Having read the Downing, I'd be interested in reading this one as well.
Even without knowing the basic shape of the plot.
> Many people have been guessing that David Downing's Looking for the King
> just the first of many Inklings novels to come from Ignatius Press. So it
> seem. I have just heard from them about a new one, published March 1,
> Toward the Gleam, by T.M. Doran (formerly an adjunct professor of
> was described to me via email thus: "The main character in Toward the
> Gleam is
> based on J.R.R. Tolkien. A character that is based on C.S. Lewis is also
> in the
> book. It is a wonderful, fast-paced mystery story [...]."
> Prompted by this email, I found a page with more details on the Ignatius
> One thing I notice is that this novel is much longer than Looking for the
> It also appears that the Tolkien and Lewis names are not being used. If
> characters are based on them, then this author is at least taking a more
> circumspect route. The novel does not call itself an "Inklings novel"
> here, but
> the publicist from Ignatius did so. Another thing I notice is that the
> sounds familiar. In fact, I'm getting a strong feeling of deja vu here.
> Such a
> strong feeling that I thought this might have been discussed here already,
> but I
> couldn't find anything on a quick search. Anyone else?
> I have requested a review copy. Anyone who is interested, please let me