Although I'm not a fan of J. R. R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" saga, I do like the influence it continues to have in popular media, especially fantasy fiction. Without it, there most likely wouldn't be any "Harry Potter," any "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," nor any "Time Quartet." "The Light of Eidon," the first volume in the "Legends of the Guardian King" series by Karen Hancock, shows quite a few similarities to "LOTR" (at least, based on my experiences with Tolkien's work.) However, it actually is a quite enjoyable Christian allegory. The ending is quite the cliffhanger, but, according to BookLikes, there are plenty of sequels already in bookstores and libraries now. In short: If you enjoy fantastical, allegorical novels, you'll probably like this.