Ink: The Book of All Hours
Random House Publishing Group, 2009 M06 24 - 544 páginas
Hal Duncan shattered the boundaries between genres with his stunning debut novel, Vellum, which shocked with the boldness of its ideas, seduced with the sensual beauty of its prose, and astonished with its imaginative sweep. Now Duncan returns with another epic tour de force that surpasses all expectations.
Once, in the depths of prehistory, they were human. But in a moment of brutal transfiguration, they became unkin, beings who possessed the power to alter reality by accessing the Vellum: a realm of eternity containing every possibility, every paradox, every heaven . . . and every hell. The Vellum became a battleground where forces of order and chaos fought across time and space. The ultimate weapon in that bloody war spanning through history and myth, dreams and memory, was The Book of All Hours, a legendary tome within which the blueprint for all reality is inscribed, a volume long lost amid the infinite folds of the Vellum.
Until, in 2017, it was found by Reynard Carter, a young man with the blood of unkin in his veins.
Until Phreedom Messenger and her brother, Thomas, were swept up in an archetypal dance of death and rebirth.
Until a hermit named Seamus Finnan found the courage to re-forge his broken soul, and a self-proclaimed angel called Metatron unleashed a plague of AI bitmites.
Now, in the aftermath of the apocalypse, several survivors search desperately for the remnants of themselves scattered across the Vellum like torn pages, determined to use the blood of the unkin to rewrite The Book of All Hours, and to forge a new destiny for themselves and all humanity. Reality will never be the same.
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It all came down to power, to Metatron thinking he could use the Cant to keep the
hawks in check, set them against the vultures and then, finally, when the Warwas
over, regrave the survivors into doves. Three millennia spent building his ...
Metatron, the vizier of a One True God who never existed. Metatron, never
thinking of himself as the leader of the Seven but, still, the one who made the
plans, who graved their destinies in ink upon their skin, who wrote the history of
the storm of Evenfall, attacking Covenant and Sovereigns alike; Finnan, wired to
achairin an abattoir, a meat hook in his chest, the bitmites swirling around him,
echoing the rogue unkins defiance back in Metatron's face. Inside the Airstream ...
The word, as Metatron whispers it on his last breath, is one without translation. It
describes the vellum and the ink that graves them, circumscribes the cosmos they
inhabit, bounds the absence of them in it, their lives, their deaths, in one little ...
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
Might as well talk about 'Ink' and 'Vellum' together, since they're really one work. Conveniently, Duncan describes his work himself, within the text of the book: "...the Book has as many histories as ... Leer comentario completo
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - gcoupe - LibraryThing
Even worse than Vellum. Couldn't face slogging through it after 20 pages. Leer comentario completo