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Alan Campbell turned down a life as a designer and programmer on the vastly successful Grand Theft Auto computer games to enter the world of fiction with his debut novel, Scar Night. God of Clocks is his third novel. He lives in Scotland. From the Hardcover edition.
Heaven and Hell are at war, and Earth is the scarred battlefield. Marshaled against those who would lay waste to the world are former assassin Rachel Hael and blood-magician Mina Greene. Continuing the epic tale begun in Scar Night, Campbell expands the panoramic backdrop to include time and other worlds of possibilities. Visually dramatic, with startling portrayals of gods, angels, and creatures in between, this apocalyptic tale belongs in most libraries. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
In the dramatic third and almost certainly concluding volume of Campbell's Deepgate Codex (after 2008's Iron Angel), an apocalyptic battle between warring gods puts the very existence of humankind in jeopardy as gore-splattered battlefields spill over from the realm of mortals and the depths of Hell to the labyrinth of Time itself. Featuring an ensemble cast of richly described characters, including a soul-eating giant and an angel trapped inside a 400-foot-tall golem, the numerous story lines eventually converge in a finale involving a multiverse of time paradoxes and mind-bending plot twists. Campbell's experience in video game design is evident in the relentless pacing and highly imaginative settings as well as his meticulous attention to detail in the many fight sequences. Readers will thrill to the hellishly dark imagery and labyrinthine plot lines. (May) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
"Highly imaginative . . . Readers will thrill to the hellishly dark imagery."--Publishers Weekly "A blisteringly good read . . . If it were ever to transform to the wide screen, you would need a director that combined Peter Jackson's scale with Terry Gilliam's surrealism."--Scotland on Sunday