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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A homeless man sits huddled at the entrance to a covered escalator which glides
down, step turning over step, to the subway station at the foot of an elaborate iron
bridge of electric candelabra streetlights and wrought heraldry emblazonings.
ROSEWATER AND LICOR ICE Reynard sits in the café, sipping at the thick
sweet tar somewhere between Italian espresso and Turkish coffee. Hints of
rosewater and licorice, bitter sediment at the bottom. On the tabletop, the book is
open in ...
... these wrecks who made them to sit by their sides and whisper in their ears, you
are a human being: We understand you now, a little, we think. But it is twenty
years—in one measure of time—since we set out to make your dreamworld, and
The Duke upon his throne across the hall, where all the lords and courtiers like
children sit cross-legged on the ground, leans to one side to whisper in his
consul's ear, looking from Jack to Joey and to Guy . . . and back to Jack, who
leaps from ...
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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