The Gates of Atopia
Magic is not dead, it is merely hidden. For a millennia and a half the Nemetonæum society, descendents of the ancient druids of England have protected an incredible power, carefully writing history to eradicate all memory of it. Now, from the forgotten darkness of the past, an old enemy returns, hungry to wield the might of the fabled Gwydion Stones. Are the stones truly magic, or is there more to them than anyone has suspected, an explanation that science can reveal? Manoeuvring herself onto what appears to be a simple research project, Hannah Chappel-Jones uncovers a sinister plot by a powerful industrialist to wrest the power from the Nemetonæum society at any cost. Who can she trust and can the paltry band of scholars and academics help her defend against the ruthless might of the forces that amass against them? Beneath all of this, what is the deeper secret that lurks in the heart of the moors of Devon that threatens to tear reality itself apart? From the dark ages to the present day the story unfolds to its dramatic climax as the two sides prepare for the final battle that will determine the fate of all mankind.
Colin Litten-Brown’s debut book, The Gates of Atopia, is a science-fiction thriller set in the backdrop of present-day England and the first in the Atopia trilogy.