Frank Luke reviews Summa Elvetica:
One book that I recently gave a second read to was Theodore Beale’s Summa Elvetica. (Beale sometimes writes under the pen name Vox Day.) When I saw the title, I immediately thought of Aquinas‘ masterpiece Summa Theologia. When I read the blurb, I saw Beale had been going for that very connection. It’s a good connection, and the book makes good on the promised link without being heavy handed in the debate department….
I thoroughly enjoyed how Marcus’ journey from Amora to the Elven lands
paralleled his journey into becoming his own man and making his own
choices. Two other members of the envoy are fellow church men on
opposite sides of the debate. Marcus will be writing his own opinion for
the Sanctiff (though the Sanctiff will make the final decision on the
question of elves and souls).
In very much related news, I’m pleased to say that I’ve received several emails from people telling me that the new Summa Elvetica hardcovers have arrived and that it is a worthy companion to A Throne of Bones on the bookshelf.