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In this thrilling adventure set in recent times, two brothers at opposite ends of Britain find themselves drawn into a mystery of dreams, telepathy, ancient power and loss.When... Read more
In this thrilling adventure set in recent times, two brothers at opposite ends of Britain find themselves drawn into a mystery of dreams, telepathy, ancient power and loss.When Charlie is approached to undertake a carving commissioned by anonymous but wealthy clients his life takes an unwelcome turn.His brother Adam's lengthy escape into his stoner lifestyle also gradually unravels as elements of his past come back to haunt him.Their lives become linked by strange forces, sinister foes, an alternative version of ancient history and the discovery that humanity is on the verge of a psychic rebirth.As they struggle to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances they find themselves and their companions embroiled in kidnap, murder, extrasensory powers and a flight for their lives.
Echoes of the Ancestors Paperback edition by Geoff King
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In this thrilling adventure set in recent times, two brothers at opposite ends of Britain find themselves drawn into a mystery of dreams, telepathy, ancient power and loss.When Charlie is approached to undertake a carving commissioned by anonymous but wealthy clients his life takes an unwelcome turn.His brother Adam's lengthy escape into his stoner lifestyle also gradually unravels as elements of...
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