From Publishers Weekly
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Each year brings a new crop of first novels, many of which are, quite predictably, substandard in terms of quality. Read morePublished on May 19, 2007 by Amazon Customer
The characters , story , and writing ; all are superbly
composed! Quite simply one of the best books I've read
in some time! Read more
Mix equal parts of history and myth and you can get a compelling brew.
That's what Alexander C. Read more
Alexander Irvine's, _A Scattering of Jades_ is an interesting work of historical occult fiction set in 1840's America. Read morePublished on December 30, 2004 by Jack R. Tallent
This was a solid, good book. It kept me reading, especially towards the end, and the gods were exquisitely rendered by Irvine. Read morePublished on October 11, 2003 by K. Leal
There are authors who write well and there are authors who are good story-tellers; few it seems are both. Mr. Irvine appears to be among the rare few blessed with both talents. Read morePublished on December 7, 2002 by D.E. Casey Jones
I recommend it highly. Lyrical prose. Engaging dialog. Fast paced and unpredictable plot. Well researched. A hidden history novel placed in NYC in the 1840s. Read morePublished on October 30, 2002 by Matthew R. Aptekar
A Scattering of Jades is firmly in Tim Powers territory. It's a fantasy cum secret history dealing with obscure gods and magic impinging on the life of an ordinary man. Read morePublished on September 22, 2002 by Richard R. Horton