Sixty-One Nails (Courts of the Feyre 1)
by Mike Shevdon
Angry Robot Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007333998
Date: 29 October 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Mike Shevdon's Sixty-One Nails has been out for a little while now, but I'm very glad to have got hold of a copy - for C.E. Murphy's cover quote that is is "A Neverwhere for the next generation" is bang on the nail. The comparison is apt - Sixty-One Nails is a London book to the core, one that like the Gaiman series, peels away the top scab of the capital to reveal the place of dark enchantment that lies beneath. Recommended.
"There is a secret war raging beneath the streets of London. A dark magic will be unleashed by the Untained... unless a new hero can be found.
Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The Untainted, the darkest of the Seven Courts, have made their play for power, and unless Niall can recreate the ritual of the Sixty-One Nails, their dark dominion will enslave all of the Feyre, and all of humankind too."