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An ancient legend. A deadly race.

The clouds of war gather over a world bitterly divided by science and religion. As steam locomotives thunder past the temples of Norse gods, and religious extremists terrorise the industrial powers of Europe, three very different people are pulled into a sinister conspiracy.

For Julian Harvey, a government agent tasked with controlling relig
ebook, 402 pages
Published July 25th 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published July 1st 2014)
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Bit'N Book Tours
Oct 09, 2014 Bit'N Book Tours rated it really liked it
Imagine an alternate history in which the Roman Emperor Julian (AD 361-363) didn’t die abruptly while campaigning in the depths of the Near East against the powerful Persian Empire. Why, you ask, should you imagine that (or perhaps you’re asking who the bloody hell is Julian?)?

The answer is that in Imago a widely published (and, judging by his interviews, refreshingly laid back) Oxford scholar imagines an alternate history in which that is precisely what happened. Rather than dying early on cam
Sabrina Ricci
Aug 28, 2014 Sabrina Ricci rated it really liked it
Imago is a gripping, complex thriller. Although I’m not particularly religious and tend not to gravitate towards fiction that revolves around religion, Imago was fast-paced, and had a great underlying message.

The story involves two groups of people: the rationalists and the religionists. Both sides have extremists, and both sides also have moderates who have interesting arguments defending their respective views. For example, the rationalists point to the Crusades and other events where fear and
Rebecca Foster
Oct 20, 2014 Rebecca Foster rated it really liked it
With a world so deeply divided, there are very few people who can see coexistence as a possibility.

This ebook does more than take us on a quest to find an ancient relic, enshrouded with mystery. It takes us on an exploration of the human mind.

What does it mean to be rational?

Every moment, every step that we take that leads us closer to the Imago, we're confronted with mystery. Not just the mystery inherent in a quest to discover a hidden relic, but the mystery of the human mind.

Is it possible t
Margaret Millmore
Sep 04, 2014 Margaret Millmore rated it really liked it
The author weaves a complicated world made up of partial fact and history intertwined with his imagination, creating an alternate reality that gives the story a solid and believable setting. In this alternate reality, there are two main groups, those that believe in religion and those that don’t. As with any society, there are moderates and there are extremists, it is these extremists that propel the story forward, both seeking a religious icon purported to have great power that can change the ...more
S.L. Saboviec
Stopped reading at 47%.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I couldn't get into the story. I started skimming at 25% and couldn't get past the first half. Although things happened, it felt like nothing was happening. I couldn't keep track of the characters and too many descriptions of inanimate things weighed the plot down. That is, temples and buildings replace what's actually in the locales, but I'm not familiar with them, so I have no frame of reference. Every
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Jack Reyn is the pen name of an academic at a leading British university. An expert on religious history with two degrees from Oxford, he has published widely on religion and theological ideas in antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the modern world.

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