The Hounds of Avalon

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The Hounds of Avalon

The Dark Age, Book 3

The Hounds of Avalon by Mark Chadbourn is the third book in the Dark Age trilogy. After cataclysmic event where technology waned and magic ruled, England is recovering though. The Earth has godlike beings using it as a battleground in their civil war to determine who will win the fight on whether humanity will live or die. Now with the arrival of eternal winter the gods continue to destroy themselves in civil war and the new menace of the Void threatens to eradicate all life. Its only chance is two friends who are destined to unravel the mystery surrounding the myths of King Arthur to find the hero who will ride out of the mists of legend to save them. The book has a very Celtic/pagan flavor to it. It also isn’t just a straight dark fantasy adventure as it delves into philosophical mysticism and questions of reality. Overall, an enjoyable read though the ending has left room for a new trilogy or sequel to pick up after its cliffhanger conclusion. So, be warned that this book doesn’t completely include the whole story. I give it 4.0 stars.


Book Blurb for The Hounds of Avalon

The Hounds of Avalon are coming...

For these are the twilight days, when eternal winter falls and the gods destroy themselves in civil war... when an invasion force of ghastly power threatens to eradicate all life.

Humanity's last chance lies with two friends, as different as night and day, but bound together by an awesome destiny.

Hunter: a warrior, a rake, an assassin; Hal: a lowly records clerk in a Government office. They must pierce a mystery surrounding the myths of King Arthur to find the dreaming hero who will ride out of the mists of legend to save the world.

But time is running out, for when the Hounds of Avalon appear, all hope is lost...

 


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2010 4.00