This off-piste detective story set in a magical world, now in meltdown, has verve and charm in abundance and a rough diamond hero with quite a story to tell.In short, an actor's dramatic voice has found a pen which can write
The first instalment of an effortlessly readable series that could be the illegitimate love child of Terry Pratchett and Dashiell Hammett
This book was a marvellous noir voice; Luke Arnold has captured the spirit of the genre perfectly and wrapped it around a fantasy setting with consummate skill
[A] standout debut . . . winningly combining the grit of Chinatown with the quirky charm of Harry Potter, this series opener is sure to have readers coming back for more
Sunder City [is] an evocative creation, it has echoes of Ankh-Morpork, but also a broken melancholy all of its own
Luke Arnold at the Vanguard x Better Read than Dead
5th Feb 2020 6:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate the release of Luke Arnold's novel, The Last Smile in Sunder City, a brilliantly voiced contemporary fantasy for fans of Ben Aaronovitch, Andrew Caldecott, or Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Luke is in-conversation with Toby Schmitz.