Monday, December 15, 2014

Omphalos by Mark Patton

Please join Mark Patton as he tours the blogosphere with HF Virtual Book Tours for Omphalos, from December 5-19.

02_Omphalos CoverPublication Date: December 5, 2014
Crooked Cat Publications
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 978-1-910510-06-3

Genre: Historical Fiction

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SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE. 2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage.

1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later a prisoner of war. His wife Greta, clinging to what remains of her life in war-torn Berlin.

1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France.

1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage to Jerusalem with his secretary, Nicholas Ahier.

1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret walking through Spain with his steward, Guillaume Bisson.

4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress, and Txeru, a man on an epic voyage.

Transgressions, reconciliations and people caught on the wrong side of history.

Omphalos. A journey through six thousand years of human history.
My Review
Four Stars
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
I really enjoye Omphalos and found it to be a rich source of information.  Patton explores human history like never before done. I was intrigued by this work and found many interesting facts I did not know.  I recommend this book for anyone that loves history and wants to see it from a different perspective.
 

Praise for Omphalos

"Omphalos is a powerful word, a powerful connotation, as are the stories focused on in this excellent collection. The author leads the reader from one story to the next like an easy progress through the chambers of La Hougue Bie, followed by a reverse journey of revelation. To say too much of how this is cleverly achieved through the excellent use of letters, prose and poetry, I feel, would spoil the enjoyment of a potential reader. The skilful writing techniques used make it a thoroughly engrossing read. I have no qualms in recommending ‘Omphalos’ to the lover of historical fiction and to those who enjoy a well-crafted tale." - Nancy Jardine

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About the Author03_Mark Patton Author Photo

Mark Patton was born and grew up on the island of Jersey. He studied Archaeology & Anthropology at Cambridge and completed his PhD at University College London. He has taught at the Universities of Wales, Greenwich and Westminster, and currently teaches with The Open University. He is the author of two previous historical novels, Undreamed Shores (Crooked Cat, 2012) and An Accidental King (Crooked Cat 2013).

For more information please visit Mark Patton's website and blog. You can also connect with him on Twitter and Goodreads.

Omphalos Blog Tour Schedule

Friday, December 5
Review at Back Porchervations

Monday, December 8
Guest Post & Giveaway at Words and Peace

Wednesday, December 10
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews

Thursday, December 11
Spotlight at Book Babe
Guest Post at Just One More Chapter

Monday, December 15
Review at Book Nerd

Tuesday, December 16
Review at Svetlana's Reads and Views

Wednesday, December 17
Spotlight at The Writing Desk

Thursday, December 18
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection
Guest Post at What Is That Book About

Friday, December 19
Review at Diary of an Eccentric
Spotlight at Let Them Read Books

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