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The Anubis Gates

Tim Powers

  • Bindwijze: E-book
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Fantasy & Sciencefiction
  • Uitgever: Gateway
  • ISBN: 9780575101821
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:E-book
Verschijningsdatum:november 2010
Afmetingen:19,3 x 13,1 x 3,4 cm
Ebook formaat:Adobe ePub
Illustraties:Nee
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Auteur(s):Tim Powers
Illustrator:Arnie Fenner
Co-illustrator:Cathy Fenner
Co-illustrator:Cathy Fenner
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Samenvatting

Brendan Doyle is a twentieth-century English professor who travels back to 1810 London to attend a lecture given by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. This is a London filled with deformed clowns, organised beggar societies, insane homunculi and magic.

When he is kidnapped by gypsies and consequently misses his return trip to 1983, the mild-mannered Doyle is forced to become a street-smart con man, escape artist, and swordsman in order to survive in the dark and treacherous London underworld. He defies bullets, black magic, murderous beggars, freezing waters, imprisonment in mutant-infested dungeons, poisoning, and even a plunge back to 1684.

Coleridge himself and poet Lord Byron make appearances in the novel, which also features a poor tinkerer who creates genetic monsters and a werewolf that inhabits others' bodies when his latest becomes too hairy.