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The walk into a secret world would never be easy but Richard rescues a bleeding girl on the street he gets more than he bargained for. His ordinary life is turned upside down as he struggles to make sense of it all. The characters are dark, the magic built world rich, and the edge of desperation makes this a page-turner.
This is my first Gaiman novel. I've only got Good Omens as my reference point for the quality of his work (even though that was a joint project with Terry Pratchett), but I found it entertaining and accessible. I could see myself reading more of his work. Recommended for readers who like their fantasy novels bent and weird.
I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a bit of action, horror, escapist fantasy and thrills all wrapped in rich and constant comedy and humour. I read an earlier review which described this book as "Harry Potter for Adults," which is a perfect description. The only problem with the book is it ended. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
A fun urban fantasy free of vampires and werewolves set in th weird underground world of "London Below". The heroes are: Richard who wants to get back his ordinary boring life; Door wants to avenge the murder of her family; Hunter wants to kill the Great Beast of London. They join forces to overcome several challenges. The power structure of this society depends on bartering and favors, so it is impossible to tell who to trust. The most evil and supernaturally powerful characters in this tale, Mr. Vandemar and Mr. Croup, take so much fun in their mayhem, (“Can't make an omelette without killing a few people”).