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A savage stab at organised religion and social control . . . emotionally powerful (SUN)
Brilliantly explored and a great metaphor for urban corruption (DAILY MAIL)
Full of fierce energy, fast-paced and inventive (Adrian Tchaikovsky, author of the Shadows of the Apt series)
The world building is crazy interesting, the characters are very noir, and the plot was enough to keep me on my toes . . . I'm very excited to read the second in the series! (Felicia Day)
A very strong debut from a novelist of vision who has built an intriguing sandbox to play in, with plenty of twists, turns and surprising moments (FANTASY FACTION)
A great fantasy debut . . . The beginning of something really quite brilliant . . . very highly recommended (CIVILIAN READER)
Knight's debut recalls the vibrant, urban-based fantasies of
An anti-hero takes on dark magic and corruption in this thrilling debut British fantasy adventure - set in the vertigo-inspiring city of MahalaSee all Product Description
Solid but r exceptional fantasy. Fun, but it didn't warrant buying later books in the series.Published 23 days ago by Benedict T.
Fade to Black by Francis Knight
This is really a great debut novel. There is a lot to like about it and there is a bit even to detest. Read more
Great book, wow well written a real page turner.you. just have to love rojan. A adult book as there is a fair amount of swearing. You will not be disappointed.Published 12 months ago by julie witton
Fade to Black is a great book! I especially love Rojin - the tongue-in-cheek anti-hero. What I like about Rojin is that, even though he's predominantly out for himself, his... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Skye
Well written and great main character. I loved the landscape which is unique Would definitely recommend this book and the rest in the series ( but can be read alone)Published 16 months ago by psyche
Fade to Black is a book that is not going to be to everyone’s taste. And that is fair enough, it different enough to stand out from a lot of the fantasy out there. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Perpetual Man
But that's mainly what it remains for me: an interesting premise. The author builds an interesting dystopian world, but instead of showing us this world, and the actions of the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Bert Jacobs
Fantastic world building, brilliantly drawn characters, very varied and complex. Not an easy read though. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Crinkly
...but a pretty fun setting for the first novel of a series. The concept of the striated society inhabiting a vast towering city may not be too new, for people familiar with genre... Read morePublished 21 months ago by StrontiumDogBoy