The long awaited conclusion to the National Book Award-winning "The Book of The Dun Cow" Trilogy, from Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Praise for The Book of The Dun Cow
"Belongs on the shelf with Animal Farm, Watership Down and The Lord of the Rings. It is, like them, an absorbing, fanciful parade of the war between good and evil." - Los Angeles Times
Praise for "The Second Book of The Dun Cow: Lamentations"
"[A] profoundly imagined and beautifully stylized fable of the immemorial war between good and evil." - The New York Times
Pertelote, widow of Chauntecleer the Golden Rooster, takes up his mantle as leader of the Animals as they seek safety from the great evil of the Wyrm and his children. Two other groups of Creatures are making their own journeys through the perilous land: Eurus the merciless yellow-eyed Wolf and his pack, and the sociable pair, Wachanga the Cream-Colored Wolf and her friend Kangi Sapa, the Raven. When Pertelote meets Wachanga and Kangi, she finds much-needed allies in her travels. Allies that become all the more valuable after cruel Eurus begins following the weary Animals with a murderous intent.
When the Creatures converge on a hidden crater high in the mountains, they make a monumental discovery that may finally mean an end to their tribulations.
The epic journey begun in "The Book of the Dun Cow" reaches its powerful conclusion in "The Third Book of the Dun Cow: Peace at the Last," proving the sacrifices of Chauntecleer and the Animals were not in vain.
Walter Wangerin Jr. is widely recognized as one of the most gifted writers writing today on the issues of faith and spirituality. Starting with the renowned Book of the Dun Cow, Wangerin's writing career has encompassed most every genre: fiction, essay, short story, children's story, meditation, and biblical exposition. His writing voice is immediately recognizable, and his fans number in the millions. The author of over forty books, Wangerin has won the National Book Award, New York Times Best Children's Book of the Year Award, and several Gold Medallions, including best-fiction awards for both The Book of God and Paul: A Novel. He lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, where he is Senior Research Professor at Valparaiso University.