In War in Heaven Charles Williams gives a contemporary setting to the traditional story of the Search for the Holy Grail. Examining the distinction between magic and religion, this eerily disturbing book graphically portrays a metaphysical journey through the shadowy crevices of the human mind.
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Date:May 21, 2003
G. Ian Goodson
In ordinary, everyday lives the supernatural begins to break in. Each protagonist makes decisions that will become irrevocable. Heaven and Hell become real choices hanging on a thread of whim or will. The battle is for the Holy Grail on one level. It is for the souls of men and women on the other.Charles Williams blends magic and mysticism in the style of a thriller novelist but without any loss of reality or reverence. Evil is clearly and coolly depicted. There is no gruesome horror but the dawning realization that actually we are all making these very same decisions every day of our lives.He is an acquired taste, but well worth the effort. I have been reading and re-reading his novels ever since I first encountered them in my teens. I am now fifty.