I just finished reading the book, “Toward the Gleam” by T.M. Doran. This book was amazing, and I cant really tell you why I loved it, although this trailer by Insight Scoop does a great job explaining the intensity! Check it out
And Sarah Reinhard of CatholicMom.com writes the following in her review of the novel:
It’s a book I won’t lend lightly, because it was impeccably written. Calling it science fiction or even fantasy (I’ve heard it categorized as both) feels misleading to me (probably because I have a misconception about what’s included in those genres), though it definitely has elements of both.
During the week I was reading it, I found myself rocking the baby longer so that I could keep reading and trying to fit reading time into every odd moment I could. I couldn’t see how the book would resolve and I was unable to predict what would happen, which was delightful and maddening. I think my brain might still be whirling a little from it, and I have no doubt that this will be among the books that I reread in the next few years, because I’m sure there’s a lot I missed as I tried to get to the end.
You can learn more about the plot and elements within it at the book’s website (I don’t want to accidentally spoil it!). It has some heavy endorsements, which intrigued me before I picked it up to read, but after losing myself to it, I can say that they’re all well-earned.
On a scale of 1-10, this gets an 11 from me. Not only highly recommended, but sure to be a great gift for any fiction reader on your list.
And, most recently, T. M. Doran was interviewed by John J. Miller on National Review's "Between the Covers" program.
For more about the book, including a long excerpt, visit www.TowardTheGleam.com.