Friday, December 19, 2014

Spotlight: Omphalos by Mark Patton

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

Publication 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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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.

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 Author

03_Mark Patton Author PhotoMark 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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