Oracle by Ian Watson

Oracle

Ian Watson

Ever wondered what it would be like to meet a live Roman in modern-day Britain? If you read this book you'll find out! A fast-paced plot with a great twist at the end ... it'll give you a lot to think about.

Extract

Tom gaped at a Roman soldier who stood swaying in the middle of the road ... He must be one of those re-enactors. People who dress up to bring history alive ... Hell, that sword looked seriously dangerous ... 'Hey, will you put that sword away? If you stay in the road, you'll cause an accident.' The man called out in reply. What on earth was he saying? If Tom had not been chatting to Eva in Latin earlier on, it might have taken him longer to realize. The stranger was speaking in Latin, for goodness sake. 'Are you a god?' was the cry.

Parallels
  • House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier
  • Nathan's Run by John Gilstrap
  • K-PAX by Gene Brewer