Testament of a Life
by Ken Gunther
WINNER 2017 ELIT AWARD - BEST BOOK
Lilith: Testament of a Life is a tale of stalking which exposes, in a trail of sadly credible horrors,
the end-game of this crisis we call civilization. Note: There is not a scintilla of fantasy on or between
these covers. The key semaphores of the cover art are so deeply buried in our collective psyche that
pandemic danger, remote rescue, stolen flight (freedom) and the
autumn of civilization, only seem like fantasy to us. As one editor put it: “Beware: This book may hold
the keys to our only escape from civilization’s gadget-glorified concentration camp!”
We meet young Lilith at a point just before she is snatched up by history in process of hurtling us
toward apocalypse…that ending which has been the subtext of civilization since the first
wild-eyed Kurgan dared suppose Nature could be conquered, and then set about doing it! And voila!
A mere ice-melt or two later and his gryllos is our gryllos—that well taught hunger game called
civilization, which will not be sated till every last daughter of
Mother Nature has been orphaned or obliterated. Now there’s a bedtime story for posterity.
—Shaelyn Chaminade (1044 pages, 274 illustrations, lay-flat binding.)