Wednesday, 27 January 2010

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: 61 Nails - Mike Shevdon


There is a secret war raging beneath the streets of London. A dark magic will be unleashed by the Untainted...Unless a new hero can be found. Neverwhere's faster, smarter brother has arrived. The immense SIXTY-ONE NAILS follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The Untainted, the darkest of the Seven Courts, have made their play for power, and unless Niall can recreate the ritual of the Sixty-One Nails, their dark dominion will enslave all of the Feyre, and all of humankind too.


If you’re looking for something in the UF Genre for someone special in your life or if you’re just wanting something that’s pretty unique and mind blowing then you just have to buy this book. What unfurls within this, the latest offering from the publisher, Angry Robot, is an adventure the likes of which hasn’t been revisited since Gaiman’s Neverwhere. It’s pretty unique and above all it’s a tale that will keep you gripped as the principle protagonist not only bumbles his way through the adventure but grows as well as learns to love again with the novels heroine. This is an absolute corker of a tale and definitely one that I really got a kick out of. The second novel in the series is out next year but take a tip from me. Get this now before the hype hits.

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