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evocative and iconoclastic,
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This review is from: Here Lies Arthur (Hardcover)
Another thrilling story from philip reeve. Beautiful prose coupled with a compelling story. He pulls no punches in demonstrating the brutal realities of life in the Dark Ages.
The plot bears enough similarities with the legends to be recognisable, but has twists of its own to keep you guessing. The writing is fresh and evocative.
His take on Merlin as Arthur's chief spin doctor gives a stark relevancy to the story, affording easy comparisons with the machinations and cynicism of today's political figures.
After the fantastic Mortal Engines books and the charming and funny Larklight, Philip Reeve is fast becoming my favourite author.