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REVIEW: THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC by Mark L. Tompkins

Mark Thompson debut novel THE LAST DAYS OF MAGIC is a wonderful historical fantasy with a delightful mix of history and myths. Based on meticulous research, Thompson's created a beautifully imaginative world where Sidhe and the Morrigna reborn fought for Ireland against the power of Vatican and the spread of Church across Europe

I needed two days to collect my feelings and thoughts about my last reading: The Gracekeeper written by Kirsty Logan, published by Harvill Secker in 2015. I don't even know where to start. This book was a blast. Just after a few pages Logan style caught me and I was lost in her waterword, I smell the salt in the wind and heard the swush of waves on the boats. This book is one of those kind of books that I do not simply like or love, is all of this thing and even more.  Kirsty Logan manage to piant a gourgeous and colorful setting.

Read  David Mitchell’s book fills my head and gives me satisfaction. In “The Bone Clocks” as well as in the much more famous, and my absolute favorite “Cloud Atlas”, the story is not linear, but rather arranged in a concentric structure. It is six stories, each set in different moments of Holly Sykes’s life , in a span of time from 1984 until 2043. And it is the time, its flow, which constantly stand in the  background of this story.