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Looking for the King – A Tiber River Review

Looking For The King

Looking For The King

What would it be like to share a drink with C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the rest of the Inklings? How would you like to talk with some of the most imaginative men of the twentieth century?

Looking for the King (Ignatius Press, hardcover, 250 pages), a new book by Lewis-expert David Downing, is your ticket these experiences. The book follows a young man, Tom, as he treks through twentieth-century England while researching Arthurian legend. Aware of Lewis’ expertise in the field, Tom arranges to meet with the Oxford don, and ends up being invited to meet with the rest of the Inklings.

The group guides Tom on his journey, which quickly turns into a full-blown adventure as his research intersects with an even more alluring quest: the search for the legendary Spear of Destiny, the spear that pierced the side of Christ. The Inklings, as Tom’s archaeological and spiritual advisers, eventually help Tom find both of the ancient Kings he is searching for, the one of ancient legend and the one of faith.

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