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The Road to Bedlam: The Courts of the Feyre, Vol. II Paperback – 1 Sep 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Angry Robot (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857660608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857660602
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 3.1 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 423,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"You just have to buy this book. This is an absolute corker of a tale and definitely one that I really got a kick out of." --Falcata Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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Format: Paperback
On the good side, the world is well imagined, the fey and the way their magic works, as well as the overall atmosphere, are very enjoyable.
However, firstly the whole plot hinges on the protagonist (Niall), who spent pretty much all of the previous book getting into places he shouldn't have, just accepting it when a doctor tells him his daughter is sick and he can't see her. After that, throughout the book the he is mostly whining and dithering when action would be required, and is unbelievably patronizing towards his daughter Alex.

I really hope the author kills him at the next opportunity, and returns to this world with some better protagonists - Alex perhaps?
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By simon211175 VINE VOICE on 18 April 2012
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The first book in this series (Sixty-One Nails (The Courts of the Feyre)) had been a book on my TBR pile for ages, but I was pleased when I finally did get to read it. This one was pretty much the same, in that it sat waiting for me to read it for quite a while. Again though, I was pleased.

The book follows nicely from the end of the last one, and we find ourselves thrown very quickly into the action. Just when we think the story is progressing nicely though, we find Niall pushed along into his own little side story, where he has to do some detective work to solve a mystery in a small town. Although I'm sure this is necessary for the character development, it felt a little "done before" - the all too common private investigator with supernatural powers story. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just that I didn't realise we were going there.

The book is well written, and it's left open enough at the end for many more instalments. I'm looking forward to reading the third one (Strangeness and Charm: 3 (Courts of the Feyre)) when released.
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Ooh this was a roller coaster ride full of thrills and derring do . I'm a great fan of this type of story telling . The author writes so well . The descriptions of places were especially well wrought . Away to buy the next book in the series .......
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There are moments of real joy in the twilight of book reading when an author really cannot do anything wrong for the reader. One of these breaks in the storm of Urban Fantasy is author Mike Shevdon, who in this, his second novel in the Courts of the Feyre series, The Road to Bedlam has been an absolute joy.

What makes this series so engrossing is the fact that its just so different from the numerous Urban Fantasy titles out there as whilst most are concentrating on exotic locations (well exotic to the UK) Mike writes it based here in Britain, whilst most write about Vamps and Werekin, Mike writes about the Fey and magic in the modern world. It is the Neverwhere for Generation X and as such when backed up with great dialogue, an emotional roller coaster alongside kick ass plot outline, you know that you have something special. If the third picks up the ball as much as the second, then Mike is going to be a name to set the benchmark by, quality is assured and as such, thank god we've got another author to wave the flag against team US.
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The biggest issue that I have with this book is that the characters motivations just don't make sense. Things happen and then they wander around going through the motions for no reason other than because the plot demands it. I actaully find Alex far more annoying than her father and preferred this series when she was not really in it. I still think there is a good series in here somewhere, but the author really needs to work on his main character. We need to care about him, and I am really sruggling with that currently. I am all for a flawed hero, yes let him make mistakes, but please stop him from being a complete jerk, who wanders around making decisions which make absolutely no sense, for no good reason. I will buy the next book and give this series a further chance, but if it does not improve I will give up after that.
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The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon

Shevdon weaves an excellent magical thriller around the fayre, set in England in London, Yorkshire and Wiltshire. this is a real page turner where the reader can suspend disbelief, though the emotional trauma of Niall's daughter's apparant death is mitigated by the reader knowing she's not really dead -- the strapline on the back cover reveals that much -- and consequently the first fifty pages become a liile like the scene in every movie where you're supposed to believe the protagonist's love interest has died, only for them to recover.

I shall look forward to more from this author. The cleverness of the sub-plot set in a north sea fishing village took me quite by surprise, and the protagonist has a dark side to him that is refreshingly absent from many American shining-smile heroes.

This was not a review copy but a book I bought for myself, and I'm glad I did. Comparable to Ben AaronovichRivers of London
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What a great book
Overlapping story lines, the characterization sharp and eminently readable - it's 2am and I've just finished it. More complex than 61 nails and just as enjoyable.
This series has legs and I'm expecting more late nights before I'm done.
Original, cleverly plotted and a great fantasy novel.
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