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The Tower of Geburah


: John White

Summary: Three children; Wesley, Lisa, and Kurt, investigate their Uncle's attic, only to be transported to the land of Anthropos, which is in the middle of a war. There they meet King Kardia , Chocma of the House of Wisdom, Inkleth the Matmon (dwarf) and Gaal,the shepherd who  forgives them and claims them for his own. Wesley, Lisa, Kurt, and Inkleth head for the tower of Geburah to reclaim the stolen treasures of the kingdom. They meet with seven headed ogres, magicians, reindeer, treachery and finally success as they help to free Anthropos from Hocoino and the other servants of the darkness. 402 pp., Intervarsity Press,  1978 copyright

Third of four: The Sword Bearer (Bk1), Gaal the Conqueror (2), The Tower of Geburah (3), The Iron Sceptre (4), and Quest for the King (5).

Reading  Level: ages 9-12

Reviewed by: Amy Smith, 2004

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I found this an interesting and inspiring book, though I did not find the writing itself exceptional. Gaal the Shepherd is a beautiful character, much like Aslan in the Narnia series, whose love, help and forgiveness are wonderfully portrayed.  I would recommend The Tower of Geburah for ages ten and up. 

Addendum by Derri Smith: Anthropos means "man" (think "anthropology"). 


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