Jack of Ravens (Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 1)by Mark Chadbourn
Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walks out of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before he was born, with no knowledge of how he got there. All Jack wants is to get home to his own time where the woman he loves waits for him. Finding his way to the timeless mystical Otherworld, the home of the gods, he plans to while away the
Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walks out of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before he was born, with no knowledge of how he got there. All Jack wants is to get home to his own time where the woman he loves waits for him. Finding his way to the timeless mystical Otherworld, the home of the gods, he plans to while away the days, the years, the millennia, until his own era rolls around again . . . but nothing is ever that simple.
A great Evil waits in modern times and will do all in its power to stop Jack’s return. In a universe where time and space are meaningless, its tendrils stretch back through the years. Through Roman times, the Elizabethan age, Victoria’s reign, the Second World War, and the Swinging Sixties, the Evil sets its traps to destroy Jack.
Mark Chadbourn gives us a high adventure of dazzling sword fights, passionate romance, and apocalyptic wars in the days leading up to Ragnarok, the End-Times: a breathtaking, surreal vision of twisting realities where nothing is quite what it seems.
Praise for the series:
"[A]n author whose work has redefined the boundaries of dark fantasy. The colossal story has never been less than fascinating, and at times easily rivaled the most riveting, original work of the genre. . . . Breathtaking, beguiling, and very British, I can recommend Destroyer of Worlds and the entire trilogy of trilogies as books which any serious reader of dark fantasy should have in their collections."
Meet the Author
A two-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, Mark Chadbourn is the critically-acclaimed author of nineteen novels and one non-fiction book. A former journalist, he is now a screenwriter for BBC television drama. His other jobs have included running an independent record company, managing rock bands, working on a production line, and as an engineer’s assistant. He lives in a forest in the English Midlands. Visit him online at www.markchadbourn.net or on Twitter @Chadbourn.
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Loved the story. Love overcoming despair is kind of the theme of this book.
An epic fantasy adventure in the making. In a battle between hope and despair, creation and destruction, this demonstrates that lowly humans can actually affect the ultimate outcome. Spreading from our time back to before the building of Stonehenge and back again, spanning the globe from England, across America, into Italy, Vietnam and places in between. From our world to the Far Lands (as well as asking who really killed Kennedy). Showing that we are all tied together. So, maybe the ultimate question is, since we are all going to die eventually, what would you sell your death for? Or as a fictional character put it (in a different British authors work) “Small chance of success, certain death. What are we waiting for? © Night Owl Reviews
If you love Mark Chadbourn you won't be disapointed! I love his books and purchased some of these through a friend in Wales long before they were available here. I'm so glad that they are now published in the USA. Mark Chadbhourn never fails to amaze with his style and great reserch. Keep them coming !!!! I have read almost all of them......