Jun. 24th, 2013

liv: Bookshelf labelled: Caution. Hungry bookworm (bookies)
Author: Mike Shevdon

Details: (c) Shevdon Ltd 2009; Pub Angry Robot 2012; ISBN 978-0-85766-238-5

Verdict: Sixty-one nails is credible though not outstanding trad urban fantasy.

Reasons for reading it: I met Shevdon at Eastercon and he seemed interesting, particularly his pitch of a fantasy series based on obscure but real English legal traditions.

How it came into my hands: [personal profile] jack or I bought the first of the trilogy from the dealers' table.

detailed review )

I feel mean saying this, but basically Sixty-one nails wants to be Rivers of London but it's just not well enough written to match up to that.

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Miscellaneous. Eclectic. Random. Perhaps markedly literate, or at least suffering from the compulsion to read any text that presents itself, including cereal boxes.

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