By Mark L. Tompkins
“Fantastic . . . a good, superbly distinct publication and an pleasing read.”
—DIANA GABALDON, THE WASHINGTON POST
"A fantastical treat."
“Simultaneously sweeping and complex . . . Tompkins’s notable debut novel conjures an epic conflict for the soul of eire. jam-packed with papal machination and royal intrigue, magic and mayhem, faeries, Vikings, legates, kings and queens, angels and goddesses, this can be 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 experience with the transferring views of dreamscape. a singular wealthy and strange.”
What turned of magic on this planet? Who had to cast off it, and for what purposes? Drawing on fantasy, legend, fairy stories, and Biblical mysteries, The final Days of Magic brilliantly imagines solutions to those questions, sweeping us again to a global the place people and magical beings co-exist as that they had for centuries.
Aisling, a goddess in human shape, used to be born to rule either domain names and—with her dual, Anya—unite the Celts with the strong faeries of the center state. yet inside medieval eire pursuits are divided, and much from its seashores larger forces are mustering. either England and Rome have a stake in riding magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a upset Europe, has outfitted a profession on such plots. yet more and more he unearths 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 demonstrated, betrayals sown, and the arriving conflict may have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and particularly for a tender graduate scholar 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 amazing tale—a feat of world-building that poses marvelous and resonant solutions to epic questions.