Destroyer of Worlds: Kingdom of the Serpent: Book 3: Destroyer of Worlds Bk. 3 (Gollancz)
by Mark Chadbourn
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575084797
Date: 16 July 2009 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The third novel in Mark Chadbourn's Kingdom of the Serpent sequence, the first book of which Jack of Ravens, I covered back in 2006. Gollancz now publish Destroyer of Worlds in trade paperback.
"It is the beginning of the end . . . The end of the axe-age, the sword-age, leading to the passing of gods and men from the universe. As all the ancient prophecies fall into place, the final battle rages, on Earth, across Faerie, and into the land of the dead. Jack Churchill, Champion of Existence, must lead the Brothers and Sisters of Dragons in a last, desperate assault on the Fortress of the Enemy, to confront the ultimate incarnation of destruction: the Burning Man. It is humanity's only chance to avert the coming extinction. At his back is an army of gods culled from the world's great mythologies - Greek, Norse, Chinese, Aztec, and more. But will even that be enough? Driven to the brink by betrayal, sacrifice and death, his allies fear Jack may instead bring about the very devastation he is trying to prevent . . . "