Publish date: 2009-10-29
Publisher: Angry Robot
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
"Neverwhere's faster, smarter brother has arrived."I haven't read this. It resides on my to-read list. However, I want to just say this: one-upping Gaiman with a relatively unknown author is both unfair to the author and to the book, because it comes off sounding pretentious. It makes me want to rem...
If you've read Neverwhere, then this book won't throw too many surprises your way, although it seems unfair to judge it against that book. (Although the blurb on the back describes it as "Neverwhere for the new generation").Niall discovers he is half Fey/half human at the onset of the book, and then...
It's getting harder and harder to write a hidden unknown world/creatures in London with the large body of work that already exists. And I was thinking that as I started this book. That said it turned out to be very enjoyable and I will definitely get the subsequent books of the series.
Make this a three point five. There were stretches where this book was absolutely engrossing and then there were stretches where I had to skim. It wasn't a book I was dying to get back to either, even if I'd been interrupted during one of the engrossing parts. I think I didn't connect with either of...
It was creative and unique, though I felt the writing left a tad bit to be desired. Definitely gave off a Neverwhere vibe and I enjoyed that. A Neverwhere vibe... I mean that it's urban fantasy, but not the typical urban fantasy. It's not as dark as other series and it benefits from that in ways.