London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) February 09, 2009 -- Have you ever met an Archfiend, a Demon, an Orc, a Dragon, or an Elf? If not, prepare to do so as you enter the battle ground between good and evil as described in the saga of Blue Dharma: The Story of Anaiyailla, by Joseph Hunt and Alan Adams.
This novel, the first in a four-part Inner World series, tells the story of the battle to keep the ninth Hellfire Gem on Earth and away from the possession of Vlokor, Lord of the Nine Hells. If he manages to get it, then, literally, all hell would break loose on Earth, as his Demons would be able to invade with impunity. It falls to Krell - a human - and his elven compatriots to rescue the Gem, and his sister, Anaiyailla, from the Demons and, in so doing, save the world from eternal damnation.
In the spirit of fantasy adventure, Blue Dharma: The Story of Anaiyailla takes the reader on a voyage through extraordinary landscapes, inhabited by extraordinary creatures where extraordinary things take place. But the human traits that we find in all the characters, from the evil Archfiends to the innocent Elfs remind us that this is ultimately a reflection of our own lives and that the creatures we meet in the book are representations of a graduated gamut of human action, from the morally bereft to the spiritually enlightened.
This vision has an added poignancy, as the co-authors are both serving life sentences in an American jail for murder. Each one has found some solace in his situation, but from two very different (and seemingly incompatible) sources: Hunt through the teachings of the Indian Master, Paramahansa Yogananda and Adams by the writings of Ayn Rand. Nevertheless, elements from both of these thinkers are brought together at some level in Blue Dharma: The Story of Anaiyailla.
Connoisseurs of fantasy fiction in the lineage of Tolkien can enjoy this novel for, if nothing else, its sheer escapism and other-worldliness. Those seeking a deeper meaning will find much to ponder.