A freebie over at the “Skulk members area” and a nice little taster of Gaie’s writing.
A really good twist on the sorcerer’s apprentice kind of theme, where instead of an apprentice we find that Gubbins is a slave.
“What’s a ‘Munculus?” you ask.
“Read it and find out,” i answer.
And then go and read Babylon Steel and Dangerous Gifts, coz Gaie is a damn good fantasy writer.
This book follows on perfectly from Babylon Steel, with all the usual characters we were introduced to in that book. And it’s much the same kind of fantasy stuff that really isn’t for children as there’s a fair amount of sex and some quite graphic descriptions of interspecies relationships: Babylon is a whore house madam after all is said an done.
I have to say, Gaie has created a really interesting universe with The Planes and there’s obviously a much bigger story going on in the background concerning the rifts between The Planes, which i seriously hope Gaie is going to slowly uncover in further books in this series.
Please, please, please, Gaie, get writing more about Babylon and Co’.
So if you’re not offended by adult stuff mixed in with your fantasy stories the ‘Babylon Steel’ series is definitely a place to visit on your reading list. Enjoy!
Wow, what a great story. I really enjoyed this book. After reading some YA fantasy lately it was definitely time for some grown-up’s fantasy and this really fit the bill.
The only thing i’m unhappy about is that i’m utterly skint until i get paid on Tuesday so i can’t buy the second book until then, but rest assured, as soon as i wake up my computer on Tuesday morning i’ll be on Amazon buying it.
Great writing, great story, great book, what more can a reader ask for?
If you like fantasy that isn’t afraid of getting it’s hands dirty then i’m sure you’ll like this. If, on the other hand, you like the nice fluffy fantasy stuff then just don’t look.
Next in the series is Dangerous Gifts.