Robert Harris - The Second Sleep (2nd Hand Paperback)
1468 . . . dusk is gathering as a young priest, Christopher Fairfax, rides across a silent land. It's a crime to be out after dark, and Fairfax knows he must arrive at his destination - a remote village in the wilds of Exmoor - before night falls and curfew is imposed.
He's lost and he's becoming anxious as he slowly picks his way across a countryside strewn with the ancient artefacts of a civilisation that seems to have ended in cataclysm.
What Fairfax cannot know is that, in the days and weeks to come, everything he believes in will be tested to destruction, as he uncovers a secret that is as dangerous as it is terrifying.
A thoroughly absorbing, page-turning narrative in which the author, with his customary storytelling skills, pulls us ever deeper into the imaginative world he has created. It also poses challenging questions about the meaning of the past, the idea of progress and the stability of civilisation. It is a fine addition to Harris's diverse body of work.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Fiction - Historical Fiction
- Published : 2019 (Penguin Random House)
- ISBN : 9781787460966
- SKU : B002435
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
" . . . excellent character development, reader empathy with Father Fairfax, a fastmoving plot, and several plot twists." - BooksAMillion Review.
"This has history and future, piety and heresy, love and hate, loyalty and treachery bleeding from the very first page to the last. Brilliant." - Google Review,
"A return to the type of high-concept novel that made his name . . . The writing is elegant and pacy. The characters are fleshed out and the plot zips along." - The Times.
"A truly surprising future-history thriller. Fabulous, really." - Evening Standard.
"It's a provocative, tub-thumping sci-fi of which H. G. Wells might have been proud." - Daily Mail.
Robert Dennis Harris is an English novelist. He is a former journalist and BBC television reporter. Although he began his career in non-fiction, his fame rests upon his works of historical fiction.
Featured Author . . . Robert Harris
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