This month we’ll be reading (or listening to) The Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr. This profound fantasy concerns a time when the sun turned around the earth and the animals could speak, when Chauntecleer the Rooster ruled over a more or less peaceful kingdom. What the animals did not know was that they were the Keepers of Wyrm, monster of evil long imprisoned beneath the earth ... and Wyrm, sub terra, was breaking free.
One reviewer said of it: “I was not prepared for what this book…would do to my poor heart. The best battle scene I have ever read, sorrow to match King David's, the putrid nature of sin, the glories of our little efforts in the war against the flesh and the devil, the comfort of the Holy Spirit..... No, I'm not overdoing it. Truly, it's all here in this incredible book.”