The Queen of Sinister (Dark Age, Book 2)
by Mark Chadbourn
Cover Artist: John Picacio
Review by Mel Jacob
Pyr Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781616142001
Date: 22 June 2010 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Mark Chadbourn's The Queen of Sinister resembles his earlier series, The Age of Misrule. After the Fall detailed in the Age of Misrule, humanity struggles with the rise of magic and demons and the destruction of modern science. The night belongs to demons and other foul creatures. The forces of good and evil fight for supremacy. The latest evil comes from a deadly plague that kills without mercy. A young doctor, Caitlin Shepherd, exhausted trying to help the local villagers, returns home to find her husband and son infected and dying. The deaths destroy her. From official release/information:
Product Description: The plague came without warning. Nothing could stop its progress: not medicines, not prayer. The first sign of the disease is black spots at the base of the fingers; an agonising death quickly follows. But this is no ordinary disease ...Caitlin Shepherd, a lowly GP, is allowed to cross the veil into the mystical Celtic Otherworld in search of a cure; her search takes her on a quest to the end of a land of dreams and nightmares to petition the gods. Caitlin is humanity's last hope, but she carries a terrible burden: a consciousness shattered into five distinct personalities ...and one of them may not be human. THE QUEEN OF SINISTER is the latest instalment in Mark Chadbourn's riveting 'Dark Age' sequence: a masterful blend of Celtic myth and Arthurian legend in a modern setting.