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10 December 2014

Omphalos by Mark Patton Blog Tour!

02_Omphalos CoverPlease join Mark Patton as he tours the blogosphere with HF 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 
Add to GR Button Genre: Historical Fiction   

SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING AT A SINGLE PLACE. 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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03_Mark Patton Author PhotoAbout the Author

Mark 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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