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Peter Hawkins

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excellent characters and story line well narrated.

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Reviewed: 22-11-2020

i will eagerly download book two. one of rhe better books of this genre i have read in a while.

a bit convoluted in places but came together well

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Reviewed: 01-09-2020

A good read and hard to put down. it was a bit convoluted with nearly as many sub plots as game of thrones but not tedious or confusing as to wether past or present and it all came together well. Likeable heros and really dislikeable villains simplifies things but there is plenty of ambiguity and surprise. cracking action scenes as good as any.

A generous 3 star as i enjoy good mythical morning

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Reviewed: 17-12-2019

a slow start the whole thing is a pastiche of Stephen King themes with strong echos of IT and stand by me but missing the continuity and craft. The narration is a bit flat. there are moments in the book that carry you along but not sustainable. reads a bit like a young readers. clearly the ending is left shamelessly open to further exploitation but more a case of flapping in the wind than a promise of something better. i wiuld not buy a sequel on the basis of reading this book.

very good.

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Reviewed: 16-11-2019

A good read but like the last book in some trilogies a little laboured and run out of steam.

entertaining!

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Reviewed: 04-11-2019

a very interesting story written in a clever way. the observations of various locations makes me want to visit Budapest and eat pasteries.

great read!

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Reviewed: 29-10-2019

A clever well written book stitching together and building on well loved gothic classics. I can't wait for the next in the series.

iWould haveliked a different ending but....

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Reviewed: 23-10-2019

if you wanted to read a book about anti-heros or seriously flawed champions then this bunch of socio paths, psychopaths, ego maniacs, and truely horrible people will be right up your alley. Everyone decent in the book fulfils the adage, "good guys come last" to the extent that you wonder what side are the good guys! But it is a cracking good read! The ending is appropriate.

really enjoyable as a detective and fantasy novel.

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Reviewed: 08-03-2019

A cracking good read I was unable to put down. Spans 2 favorite genres and the synergy is far more than the sum of the parts.

Brilliant narration. Best I have heard for ages.

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Reviewed: 01-02-2019

not quite the genius of the first book but still worthwhile. characters a bit directionless at times and none as well liked as Goat.

excellent read.

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Reviewed: 09-01-2019

a cracking good sequel to the first book. however, Devestated no 3rd book in sight. best to wait.