October 29th, 2009

books

happy release day

Mike Shevdon's debut novel Sixty-One Nails comes out today in the U.K. -- appearing in the U.S. this coming Spring.

Niall Petersen thinks he's having a heart attack on the London Underground. The woman who saves him reveals that a creature was attempting to possess his dying body. She has used her abilities to bring him back to block it from entering the world. She warns the creature may come after him again. Or stalk his daughter, as she too has the bloodline this creature can use. So Niall plunges 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.

Sixty-One Nails is Neverwhere for the next generation. The pacing is spot-on, the characters engaging, and the world fits together beautifully to create a London that ought to be. I stayed up too late finishing it.” - C.E. Murphy

Learn more about the Sixty-One Nails and the Quit Rents Ceremony of England.

Read the first chapter