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The Age Of Reason is over.,
This review is from: The Devil In Green: The Dark Age (Gollancz S.F.) (Paperback)
Mark Chadbourn is responsible for what is, to my mind, the most interesting fantasy of the century so far with his "Age of Misrule" trilogy. That sequence told the story of the collapse of the world we know into a new age of magic as technology fails and ancient gods and mythical creatures return to their legendary homes.
The Devil in Green is set a while after those stories and describes the efforts of the Christian church to regroup and begin rebuilding itself in this new dark age. If you have read the Age of Misrule books you will have some idea what to expect- a mixture of interesting modern characters, clever plotting and deep research all wrapped up in an action-packed rollercoaster of a narrative. In places it is brutal, in others mystical and beautiful. Like the best imaginative fiction it seeps past your conscious mind and finds its way into your dreams.
If you are looking for dark, intelligent fantasy in a modern setting then buy this book- you won't be disappointed.