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The Road to Bedlam (Courts of the Feyre) Mass Market Paperback – May 29, 2012

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Product Details

  • Series: Courts of the Feyre (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot; Reprint edition (May 29, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780857662484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857662484
  • ASIN: 0857662481
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 4.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Sixty-One Nails:

"Shevdon strikes sparks from the flinty core of English folklore, as a hero every reader can relate to finds he's part of an incredible and scarily believable parallel realm. If you've been thinking urban fantasy has nothing fresh to offer, think again." -Juliet McKenna

"I came away from this feeling like I'd taken a stroll through Mike Shevdon's imagination... a great place to visit and poke around."

About the Author

Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery. His love of Fantasy & SF started in the 70s with C S Lewis, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov and continued through Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin and Barbara Hambly. More recent influences include Mike Carey, Phil Rickman, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Crais, among many others.

He has studied martial arts for many years, mainly aikido and archery. Friends have sometimes remarked that his pastimes always seem to involve something sharp or pointy. The pen should therefore be no surprise, though he's still trying to figure out how to get an edge on a laptop.

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Mike Shevdon was born in Yorkshire, grew up in Oxfordshire and now lives in Bedfordshire, so no-one can say he hasn't travelled. An avid reader of fantasy since his early teens, he has a bulging bookshelf going back more than thirty years. His love of fantasy started with Edgar Rice Burroughs and C S Lewis and expanded rapidly, spilling over into SF, crime fiction (usually mystery in the US), thrillers, the back of cereal packets, instruction manuals and anything else with words on it.

He is a keen cook (his wife would use the word 'messy' but that's another story) and is the inventor of Squeaky Cheese Curry. He particularly loves food from South East Asia and is on a life-long quest to create the perfect satay sauce.

His favourite books include Barabara Hambly's Darwath Trilogy, The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov and any of John Le Carre's George Smiley books. He is a big fan of Robert Crais and the Elvis Cole series and loves all the Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum novels. He believes Sir Terry Pratchet's knighthood is richly deserved.

Mike draws his inspiration from the richness of English folklore and from the history and rituals of the UK. The Courts of the Feyre is a new series that follows the adventures of Niall and Blackbird as Niall discovers a world of dark magic and strange creatures hidden in plain sight.

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By JlWelch on August 25, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I devoured this book just as quickly as the first one, it was just that good. I don't really like talking about what happened in the books because you can get a pretty good idea of that from the synapse that Amazon or Goodreads provides as well as the other reviews from readers. Blackbird is way pregnant and about to pop and is off on her own path in bidding while Niall is on a new mission with the warders. I still feel like I really don't know who Blackbird is, she still seems a mystery to me and she's not really in this book as Niall and her are separated throughout the whole book. I hear the next book is more about his relationships so, maybe I'll learn more about her then. I do like how the progression of the relationship seems believable. Blackbird is pregnant yes, but it's a result of a first time coupling which realistically happens. Neither Blackbird or Niall have said the "L" word yet and they're not blindingly in love which tends to happen in books. If anything Blackbird is protective of Niall and her baby, and Niall is still trying to figure out where he stands.
I was quite shocked to see Alex's death in the first couple chapters, but can understand how that changes and forms Niall throughout the story. His mission to find these missing girls in the little sea town was an interesting one as well. Niall has to sit back and ask the right questions before rushing into anything. I feel like this book showed Niall's growth both as a character and also as a fey.
I feel slightly sympathetic to the wraithkin, even though they want to single handedly destroy all the "mongrel" or half fey. The wraithkin are who they are, elements of the void and even though they are tricky, devious and insidious you almost feel bad for them, but almost.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 13, 2011
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I loved the first book and the second is just as good if not better.
The characters developed well and I look forward to the next book
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