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The Last Smile in Sunder City, by Luke Arnold

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sabrinz's review

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dark funny mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


What drew me to this book was 1) the cover (it does look like the Rivers of London) and 2) the premise of what you'd do if magic suddenly disappeared (and if you were somehow involved in it disappearing).

Enter Fetch Phillips, (un)willing P.I. and man on some sort of mission, who never works for humans.
The story was quite interesting if a bit slow, but the twists and turns of what is happening to all the magical creatures now that magic is no longer a part of the workd and the mystery of exactly how it disappeared and how Fetch played into that, is compelling.
The writing style is also amusing and very vivid at turns, with lots of comparisons and simlies.

I'm not sure yet if I'll continue with book 2 but there are a few questions I'd like to have answerd.

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