Everyone’s heard of Nostradamus. No one’s heard of Philibert Montmorency. One was a legend. The other, not so much....
A newly discovered Nostradamus prophecy has taken the internet by storm thanks to "The Oblivion Doctrine", a group of online conspiracy theorists. Apparently the end is nigh. And in case anyone’s interested, nigh is definitely a Tuesday.
Doctor Ally Oldfield, professor of Medieval Languages, is summoned to Lyon for a second opinion. She’s not happy about it. But then again she’s rarely happy about anything. She’s got a coffee deficiency, a low tolerance towards almost everybody, and nothing good to say about Nostradamus whatsoever. And in her expert opinion, although the prophecy is over 500 years old, it’s definitely not by Nostradamus. So if he didn't write it, who did?
Helped by Gabriel Janvier, the second-worst "prepper" of all time, and Mr. Palomer, a mysterious old philanthropist, Oldfield must scour history to discover the truth before the prophecy comes true or the Oblivion Doctrine’s fake news destroys civilization anyway.
In the search for truth, only history can save the future.
The End of the World Is Nigh is the first book in the Dr. Ally Oldfield series.
If you love books about con men, conspiracies, Renaissance history, massive agitated boar, exploding beds, marmalade, and historical satire then this is the book for you. Okay, you've never listened to a book like that before...here's your chance, get into the laughter today!
From the author of How to Survive the Afterlife series.
More from the same
What members say
- Jumpin' Bean
This is a great story. Well written, amusing, uplifting and erudite. I really enjoyed it.
I'd never heard of either the author or narrator, just judged it by the cover really, and it totally paid off.
The narrator is outstanding and I was a bit disappointed to see that, as yet, he doesn't have that many books to his name.
I would say that at the beginning you do have to pay attention as the action alternates between the present day and 16th century France and that was probably clearer on the page.
Notwithstanding that, I'm happy to recommend this and I paid for this book with my own money!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Unfinished due to Narrator
Story was promising but voice actor ruined it for me. Everything read with same weird rhythm that does not fit the story. Suggest pre sale sample, as it might just be me.