Dark Tidings by Ken Magee

Dark Tidings is the first of a pair of books by Bangor author, Ken Magee. It's a funny, contemporary fantasy which asks the question "What happens when ancient magic meets the Internet".

Ken started this book many years ago, but it wasn't until 2011 that he got the chance to write full time and finish his d├ębut novel. He describes the delay in getting the book finished as 'life getting in the way'.

Ken has always loved fantasy novels, particularly the work of Terry Pratchett and Robert Rankin. He says "I was always going to write in the humorous fantasy genre, and twenty years experience of working in the IT industry, was bound to influence the storyline." 
Here's the book's blurb...


What happens when ancient magic meets the internet? One thing is certain, modern life will never be the same again.

A thousand years ago, a young thief, Tung, and a disgraced wizard, Madrick, are thrust together in an executioner’s dungeon. In the darkness, Madrick reveals an incredible secret about a legendary spell. The great spell helps them escape their prison cell... and eventually their century.

Catapulted into the present day, their lives collide with Michael, a computer hacker who plans to destroy the world’s largest bank. But sinister people are tracking their every move and they will stop at nothing to steal their spell.

Dark Tidings is available from Amazon and has already had some great reviews:
"Imagine the worlds of Terry Pratchett and Dan Brown coming together- Dark Tidings provides a witty and clever read that will appeal to all readers."
 "This is a super book! It's intelligent, extremely funny and very relevant to what's going on in the world today."

If you would like some more information about the books or the author, you can email ken.magee@gametheworld.com or Tweet @Ken MageeAuthor or have a look at Ken's blog.