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What a thrilling, engrossing read! A young woman searching for the father she never knew and finding herself knee-deep in a sea of magical troubles.
A splendidly original example of fantasy with a contemporary setting—yes, the protagonists are battling goblins, zombies, and age-old elementals, but in a richly described and very believable modern London. And how wonderful that the warriors and magic-wielders are all booksellers—exactly the sort of people one can trust with such dangerous knowledge. So many moments of deep, spine-shivering wonder...
Really marvellous—a good choice for SFF lovers from age 12 to adult.
This is just a fabulous fast paced story! I didn't realise it was young adult either, I am old enough to have been riding a Honda CB400N in the 1980s - my only complaint with the book is that the bike should have been in for longer. If you enjoy books like Neverwhere and Enchanted Glass, this is one you shouldn't miss
This book is a must read whateve4 age you are. It has now been read from 10yr old boy, to adults and it never fails to offer a very good read. Along the lines of Philip Pullman but much much bettter. Really an excellent read, was so sorry when I finished it! But will re-read it again!
I have enjoyed the books of Garth Nix fir many years since first reading his Old Kingdom series. This book isn't quite as good as those but is nonetheless a rollicking adventure much in the fantastical style of Diana Wynne Jones.