Toward the Gleam
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“Ingeniously inventive, it is startling, moving, horrifying at times, and ultimately consoling.”
—Michael D. O’Brien, Author, Father Elijah: An Apocalypse

“I would go so far as to say that if you are a fan of Tolkien’s sub-creation, this book is a must read.”
—The Inklings Blog

by T.M. Doran

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, but advanced civilization...

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