An Allegory For The AgesShelley Ballard’s debut novella is reminiscent of the writings of J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis.It will strike a chord in readers’ hearts. The confrontation between Carl and Clovis will sear into their minds for a long time.Readers will never forget how Clovis collects his fee. Or the surprising sacrifice Carl makes to free people’s hearts from the clutches of the evil tinker.Every time readers touch the skin covering their own hearts they will remember. Scenes of betrayal and the consequences of that betrayal will flash before their eyes. And they will think about the forgiveness available to all who seek it.The Tinker of Petros is that powerful.And this is only where the adventure begins. It escalates in Book Two: The Tinker’s Apprentice, and reaches a crescendo in the final book of The Tinker Trilogy: The Tinkers’ War.