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Ancient Echoes ❴Reading❵ ➹ Ancient Echoes Author Robert Holdstock – Thomashillier.co.uk All his life Jack Chetwin has had incredible visions of a parallel worldand of a human couple fleeing an unspeakable terror But matters take a sinister turn when the man escapes into Jack's reality an All his life Jack Chetwin has had incredible visions of a parallel worldand of a human couple fleeing an unspeakable terror But matters take a sinister turn when the man escapes into Jack's reality and threatens his family's safety Now Jack must enter this strange world to confront an ancient and powerful evil a confrontation he may well not survive.


10 thoughts on “Ancient Echoes

  1. S.S. S.S. says:

    This is only the second book of Robert Holdstock's I've ever read the first being Mythago Wood but I think that Holdstock is uickly becoming one of my favourite authors Actually Ancient Echoes reminded me uite a bit of Mythago Wood with its themes and general concepts I wondered if this was tied into that bookseries in some way???? That's not a bad thing because I liked both Mythago Wood and this book Ancient Echoes focusses upon a man called Jack who experiences time slip style visions into another time and place This place is filled with ancient deities ancient people ancient rituals ancient everything which probably might be the reason why it's called 'Ancient Echoes' shifty eyes XD I uite liked Jack as a character and was intrigued by his burgeoning relationship with GreenfaceNemet I really enjoyed this book even though I thought that the ending was a little rushed it was weirdly surreal creepy intriguing fantastical and very darkly mythological all things which I really like anyway It's also very hard to try to describe I think it's probably one of those books best experienced first hand to truly appreciate I think Holdstock has a really lyrical way of writing; I couldn't help getting sucked into his world every time I picked up this book and I found it very hard to put it back down again This is something that I will read again and I think it might be one of those books where I discover something new on each re read


  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    Oh boy I can't believe I'm actually categorizing this as a DNF I've loved this author's other works and it was so disappointing to read this First and foremost This book had so much potential It had a wonderfully original plotline but was horrendously written Even if it was his first book his depictions of the characters were horrible It was like what a teenage boy thinks women and adults would be like The plot was also all over the place Just as I started to become interested in the plot he would drop in unnecessary lust scenes or completely change the plot


  3. Julie Julie says:

    Every couple of years I reread the works of Robert Holdstock my favorite author Ancient Echos is a rich complex novel deeply thoughtful of dark psychological horror mythology a brutal time and the deepest layers of our minds From a young age the protagonist Jack has had visions of two otherworldly beings he calls the Bullrunners As he becomes an adult he finds that they and the mysterious realms they come from are becoming manifest Jack is partly conduit partly source or perhaps the ghostly cities and inhabitants and forlorn shrines and temples are from race consciousness itself from our deepest buried memories of our origins He is drawn deeper and in journeying into the depths of his own mind must fight to protect himself and his family Holdstock explores the deepest parts of the mind myth history and reality Do we dream the magic or does the magic dream us?


  4. Myridian Myridian says:

    Hmm I haven't been reviewing enough lately I finished this book a while ago and was not nearly impressed as I had been with the previous Holdstock book I reviewed Unknown regions In any case the story is about a boy who apparently is in tune with some other unknown force The story follows his struggle into understanding and negotiating his relationship with that force While the story sounds interesting it felt telegraphed Part of the problem for me was that the story covered years of the boy's life into adulthood and I felt like I was shuttled between one important event and another in a ghosts of christmas past kind of way Overall fairly interesting but not as good as I wanted it to be


  5. Isabel (kittiwake) Isabel (kittiwake) says:

    'As many as you can find' Garth answered darkly 'Glanum has left its shadow across the world and it has been doing so for longer than you can imagine'An odd story whose incomprehensible premise involves mythical figures generated within a boy's mind I think? and the strange behaviour of the ancient city of Glanum I couldn't make head nor tail of it and the rushed ending didn't make things any clearer


  6. Karen Karen says:

    This was a good read I thought the building of the plot on the fact that sites for modern cities are often the sites for layers of ancient cities or habitats was a creative usge of scientific fact The fantasy and horror had a good mix too I could not tell whether or not the ending was designed to leave an opening for a seuel And that left me a bit dissatisfied at the supposed death of one of the main characters which while not likable did evoke some sympathy


  7. Salimbol Salimbol says:

    3 and 12 starsA really interesting concept blending fantasy mythology and science fiction I found myself fascinated by how the author deployed his dreamscapes and archetypes and I felt that the image of the city hunting through time and space was a very potent one However the story had lost steam well before the end and the protagonist himself always felt thinly characterised to me


  8. Ant Ant says:

    this could get better but i can't bring myself to finish it with the pile i've got waiting


  9. Stephen Hampshire Stephen Hampshire says:

    One of my favourite authors It's good but it's a long way short of his best Bit clunkily written in places but it does have his knack of imagining really convincing people from the olden days


  10. Stephen Hampshire Stephen Hampshire says:

    One of my favourite authors It's good but it's a long way short of his best Bit clunkily written in places but it does have his knack of imagining really convincing people from the olden days


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