The year is 1917. Following the sudden death of his Professor, a young man and his two companions are approached by a strange man who gives them a book to safeguard.
This book, the Imaginarium Geographica, is the reason the Professor was killed, and now, they too are in mortal danger.
Chased by the ferocious Wendigo, half-man half-werewolf creatures, the three companions seek refuge on a ship - a ship that leads them to the extraordinary lands of myth and legend mapped in the precious book they carry.
As their adventure unfolds we learn that the friends are in fact C.S Lewis, J.R.R Tolkien and Charles Williams - and as they discover that events in the known world mirror those in the imaginary realm, they come to realise the importance of the Imaginarium Geographica , and if not protected, there will be no peace from the war that rages in our world.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages, B-W
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 08/05/2007
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781416932499
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Review by wyvernfriend
I did enjoy this story of three Oxford men who have different careers and who meet by accident and end up saving the world of imagination. While occasionally it did feel like the author was trying too hard to fit some of the pieces of the world of imagination into the story it was still an interesting read.I did guess who two of the men who met in 221B Baker Street were and I hope to find some reads by the third. If nothing else Owen may have introduced me to a new classic fantasy writer.
Review by boppisces
Well written with numerous references to literature.