By Charles Williams
A charismatic and immortal chief rises up out of Africa to violently adjust humankind’s destiny
there's nice unrest at the African continent, and explosive uprisings that originated there are discovering their strategy to Britain’s beaches. a guy named Nigel Considine, a charismatic chief who calls himself the excessive govt, is elevating a very good military to beat the realm. common love is his acknowledged aim, to be completed via violence if beneficial, and his dogma has unleashed a poor backlash of brutality, prejudice, and hatred all through so-called civilized London. yet who's this immortal prophet-king whose phrases inflame the passions of untold millions of disciples? Is he a power-hungry madman, because the unrepentant agnostic Sir Bernard Travers has flatly acknowledged, or is he the Antichrist, as Travers’s dearest pal, the vicar Ian Caithness, believes? maybe the deathless Considine is the sunshine of the age—indeed, of every age: a saintly personage to be cherished and with no qualm or query, because the poet Roger Ingram is starting to suspect. yet be he grasp legal or twisted genius, supernatural demon or savior reborn, the excessive Executive’s coming is destined to alter the world.
No twentieth-century writer explored subject matters of religion, spirituality, and the supernatural with extra verve and originality than the exceptional Charles Williams, who besides colleagues C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Owen Barfield, used to be a member of the college of Oxford’s famed Inklings literary society. mixing delusion event with breathtaking religious techniques, Williams’s acclaimed works, together with Shadows of Ecstasy, are must-reads for any lover of clever, thought-provoking metaphysical fiction.