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The Golden City (Fourth Realm Trilogy) by John Twelve Hawks
Bantam Press Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780593054918
Date: 07 January 2010 List Price £16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

The third and final novel of The Fourth Realm trilogy by the Kendo Nagasaki of thriller writing, Mr John Twelve Hawks (not his real name!). I didn't get on at all well with the first book in this sequence, The Traveller, which I reviewed back in 2005. A second book , The Dark River passed mercifully by me and I'm afraid, after our first encounter Mr TH's new on, The Golden City, published in hardcover by Transworld is not one for me. May you fare better than I.

"A world that exists in the shadow of our own ...John Twelve Hawks' previous novels about the mystical Travellers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. In "The Golden City", Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveller father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever."

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