By Mark L. Tompkins
“Fantastic . . . a decent, superbly exact booklet and an pleasing read.”
—DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST
"A fantastical treat."
“Simultaneously sweeping and complex . . . Tompkins’s striking debut novel conjures an epic conflict for the soul of eire. choked with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this is often one wild and breathless ride.”
—KAREN pleasure FOWLER
“Plundering the treasure chest of human myths, from mysterious biblical giants to ferocious Celtic faeries, Tompkins has created a fable event with the transferring views of dreamscape. a singular wealthy and strange.”
What turned of magic on the earth? Who had to cast off it, and for what purposes? Drawing on delusion, legend, fairy stories, and Biblical mysteries, The final Days of Magic brilliantly imagines solutions to those questions, sweeping us again to an international the place people and magical beings co-exist as they'd for centuries.
Aisling, a goddess in human shape, was once born to rule either domain names and—with her dual, Anya—unite the Celts with the robust faeries of the center nation. yet inside medieval eire pursuits are divided, and much from its beaches higher forces are mustering. either England and Rome have a stake in using magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a dissatisfied Europe, has equipped a occupation on such plots. yet more and more he reveals himself torn among accountability and his wish to comprehend the magic that has been forbidden.
As kings arrange, exorcists assemble, and divisions widen among the warring clans of eire, Aisling and Jordan needs to come to phrases with powers given and withheld, whereas an international which may nonetheless foster magic hangs within the stability. Loyalties are proven, betrayals sown, and the arriving struggle can have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and particularly for a tender graduate pupil named Sara Hill.
The final Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for strength, human frailty, and the eager for wisdom that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a awesome tale—a feat of world-building that poses stunning and resonant solutions to epic questions.