Saturday, 20 March 2010

Book Spotlight! 'The Sword of Albion' - Mark Chadbourn

If you live in the US then I think you'll have seen this already through Pyr... It's the UK's turn to get their hands on it now, I've enjoyed Mark's work in the past and I'm looking forward to my copy coming through the post. Here's the blurb...

1588: The London of Elizabeth I is rocked by news of a daring
raid on the Tower. The truth is known only to a select few: that, for twenty years, a legendary doomsday device, its power fabled
for millennia, has been kept secret and, until now, safe in the
Tower. But it has been stolen and Walsingham’s spies believe it
has been taken by the Enemy. This Enemy is not who we usually
think of as our traditional opponet. No, this Enemy has waged
a brutal war against mankind since time began, and with such a
weapon they might take terrible toll upon England’s green and
pleasant land...

And so it falls to Will Swyfte - swordsman, adventurer, scholar,
rake, and the greatest of Walsingham’s new breed of spy - to follow
a trail of murder and devilry that leads deep into the dark,
venomous world of the Faerie. As Philip of Spain prepares a
naval assault on England, Will is caught up in a race against time in pursuit of this fiendish device...

Like I said, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this. Has anyone else read 'The Sword of Albion'? What did you think?


Cindy said...

I read it and I loved it. It can at first get a bit confusing if you aren't paying attention and some of the stuff is referred to but not explained but everything comes full circle. I've recommended it to several people I enjoyed it that much :)

Tyson said...

Just got in in the mail yesterday and will be moving it up in the reading list but, it still has a way to go before I get to it.

ediFanoB said...

I read it last year and liked it a lot. Fantasy with historical people. Well done combination of a portrait of England with a gripping story and a tough hero.

I look for the next book in the series.

La'Von Gittens said...

★☆ Magical swords are amazing.... I like Excalibur tho... ^_^ Hint hint! ★☆

Gopakumar Sethuraman said...
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Gopakumar Sethuraman said...

That cover is so much better than the Pyr US version. And yes, The Sword of Albion is a fun read. Bit episodic though.