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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly written, deserves more attention, 14 Mar 2013
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had thought (and still think) it was independently published-the backliner and cover certainly suggest it is, although it's unclear from the title page-but the writing is as good as any put out by the major publishing companies, and the premise is fun, original and perfectly realised. It really should have been picked up and properly promoted because it is an excellently constructed book, gripping, energetic, entertaining and with exactly the right combination of darkness and humour, and deserves the widest possible audience. Despite not being a believer in Feng Shui I was drawn in completely, only pausing in credulity when the origami assassin put in a startling appearance, before accepting it as the tongue-in-cheek reality check that it was and marching merrily into the new twist.

There were some minor editing errors (at one stage Harvey was "pouring over" a document, and the word "midrift" put in two appearances) which might have been avoided in the hands of a traditional publisher with a full editing team. I also found the ending to be a little abrupt and unsatisfying. But when I finally put down the book I found myself wondering which major publishing house was going to pick up on Adrian Hall first, and whether he had any more ideas as offbeat and appealing as the Feng Shui assassin concept with which to tempt them. Definitely one to watch.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully the first of many, 17 May 2009
This review is from: Feng Shui Assassin (Hardcover)
You think you know - then you don't! Plot twists that keep the pages turning and the mind churning. A must for those jaded fantasy readers looking for something new and exciting. Can't wait for the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nothing short of brilliant, 16 Mar 2009
This review is from: Feng Shui Assassin (Hardcover)
What can you say about a book like Feng Shui Assassin? Thoroughly enjoyable, a magnificent main character with plenty of twists and sub plots to keep the reader enthralled. This is a book that is extremely difficult to put down, a brilliant read and for anyone into the fantasy genre, it's one that will definitely be put on the shelf for re-reading time after time
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5.0 out of 5 stars New fantasy author that really exploits the genre masterfully, 10 Mar 2009
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What can I say, at last another new author that fully gets to grips with the excitement of the fantasy genre. A first class debut that grips you by the throat and shakes you until the last page. When this book kicks you can feel it for some time afterwards.

A great debut, bring me more !!!
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