Burning Man by Mark Chadbourn
(Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 2)

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After a long journey across the ages, Jack Churchill has returned to the modern world, only to find it in the grip of a terrible, dark force. The population is unaware, mesmerized by the Mundane Spell that keeps them in thrall. With a small group of trusted allies, Jack sets out to find the two "keys" that can shatter the spell. But the keys are people—one with the power of creation, one the power of destruction—and they are hidden somewhere among the world’s billions. As the search fans out across the globe, ancient powers begin to stir. In the bleak north, in Egypt, in Greece, in all the Great Dominions, the old gods are returning to stake their claim. The odds appear insurmountable, the need desperate. . . . This is a time for heroes.
 

About Mark Chadbourn

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A two-time winner of the British Fantasy Award, Mark Chadbourn is the critically-acclaimed author of eleven 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 'mate'. He lives in a forest in the English Midlands. Visit Mark Chadbourn's Web site at www.markchadbourn.net.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by Pyr. 393 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The final battle against the Void looms in this Gnostic mix-up as the champions of Existence, the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons, travel the globe to seek the hidden Keys that will unleash magic and undo the Mundane Spell.

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In Burning Man, there is still time travel, but most of the action takes place in modern times,shifting between the physical world and The Far Lands, where the gods dwell, and The Grim Lands, where the dead abide.

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City Book Review

The pacing is wonderful and the book isn’t bogged down with information from the last book.

May 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Burning Man (Kingdom of the S...

SF Site

The Burning Man is the penultimate book of a nine book series, and something I'd describe as a lightning rod for the author's barbed dark fantasy.

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Red Room

The numerous story threads come at you in a cut-and-thrust pattern that coerces you into paying more attention just to keep up, until you’re so immersed in the adventure, emotional backlash and wonder that the damn thing takes you by stealth.

Jun 05 2008 | Read Full Review of Burning Man (Kingdom of the S...

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