Exciting, exhilarating, scary and moving in equal measure, The Oversight is a teeming world of dark deeds and dark magics, brilliantly realised. This feels like the start of something amazing
A dark and glinting book . . . told in a kind of compelling and hypnotic poesie that I just lapped up . . . I'll certainly be reading the next one
The Oversight is - and let's be clear here - something very special . . . It's oh so moreish a morsel. I'd read a prequel this evening, a sequel as soon as.
A highly entertaining fantasy that promises a trilogy worth sinking your teeth into
Fletcher's Victorian London is juicily vivid, and laced with macabre Dickensian wit. There's a real sense of grim danger, both natural and unnatural, hungrily awaiting the slightest mis-step
Richly atmospheric (the evil lurks in the background of every paragraph), the book should be a big hit with supernatural-fantasy readers ... the second book can't come soon enough
A richly atmospheric and intensely readable slice of Victoriana, with a splendidly eerie sense of the way the unearthly lies cheek-by-jowl with the mundane
A remarkable combination of British folklore, brisk pacing and wide-ranging imagination
Utterly enthralling: Charles Dickens meets Susanna Clarke
The Paradox serves to provide us with fantastically dark characters, goodies and baddies, as well as some rather unexpected alliances
The Paradox is the real deal, darkly dusted Dickensian counter mythology at its very best.
An atmospheric, creepily delicious concoction of alleyways and dark magic, mirror worlds where danger dwells at every turn, and nuanced, complex characters, all with their own story. Those already familiar with this world will be delighted, and newcomers will eagerly lose themselves in this utterly imaginative fantasy
Confirms his position as one of the most ingenious and intelligent writers of fantasy . . . I can barely wait for the next volume