Jack of Ravens (Kingdom of the Serpent, Book 1)
by Mark Chadbourn
Cover Artist: John Picacio
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Pyr Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616146078
Date: 27 March 2012 List Price $17.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
Book Description: Jack Churchill, archaeologist and dreamer, walks out of the mist and into Celtic Britain more than two thousand years before he was born, with no knowledge of how he got there. All Jack wants is to get home to his own time where the woman he loves waits for him. Finding his way to the timeless mystical Otherworld, the home of the gods, he plans to while away the days, the years, the millennia, until his own era rolls around again ... but nothing is ever that simple.
A great Evil waits in modern times and will do all in its power to stop Jack's return. In a universe where time and space are meaningless, its tendrils stretch back through the years ... Through Roman times, the Elizabethan age, Victoria's reign, the Second World War to the Swinging Sixties, the Evil sets its traps to destroy Jack.
Read our August 2008 review of Jack of Ravens published by Gollancz.