17 December 2014

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours ~ OMPHALOS, by Mark Patton

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   SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE


2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage. 1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin. 1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France. 1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier. 1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson. 4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage. Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of history. Omphalos. A journey through six thousand years of human history.
Praise for Omphalos

"Omphalos is a powerful word, a powerful connotation, as are the stories focused on in this excellent collection. The author leads the reader from one story to the next like an easy progress through the chambers of La Hougue Bie, followed by a reverse journey of revelation. To say too much of how this is cleverly achieved through the excellent use of letters, prose and poetry, I feel, would spoil the enjoyment of a potential reader. The skilful writing techniques used make it a thoroughly engrossing read. I have no qualms in recommending ‘Omphalos’ to the lover of historical fiction and to those who enjoy a well-crafted tale." - Nancy Jardine


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About the Author

03_Mark Patton Author PhotoMark Patton was born and grew up on the island of Jersey. He studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge and completed his PhD at University College London. He has taught at the Universities of Wales, Greenwich and Westminster, and currently teaches with The Open University. He is the author of two previous historical novels, Undreamed Shores (Crooked Cat, 2012) and An Accidental King (Crooked Cat 2013). For more information please visit Mark Patton's website and blog. You can also connect with him on Twitter and Goodreads.


Omphalos Blog Tour Schedule:

Friday, December 5 Review at Back Porchervations Monday, December 8 Guest Post & Giveaway at Words and Peace Wednesday, December 10 Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews Thursday, December 11 Spotlight at Book Babe Guest Post at Just One More Chapter Monday, December 15 Review at Book Nerd Tuesday, December 16 Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views Wednesday, December 17 Spotlight at The Writing Desk Thursday, December 18 Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection Guest Post at What Is That Book About Friday, December 19 Review at Diary of an Eccentric Spotlight at Let Them Read Books

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1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Mark. Sounds fascinating. Wishing you lots of success.

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