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The Double-Edged Sword…

July 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Reviews

“A rich and magical tale that is utterly compelling. The main protagonist – Fin – is cleverly drawn with huge appeal to teens. His journey is a long and very dark one that’s full of foreboding but brilliantly told. This is a book that will remain etched in your memory long after you’ve finished it while waiting for the second in the sequence.” (LOVEREADING.COM )

“The folkloric history of the two worlds and the mystery of Fin’s origins are well balanced, keeping us intrigued and constantly wanting to know more. A great urban fantasy with interesting and engaging characters and a relentless pace. ” (TOTAL SCI FI ONLINE )

Fin is a great character – readers will love the element of mystery surrounding his life that they are introduced to right from the very first page. The Double-Edged Sword is the first book of The Nowhere Chronicles and the author leaves the ending perfectly balanced – events are brought to a satisfying conclusion but we are left with enough burning questions to have us waiting hungrily for the next installment… fantasy fans are going to be in seventh heaven.” (BOOKZONE 4 BOYS BLOG )

“This is a fun book full of swashbuckling sword play, with secret doorways into hidden realms, and old men who are not at all what they seem. It cracks on at a breakneck pace, never dwelling on any one section for long so that the attention does not have the time to wander. Yet even at full-tilt The Double-Edged Sword remains a fully fleshed world inhabited by three-dimensional characters. Excellent storytelling; recommended.” (THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF FANTASY BLOG )


A bit about the book:

‘Sixteen’s an interesting age: not quite a fully grown man, but not a kid anymore neither. Anything is possible when you’re sixteen.’ Finmere Tingewick Smith was abandoned on the steps of the Old Bailey. Under the guardianship of the austere Judge Harlequin Brown and the elderly gentlemen of Orrery House, Fin has grown up under a very strange set of rules. He spends alternate years at two very different schools and now he’s tired of the constant lies to even his best friends, to hide the insanity of his double life. Neither would believe the truth! But on his sixteenth birthday, everything changes. The Judge is killed, stabbed in the chest with a double-edged sword that’s disturbingly familiar, and from that moment on, Fin is catapulted into an extraordinary adventure. Through the Doorway in Fin’s London, a hole in the boundaries of Existence, lies another London — and now both are in grave danger. For the Knights of Nowhere have kidnapped the Storyholder, the keeper of the Five Eternal Stories which weave the worlds together. Because of the Knights’ actions, a black storm is coming, bringing madness with it. Fin may be just 16, but he has a long, dark journey ahead of him if he is to rescue the Storyholder and save Existence!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0575095288/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1J2P83Q3QGTHDZG83WVF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294


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