A meteor strike plunges the world into darkness. A stranger to the village of Brigos Glen restores power and light, supplied by three businesses, known as “The Company,” located beyond the forbidden mountains. The stranger reveals a plan so the Brigons can maintain the power and share the light with outlying territories, which remain shrouded in darkness.
Now, seventy years later, The Company summons six Brigons, including the young engineer Sam Mitchell, to attend a conference in the mountains of the forbidden Outlands.
Responsible for compiling a report about Brigos Glen from his five companions, Sam learns how managers and villagers largely ignored the plan or compromised it to self-interest, forsaking their duty to share the light. They also took for granted The Company responsible for generating and transmitting the power.
In an ordeal fraught with failure, revelations, and judgment, Sam discovers the true identity behind The Company and learns the fate that may befall Brigos Glen . . . that is, unless he can stop it.
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About the Author:
Chuck Graham's legal career as an attorney in private practice spanned more than thirty-one years. He represented many local, national, and international clients, acquiring intricate knowledge about the often-overlapping structures of the corporate world. He also worked against those seeking to create racial division, including the Ku Klux Klan. He has served as a member of the state bar of Georgia since 1979 and an instructor to attorneys and judges through the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). He received the Medallion of Appreciation from ICLE.
Chuck is also a speaker and the author of Take the Stand (Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1996) and the compilations, A Year of Encouragement (Xulon Press).
In 1997 he founded Ciloa (Christ Is Lord Of All), a ministry devoted to sharing God’s encouragement with the world and teaching those who follow Him how to encourage others. Today Chuck serves as executive director and principal author of A Note of Encouragement, a weekly e-zine reaching 175 countries.
He and Beverly, his wife of thirty-four years, have lived in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, for fourteen years. God has blessed them with three children. In his free time, Chuck enjoys backpacking and hiking (especially on the Appalachian Trail), playing the guitar, dabbling in photography, and reading extensively about the Christian faith.
When a meteor strikes the planet, the world finds itself in complete darkness. One group of people in the small are known as Brigos Glen manage to make a new life for their people. They are making things work until one day when a stranger shows up. The stranger offers them power for lights and things, and they readily accept his offer. Many years later though, divisions have arisen among the Brigos Glen citizens. Suddenly, several members of the 3 power divisions are invited to meet the people providing them with power. They soon learn that things are much more complicated that they though, and their very presence there could spell disaster for Brigos Glen. On the other hand, they may be the only people able to save it.
This book is an allegory, but I didn't quite see what the author saw. He was using it as an allegory for the Holy Trinity. In retrospect I can kind of see that, but I did't really get it while reading. However I did see some parallels to religions and divisions among them. I found the story to be very interesting, but I definitely wanted some more background on the story. I felt like there was more that could have been filled in to help things make more sense to me. The characters were interesting, and their personalities really worked for the story.
This book was an extremely quick read. Part of that is due to the length, but it is also a fairly absorbing book. The story leaves you hanging, and I wanted the book to keep going. It looks like there will be a sequel though, so maybe I will get more answers there. The story also stands well on it's own without the allegorical aspects. It is a story of survival, learning, helping, and ultimately love. I'm very interested to see where the author is going with this story.
Galley provided for review.
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