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5.0 out of 5 stars
My first fantasy read proves a success, 26 Jan. 2006
I purchased this book through amazon after seeing that it was reccomended by BBC Radio 4 as one of the top reads of 2005. I don't usually go for fantasy but decided to give it a go and...what a great surprise. I found it to be extemely witty and very cleverly constructed and, although the characters are obviously fantastical (Trogres, goblins etc)they are so well written as to make them seem completely believable. In fact by the end of the book I had developed quite a crush on Cabbie (the cab driver/knight)and had a real soft spot for PLOB the teenage magician.
Mainly I was impressed by the depth of feeling that the book managed to make me feel and the roller coaster ride between loud laughter and genuine touching emotion left me wanting more and more. A GREAT first novel - lets see the next one soon!