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Oliver Johnson

(1957- )
Besides his fantasy trilogy, The Lightbringer, Oliver Johnson has written some stand-alone novels and contributed to other fantasy series.

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The Lightbringer

The Lightbringer — (1996-1999) Publisher: It is a time of great darkness where the sun has lost its brilliance. Mankind is divided into two warring factions — the worshippers of the God of Light and the servants of Eternal Night. It will take the courage of three people to embark on a quest to bring back the light.

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The Lightbringer by Oliver Johnson

Oliver Johnson's The Lightbringer is a different sort of fantasy trilogy. For one thing, it involves vampires, and since vampire novels have spawned their own genre you rarely find them in true fantasy any more. However, this is not a vampire novel; it’s most definitely high fantasy. The next thing that makes The Lightbringer somewhat of a departure from the norm is that the hero is seriously disfigured and spends almost his entire time behind a mask designed to obscure his features. I actually quite liked the absence of physical attractiveness in the protagonist. Not only because it makes for a change, but also because it tests the writer's ability to make you admire the character for less superficial reasons. It's... Read More