By Mark L. Tompkins
What turned of magic on this planet? Who had to cast off it, and for what purposes? Drawing on fantasy, legend, fairy stories, and Biblical mysteries, The final Days of Magic brilliantly imagines solutions to those questions, sweeping us again to an international the place people and magical beings co-exist as that they had for centuries.
Aisling, a goddess in human shape, was once born to rule either domain names and—with her dual, Anya—unite the Celts with the robust faeries of the center nation. yet inside of medieval eire pursuits are divided, and much from its shorelines larger forces are mustering. either England and Rome have a stake in riding magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a dissatisfied Europe, has outfitted a profession on such plots. yet more and more he reveals himself torn among responsibility and his wish to comprehend the magic that has been forbidden.
As kings organize, exorcists assemble, and divisions widen among the warring clans of eire, Aisling and Jordan needs to come to phrases with powers given and withheld, whereas an international which could nonetheless foster magic hangs within the stability. Loyalties are proven, betrayals sown, and the arrival warfare may have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today’s world—and specifically for a tender graduate scholar named Sara Hill.
The final Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for energy, human frailty, and the eager for wisdom that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a notable tale—a feat of world-building that poses incredible and resonant solutions to epic questions.
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The Last Days of Magic by Mark L. Tompkins