Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pg. 69: Mike Shevdon's "Sixty-One Nails"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: Sixty-One Nails: Courts of the Feyre, Book 1 by Mike Shevdon.

About the book, from the publisher:

A dark magic will be unleashed by the Untainted...Unless a new hero can be found. The smarter, faster brother to Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere has arrived.

The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, victim of 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.
Read an excerpt from Sixty-One Nails, and learn more about the book and author at Mike Shevdon's website.

Shevdon draws his inspiration from the richness of English folklore and from the history and rituals of the UK. His Courts of the Feyre series follows the adventures of Niall and Blackbird as Niall discovers a world of dark magic and strange creatures hidden in plain sight.

Sixty-One Nails, is now available everywhere. It will be followed by a sequel, The Road to Bedlam, available now in the UK and Australasia, and in North America on 26th October 2010.

The Page 69 Test: Sixty-One Nails.

--Marshal Zeringue