"Of the wonders I yet have heard, / it seems to me most strange that men should fear; / seeing that death, a necessary end, / will come when it will come." William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II
With transcendent understanding, Dr. Roy A. Teel Jr. takes us into the world of the dying-the world of faith and fate, of sadness and humor. His reality-based fiction invites you to join him in traveling the road of both physical death and emotional reckoning, with a few twists thrown in along the way.
The Light of Darkness presents a picture of death unlike any seen in modern times by offering you both freedom from mortality...and the reality of it.
"Death be not proud, though some have called thee / mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so, / for those who thou think'st thou dost overthrow, / die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me." John Donne, Holy Sonnets, Sonnet 10
The Light of Darkness brings you the other side of death: its mortal reality, its inevitability, and the differing ways that all of us will reach our ultimate end. But the journey doesn't end in the stories. The book gives death a voice in that it allows you to experience "Dialogues in Death" that none of us will know until we too are faced with our own demise.
A fresh departure from Dr. Teel's scholarly works, The Light of Darkness illuminates the shadow lands of our finite lives with its triumphs, tragedies, love, humor, anger and loss.
"Do not go gentle into that good night, / old age should burn and rave at close of day; / rage, rage against the dying of the light." Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"