Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The unicorn crisis

This Kindle book was on my Amazon recommendations' list because I've pre-ordered the latest Jim Butcher novel in Kindle format.

Product Description
Someone has summoned a Unicorn to a field south of Stratford-upon-Avon causing David Ash's day to go straight to hell. Now he has to confront shotgun wielding drug dealers, murderous strangers and psychotic fairies and all to find out who stole one of Oberon's personal pets. He'd better do it soon, or it will mean an all out conflict between The Fairy Court and The Hidden Academy. Worse, as back, up all Ash can muster is a soap opera loving Welsh elf and an American Summoner who doesn't trust him one inch. This would be bad enough, but, as the mystery unravels, Ash forms a nagging suspicion that the heart of this problem lies in his own worst nightmare, the one he's been trying to forget for over a decade.
Having read the following review (and 30 others), I've purchased the download.

Like some other reviewers I did think that it was a bit like a Harry Dresden character, but with a distinctly British twist - and that's not a bad thing! The Unicorn Crisis is well written with a full rounded mythology and some characters I am definitely looking forward to getting to know. It is refreshing to read this type of fantasy set in a British context and I will be (im)patiently waiting for the next installment.