Jack of Ravens by Mark Chadbourn
(Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 1)

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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.


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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 March 20, 2012 by Pyr. 418 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Once more mashing up fantasy, mythology, and Gnosticism, two-time British Fantasy Award-winner Chadbourn (The Devil in Green) returns to a universe wherein the Void threatens to destroy Existence. Jack "Church" Churchill wakes to find himself in Celtic Britain—over 2000 years before his birthâ...

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City Book Review

The time jumping within the book is fun and creative, but I really wanted to explore the tiny pockets of time that Jack visited a little longer.

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The supporting cast is made up from numerous Brothers and Sisters of Dragons across time, including vignettes of what is happening in the present to Age of Misrule favourites Ruth, Shavi, Laura and Veitch, various famous faces from history, Niamh of the Golden Ones, and a sprinkling of new charac...

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Seattle PI

If you're in the mood for an epic adventure, Jack of Ravens is just what you're looking for.

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