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Allen Key is an average modern young man of the scientific, western world; He obviously doesn’t believe in an afterlife, universal justice and certainly not in reincarnation.
He was therefore to be somewhat surprised, following an excessive night of alcohol and other complimentary substances, to find himself transported (allegedly by the spirit of his former incarnation) back four-and-a-half thousand years to an oddly-familiar world of racial tension, religious war, and an insane housing market, prime for collapse under the weight of its own greed.
Rock is the first in a trilogy uncovering the truth behind our greatest myths, legends and so-called historical-facts, and the most enigmatic monuments of ancient pre-history. There are no aliens, no conspiracy-theories, just dodgy human-behaviour, which is far more believable.
A darkly-humorous, irreverent and riotous-rampage through our long-distant past, reflecting the fact that as a species we have clearly forgotten far more than we have learned, misleading ourselves firstly with religion and now science, due to abandoning our common-sense.
Warriors and shamans, god-kings and wise-women, parking-wardens and estate-agents, but none at their default-setting. A love story spanning the millennia, and finally a self-fulfilling-prophecy in which even the most cynical reader has undeniably taken part.
My favourite book of the year so far!
By2hipon 27 September 2017
As an avid reader of Terry Pratchett, Ben Aaranovitch and other fantasy writers like Iain M. Banks I found this book to be intriguing right from the first page. The story is fast paced and well written. In fact it's so fast paced it only took me a couple of days to read it. Normally I read a few chapters at a time before I go to bed but with this I just wanted to know what was going to happen next! I'd like to avoid clichés like "I couldn't put it down" and "it was a real page turner" but as I'm not a writer myself and just an avid reader of books with great stories I'm going to rely on those cliches here. This book has an Epic feel to it, its funny, I mean lol funny (I hate text speak too but I've already used cliches, so why not) my partner would be lying in bed next to me wondering what I was guffawing at whilst I was reading this.
I can't wait for the next two books in the series and am struggling to believe that this is S A Field's first book! Someone please tell me he/ she's written other books, I can't find any anywhere and I love this writers emersive style and razor sharp wit... not to mention his strong use of some very clever puns!
Please release the next books in the series! I NEED to know what happens next!
Witty, intelligent and thought provoking, give it a go you won't be disappointed!
ByZoe McCarthyon 29 August 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
This book was recommended and turned out to be a true gem! Tackling both current and historic issues, in a very comical and thought provoking way, it has a well thought out and cohesive story with honest, funny and believable characters. I couldn't put it down and laughed out loud more than once. A must have (but not limited too) anyone who loved hitch hikers guide to the galaxy!