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Book Title: The Shadow at Evening|
The author of the book: Chris Walley
Date of issue: April 1st 2003
ISBN 13: 9781860242694
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 4.3
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I enjoyed this book, and found it an interesting read. The Author has done a good job of creating a human world thousands of years in the future. At first, I didn't buy into the premise that man could live for hundreds and thousands of years without evil, but I eventually accepted it, and engaged in the story. The book is very well written, and the characters were very well expressed. I was certainly drawn to the four main characters. I enjoyed the sci-fi aspects of the book as well. The author did a great job of explaining things in enough depth so as make things believable
My major criticism for this book is that the story is not complete. The book just ends, and the story is still hanging, obviously setting thing up for the next book. This bugs me so much, it almost causes me to deduct one full star from the rating. Ugh...
It seems every author these days loves to write series books, but I have to say it's becoming tiring. In my opinion, if you are going to write a series of books, each volume should stand on it's own. Maybe the books of the series get tied together, and maybe the enjoyment of books can build as you read more books in the series, but I am annoyed when I get to the end of a 380 page book only to have no closure and no resolution. Really? Yes, a few authors have pulled this off successfully, but those authors are very few. J.R.R. Tolkien is one; Francine Rivers is another... Most of the time, if an author draws me into reading their "series", I'm sick of it after the second or third volume. In this case, I'm on the fence if I will read the remainder of the series or not. It was a good story, so perhaps I will.
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Read information about the authorI was born in Wales in 1954 but grew up in northern England. I studied geology at university, gaining a BSc from Sheffield University and a PhD from University of Wales, Swansea. I taught at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Lebanon from 1980-84, where I met my wife and where our two boys were born.
From 1984-94, I was based in Swansea, where I was a consultant for the oil industry. I did fieldwork in a number of African and Asian countries and wrote numerous synthesis volumes on the geology of different countries. In the late eighties, I began writing in my spare time. I had two novels, Heart of Stone and Rock of Refuge, published under the pseudonym of John Haworth.
In 1994, I was asked to return to Lebanon to rebuild the Department of Geology at AUB and we were there as a family 1994-98. During that time I managed the department, taught and also did research. I travelled extensively within Lebanon and got to know all the major geological localities very well, partly through interest, and partly through setting innumerable student mapping projects. My wife and I were also involved in setting up a large environmental project in the Bekaa with A Rocha Lebanon.
In 1998, we returned to the UK. Needing to go back to Swansea where there were few geology jobs, and fancying something of a change, I began to make a new career in writing and editing, in particular for the Christian market. I retained my geological interests, in particular in Lebanon/the Middle East, however, and led field trips for Wheaton College, Illinois in the Middle East and the UK.
In September 2004 I started teaching again, at Gower College Swansea (Gorseinon), on the edge of Swansea: geology and environmental science.
My wife and I live in an old cottage on the edge of Swansea and are very much involved in Pantygwydr Baptist church. Our sons, John and Mark, no longer live at home but remain a real blessing to us.
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