The Place of Lion begins with the immediate excitement of an escaped lioness and in Williams' trademark style shifts rapidly into strangeness and metaphysical allegory.
The depth of Williams' familiarity with philosophy, magic and inner nature makes this fable of the accidental un-creation and deliberate re-creation of the world, vitally and immediately useful to any sincere seeker who is able to reach into the text and interrogate the author.
Suitably strange and exciting, this is the third of Williams books investigating aspects of power. Charles Williams was a member of the Inklings - the celebrated literary society that had C.S.Lewis and J.R.R.Tolkien among its members.
The responsibility for preventing the unravelling of creation falls unexpectedly on a group of academics.