, for they are among the most important parts of this novel. The cover art gives hints to the prospective reader and reminders to the reader who has completed the novel.
The Gift and the Defender appears to be a perfect fit with its publisher, Grail Quest Books (http://grailquestbooks.com/). We look forward to seeing more titles from them and Rev. Bramwell.