Darkest Hour (Age of Misrule Series #2)

Darkest Hour (Age of Misrule Series #2)

by Mark Chadbourn
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Darkest Hour (Age of Misrule Series #2) by Mark Chadbourn

The Eternal Conflict between the Light and Dark once again blackens the skies and blights the land. On one side stand the Tuatha de Danaan, golden-skinned and beautiful, filled with all the might of angels. On the other are the Fomorii, monstrous devils hell-bent on destroying all human existence. And in the middle are the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons, determined to use the strange power that binds them to the land in a last, desperate attempt to save the human race.

Church, Ruth, Ryan, Laura, and Shavi have joined forces with Tom, a hero from the mists of time, to wage a guerrilla war against the iron rule of the gods. But they didn't count on things going from bad to worse ...

Darkest Hour is the stunning continuation of a powerful fantasy saga by one of Britain's most acclaimed young writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591027409
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 06/23/2009
Series: Age of Misrule Series , #2
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,268,723
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Chadbourn is the critically acclaimed author of the novels Underground, Nocturne, and Scissorman, as well as the nonfiction work Testimony. He has worked as a journalist for a number of British national newspapers, magazines, and television.

Visit Mark Chadbourn's Web site at www.markchadbourn.net

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Darkest Hour (Age of Misrule Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is where Ravenfeather plans, sleeps, or just hangs out in.
Reogar More than 1 year ago
Great read. Picked it up and just couldn't put it down. Really enjoyed the middle book. It kinda suffers from "The Empire Strikes Back" syndrome. However, Chadbourn truly keeps you interested in one twist after another.
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HammerRI More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this second book in the Age Of Misrule series, but I thought it could have been better and the characters could have been more interestingly done. To me there seemed to be a disconnect between how powerful the Golden Ones are supposed to be and what they actually did. It just didn't hold together to me intellectually. However, if you are looking for something to escape into and like Celtic mythology, this is a wonderful book.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Eternal Conflict cold war turns hot when The Brothers and Sisters of Dragons successfully engage the Tuatha De Danann ancient Gods to return to save humanity from the onslaught of the evil Fomorii demons. However, mortals should have known by now that Gods even those golden angelic ones do not think the way humans do. Instead, the Tuatha De Danann plan to rule as they did eons ago with an iron fist. Stunned by what they perceive as a betrayal and caught between two superpowers battling over whose future will prevail for humanity, the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons struggle to save mankind. Advanced weapon systems have proven futile and feeling like expendable pawns and out maneuvered by the side they thought they could trust, the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons turn in their DARKEST HOUR within as they decide to take the hostility to the Fomorii without the help of the ancient Gods. Although victory is improbable, if somehow they succeed, they know next comes ridding the devastated planet of the ancient Celtic Gods who demand obsequiousness. The second Age of Misrule urban fantasy (see WORLD'S END) is a great middle book as the action never slows down while also setting up one hell of a finish. The story line focuses on the revelation by the dragon warriors that they succeeded in their endeavor to bring allies on a power par with their enemies; only these allies think differently as they are used to mankind bowing to them in deference. Readers will appreciate Mark Chadbourn's fine thriller as the lights are gone in planet earth with the last glimmer of hope being Dragons like Church, Ruth, Ryan, Laura and Shavi, and the enigmatic time traveler Tom. Harriet Klausner