Wednesday, 7 September 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Regicide - Nicolas Royle

Release Date: 01/09/11


Carl meets Annie Risk and falls for her. Hurt by a recent relationship, she resists becoming involved. A chance find offers distraction: Carl stumbles across part of a map to an unknown town. He becomes convinced it represents the city of his dreams, where ice skaters turn quintuple loops and trumpeters hit impossibly high notes.... where Annie Risk will agree to see him again. But if he ever finds himself in the streets on his map, will they turn out to be the land of his dreams or the world of his worst nightmares? British Fantasy Award winner Nicholas Royle has written a powerful story set in a nightmarish otherworld of fathers and sons, hopes and dreams, love and death.


If you love a shorter story or novella’s then you might want to pay attention to this title by Nicolas Royle. It’s got some great characters, some wonderful twists and when you add a good dash of Neverwhere to the mix it’s a title that is as dark as it is gritty.

Add to this a story that has a decent pace which with its opening lulls you into a false sense of security and it was a title that I really enjoyed. Finally throw into this a wonderful first person account and it’s a title that works well on so many levels. Great stuff.

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