Sunday, 18 September 2011

The Court of the Air

Just finished reading Stephen hunts 'The Court of the Air'. Not the fiction i usually read (fantasy steam-punk adventure), but i have to confess a small weakness: every slightly sf book i see in my local discount book store ends up on my bookshelf. I quite enjoyed this one. We had some interesting characters, some bizarre characters and lots and lots of running whilst being shot at! Stephen managed to create a strange world, but one so well thought out that it all just seems to work.

This is a book that doesn't take itself too seriously and is just really good fun. i have to confess to reading 'The Rise of the Iron Moon' a few weeks back, and whilst i felt that was the better of the two books, that may just be my own fault for coming at them the wrong way round.

From the point of view of supporting the author, I'm never sure if i should be buying books from discount sellers. I think what this teaches me is yes. I would never have bought these books at full price, but now feel i need to get my hands on the rest of the series. He can count himself another fan.

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