The Blue Portal is an extract from the beginning of Eric Brown's upcoming novel The Kings of Eternity, due to be released April 2011.
1999, on the threshold of a new millennium, the novelist Daniel Langham lives a reclusive life on an idyllic Greek island, hiding away from humanity and the events of the past. All that changes, however, when he meets artist Caroline Platt and finds himself falling in love. But what is his secret, and what are the horrors that haunt him?
1935. Writers Jonathon Langham and Edward Vaughan are summoned from London by their editor friend Jasper Carnegie to help investigate strange goings on in Hopton Wood. What they discover there - no less than a strange creature from another world - will change their lives forever. What they become, and their link to the novelist of the future, is the subject of Eric Brown's most ambitious novel to date. Almost ten years in the writing, The Kings of Eternity is a novel of vast scope and depth, full of the staple tropes of the genre and yet imbued with humanity and characters you'll come to love.
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Is there any cake?!?
How is this considered a FREE BOOK? it is only an extract from the beginning of the kings of Eternity. Not worth my time. Here let me give you crack so you can come back and buy some. Huh, maybe i should try it....
Beware! This is book is excerpts from a full novel
Just a heads up this book is excerpts from Brown's novel 'The Kings of Eternity'. It is not just the beginning chapters of the book as many of this type of novellas are. Rather it is a mash up of two separate chapters, all of Chapter 4 and about half of Chapter 8. While it is a fun short read, I found that having read these two chapters made it a feel a bit odd when I encountered them while reading the full novel.