World's End

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Prometheus Books, Jun 28, 2010 - Fiction - 415 pages
A dragon firebombs a freeway. Shape-shifters stalk the commercial district. The deadly Wild Hunt wreaks havoc on the highway.

The Age of Misrule has dawned.

When Jack Churchill and Ruth Gallagher encounter a terrifying, misshapen giant beneath a London bridge, they are plunged into a mystery that portends the end of the world as we know it. All over the country, the ancient gods of Celtic myth are returning to the land from which they were banished millennia ago. Following in their footsteps are creatures of folklore: fabulous beasts, wonders and dark terrors. As technology starts to fail, Jack and Ruth are forced to embark on a desperate quest for four magical items—the last chance for humanity in the face of powers barely comprehended.

A pedal-to-the-floor, high-octane fantasy thriller that pitches magic and wonder into a pop culture mash-up of the modern world. Described as "One part Lord of the Rings, one part Illuminatus!, one part Arthurian romance, one part Harry Potter—100 % original!"


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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

Marvelous book I highly recommend for anyone with an interest in Celtic mythology, urban fantasy, or anything in between. If I had to pitch this at Hollywood, I'd say it's The Dresden Files on a Lord of the Rings scale. Read full review

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User Review  - CKmtl - LibraryThing

A gripping and fun beginning to a Celtic-apocalypse trilogy (technically, I suppose, a trilogy of trilogies). I'll be making sure that I get the next two books at the very least. The covers of the Pyr edition, done by John Picacio, are especially gorgeous. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
TWO Different Views from the Same Window
THREE On the Road
FOUR The Purifying Fire
SEVEN HereBe Dragons
THIRTEEN The Hidden Path
SIXTEEN The Harrowing
SEVENTEEN Hanging Heads
EIGHTEEN The Shark Has Pretty Teeth
NINETEEN Flight
TWENTY Revelations TWENTYONE Last Stand
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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.

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