The Kings of Eternity by Eric Brown

By Eric Brown

1999, at the threshold of a brand new millennium, the novelist Daniel Langham lives a reclusive existence on an idyllic Greek island, hiding clear of humanity and the occasions of the previous. All that adjustments, despite the fact that, while he meets artist Caroline Platt and unearths himself falling in love. yet what's his mystery, and what are the horrors that hang-out him?

1935. Writers Jonathon Langham and Edward Vaughan are summoned from London via their editor pal Jasper Carnegie to assist examine unusual goings on in Hopton wooden. What they observe there - at least a wierd creature from one other global - will swap their lives perpetually. What they turn into, and their hyperlink to the novelist of the long run, is the topic of Eric Brown's such a lot bold novel thus far. virtually ten years within the writing, The Kings of Eternity is a unique of colossal scope and intensity, jam-packed with the staple tropes of the style and but imbued with humanity and characters you'll come to like.

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On the day the lights came down, I had joined him at my mother's side. It was a special occasion, the last time we would ever see her in the flesh. For two months her body had lain in state along with five hundred other new ascendants on the ward, open for viewing by the next of kin. The interface was no more real than it would ever be, of course; the body could not talk to us. But at least it was there, its flesh warm, the sheets clean and straight. Helen's lower face was still visible below the cowl, though eyes and ears were helmeted.

Stars, everywhere. So many stars that I could not for the life me understand how the sky could contain them all yet be so black. Stars, and— —nothing else. What did you expect? I chided myself. An alien mothership hanging off the starboard bow? Well, why not? We were out here for something. The others were, anyway. They'd be essential no matter where we'd ended up. But my own situation was a bit different, I realized. My usefulness degraded with distance. And we were over half a light year from home.

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