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The Last Days of Magic

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
"Fantastic...an honest, beautifully detailed book and an entertaining read." (Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post)

"A fantastical treat." (People)

What became of magic in the world? Who needed to do away with it, and for what reasons? Drawing on myth, legend, fairy tales, and biblical mysteries, The Last Days of Magic brilliantly imagines answers to these questions, sweeping us back to a world where humans and magical beings coexist as they had for centuries.

Aisling, a goddess in human form, was born to rule both domains and - with her twin, Anya - unite the Celts with the powerful faeries of the Middle Kingdom. But within medieval Ireland, interests are divided, and far from its shores greater forces are mustering. Both England and Rome have a stake in driving magic from the Emerald Isle. Jordan, the Vatican commander tasked with vanquishing the remnants of otherworldly creatures from a disenchanted Europe, has built a career on such plots. But increasingly he finds himself torn between duty and his desire to understand the magic that has been forbidden.

As kings prepare, exorcists gather, and divisions widen between the warring clans of Ireland, Aisling and Jordan must come to terms with powers given and withheld, while a world that can still foster magic hangs in the balance. Loyalties are tested, betrayals sown, and the coming war will have repercussions that ripple centuries later, in today's world - and in particular for a young graduate student named Sara Hill.

The Last Days of Magic introduces us to unforgettable characters who grapple with quests for power, human frailty, and the longing for knowledge that has been made taboo. Mark Tompkins has crafted a remarkable tale - a feat of world-building that poses astonishing and resonant answers to epic questions.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Mark L Tompkins
ISBN: 0-525-42953-0 / 978-0-525-42953-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2016 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Last Days of Magic
Author(s): Mark L Tompkins
ISBN: 1-62899-924-1 / 978-1-62899-924-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Days of Magic, The A Novel
Author(s): Mark Tompkins
ISBN: 0-14-311001-2 / 978-0-14-311001-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books (Usa)
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Last Days of Magic
Author(s): Mark Tompkins
ISBN: 0-14-752452-0 / 978-0-14-752452-2 (UK edition)
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Tompkins
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Tompkins
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Mark Tompkins
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Last Days of Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Mark L Tompkins
Publisher: Penguin Books
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