The Devil in Green (Dark Age, Book 1)
by Mark Chadbourn
Cover Artist: John Picacio
Review by Mel Jacob
Pyr Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616141981
Date: 25 May 2010 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Mark Chadbourn, journalist and acclaimed author, begins a new fantasy trilogy, The Dark Age with The Devil in Green. Mallory, fleeing from his personal demons, encounters a young man, Jez Miller, on the lonely and dangerous Salisbury Plain one night. Demons and beasts of the night attack, and Mallory, using a stolen car, saves Miller. The young man is on his way to join the new Knights Templar in Salisbury. The Church is recruiting and training men as knights to protect clergy and extend their faith and protection to the population. From official release/information:
Product Description: Humanity has emerged, blinking, from the Age of Misrule into a world substantially changed: cities lie devasted, communications are limited, anarchy rages across the land. Society has been thrown into a new Dark Age where superstition holds sway. The Tuatha De Danaan roam the land once more, their terrible powers dwarfing anything mortals have to offer. And in their wake come all the creatures of myth and legend, no longer confined to the shadows. Fighting to find their place in this new world, the last remnants of the Christian Church call for a group of heroes: a new Knights Templar to guard the priesthood as they set out on their quest for souls. But as everything begin to fall apart, the Knights begin to realise their only hope is to call on the pagan gods of Celtic myth for help.