Artur's world is changing. A race of giants has invaded the homelands of his people, the Rufoux, and the barbarian tribes of the fantastic land of Medialia are begging for the help of his warrior clan. Ahead of him lies an epic struggle to protect the lives of his clansmen, and their traditions as well, as he honors the dictates of his culture and denies himself the love of the beautiful Andreia. Only he can deliver these pagan nations, separated from God, in this ancient world, but the effect on their lives is greater than he could have ever feared or imagined.
Craig Davis was born and bred in Memphis, Tenn., during the dying days of Jim Crow, what Flannery O'Connor called the Christ-Haunted South. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism at University of Missouri, he toiled for 20 years in various newsrooms as a columnist, designer, artist and cartoonist. Writing fiction since 2004, he has produced four novels and a number of short stories, essays and Bible studies. Davis is currently working on a new collection of Christian Gothic short stories, to be titled "Red Hair Rising," one story from which is represented by the video above. He has two grown daughters and a dog who refuses to grow up, and was once wrestled to the ground by a set of bagpipes.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun read
By Jonathan Jones on June 22, 2012
Being the second book by Mr. Davis that I have read (the first being Feallengod), I am surprised at how different of a novel it is. From an artistic standpoint, it takes a lot of courage to undertake such a spectrum of writing styles composed together into one story (ex--the guy who ALWAYS talks in questions?! It made me a little dizzy at times, but impressive; and the legends of all the different tribes are really cool). But, just from the standpoint of looking for a fun/good book to read, this one is really fun. ... It can be frustrating at the end, but only so much as you enjoy it (I was totally let down because I was so enthralled). However, far from a cop out, I believe the ending to be very much a great part of the point (for those with ears to hear). Don't think twice about reading the Wars, it will delight you and at times cause you to stop and think a little. Enjoy!
wow...just wowBy Amazon Customer on June 16, 2012
having just finished Wars of the Aoten, all i can say is....wow. its engaging and quite funny at times, with characters that draw you in and make you care. ... all in all, great writing and well worth reading, but be warned: the ending will haunt you.