“the best account we have”
Tom Shippey, Author of The Road to Middle-earth and J.R.R. Tolkien, Author of the Century
“an indispensable contribution”
Michael Ward, Author of Planet Narnia
“Glyer excels at depicting their world”
Review: The Times Literary Supplement. 14 September 2007
“a major landmark”
Review: Mythlore. Fall/Winter 2007
Thomas T. Howard, Author of The Novels of Charles Williams
“a marvelous book: fascinating, enjoyable, vastly informative”
Bruce G. Charlton, M.D., Reader in Evolutionary Psychiatry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Editor-in-Chief, Medical Hypotheses
“a delight to read ”
Review: Mythprint: The Monthly Bulletin of the Mythopoeic Society. May 2007
Tolkien Studies Vol. 6 2009
“the appendix by David Bratman is a treasure trove”
Charles A. Huttar, Co-Editor Word and Story in C. S. Lewis and The Rhetoric of Vision: Essays on Charles Williams, Editor of Imagination and the Spirit
“the best book on the subject, and that by a sizable margin”
Sherwood Smith, Author of Inda, The Fox, and Wren to the Rescue
“the definitive treatment”
Will Vaus, Author of The Professor of Narnia and Mere Theology
“supersedes in scope and authority all previous treatments”
Bruce L. Edwards, Professor of English, Bowling Green State University, Author of Not-a-Tame Lion and Further Up and Further In, Editor of C.S. Lewis: Life, Works, & Legacy
“It's good, very good indeed”
Verlyn Flieger, Professor of English, University of Maryland at College Park, Author of Splintered Light, A Question of Time, and Interrupted Music
“changes an entire field’s perspective”
Anthony S. Burdge, President, the Northeast Tolkien Society.
Marjorie Lamp Mead, Associate Director of the Marion E. Wade Center, Wheaton Co-Author of A Reader’s Guide Though the Wardrobe and A Reader’s Guide to Caspian
“bold and successful”
Review: File 770:149
“a volume worthy of its subjects”
“I hardly know where to begin.”
Review: Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Vol. 18 No. 1 2007.
“a wonder of a book”
Review: Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture. Vol. 9 No. 1 Winter 2008-2009.
“greater than the sum of its parts”
Review: Books & Culture: A Christian Review. July/August 2009.
Review: CSL: The Bulletin of the New York C. S. Lewis Society. Vol. 39 No. 4 July/August 2008.
“carefully drawn and fully documented”
Review: Christianity and Literature. Vol. 58 No. 3 Spring 2009.
“a must for university libraries”
Review: Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review. Vol. 4 2007.
Review: Catholic Library World (the Catholic Library Association). Vol. 79 No. 1 September 2008.
“highly recommended for academic libraries”
Review: The Christian Librarian. Vol. 51 No. 2 2008.
“a major contribution to Inkling studies”
Review: SFRA Review: The Science Fiction Research Association. No. 283 Winter 2008.
“Summing Up: Recommended”
Review: CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Vol. 45 No. 4 December 2007.
“This is a very good book.”
Review: Lembas: The Quarterly Journal of Unquendor (the Dutch Tolkien Society). No. 131 Oct 2007.
“a fascinating exploration”
Review: Christian Scholar’s Review. Vol. 37 No. 2 Winter 2008.
“the first book to properly evaluate the Inklings”
Review: Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature. Vol. 12 January 2008.
“written in a graceful, straightforward style”
Review: Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. Vol. 33 No. 4 2008.
“pleasant surprises abound”
Review: Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review. Vol. 25 2008.
Review: Writing on the Edge: A Journal about Writing and Teaching Writing. Vol.18 No. 1. Fall 2007.
“It is really quite a stunning achievement.”
Review: The Lion and the Unicorn. Vol. 32 No. 3 2008.