Pat is a backwoodsman living in the city, a wild man captivated by the teachings of the Apostles. A loner fascinated with other people, their hopes and dreams and sorrows, do not look for Pat in the herd. He is somewhere else. Pat knew he was going to marry Trisha before he met her, before she even knew he existed, and loves her more now than when he saw her picture in May of 1975. One of four sons, he has four daughters. They are his pride and joy. A born daydreamer with a B. A. in religion (University of South Carolina 1980, go Cocks!) and an M. A. in philosophy (Western Kentucky University 1988, go Hilltoppers!), Pat earns his meager living in a job requiring a strong back and a weak mind. A contrarian to all current trends, styles, thinking, and so forth, wouldn’t you know it – Pat decided to tell a tale in an eBook. That's Pat with his girls in the profile picture, taken circa 1991. To see his fourth girl you will have to use a soft focus - she was still in his heart when this picture was taken.
on July 14, 2018 :
Great read! I would highly recommend this book for anyone who loves to read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on Jan. 25, 2018 :
I began this sometime in the afternoon and just could not put it down, I finished it around 2 in the morning. I realize that in "Merlin's Hero" I compare the story to Tolkien, but really I should have compared it with C. S. Lewis' Narnia, and that realization further solidified in reading the completion of the tale.
I adore this duology and know that I shall be returning to it again and again through the years. I don't want to say too much in case someone hasn't read the first one, but I can say that you could read it as a stand alone (but I wouldn't recommend it because it is the completion of the story laid out in MH). However, I shall say that I believe this second one is stronger than the first, it met all my expectations and (in several cases) exceeded them. The imagery is amazing and I love the ending.
This is clearly a completion of a story, but there's at least one character I'm going to hope that we'll be given a further tale about. I could say so much more, but I don't want to spoil anything. If you enjoyed the first, you'll enjoy this one.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)