Reviews, part 28


1) Owlcat Mountain thought Circle of Enemies was the best Twenty Palaces book yet: “The unique system of magic, the complex characters, and the fresh and vibrant plotline all combine to form one of the summer’s best fantasy novels.

2) Dean Fetzer liked both Game of Cages and Child of Fire enough to use the word “genius”: “Okay, if you don’t like anything fantastical or supernatural, my advice would be to look away now. But you’ll be missing good reads. Your loss.

3) Samantha Holloway at the NY Journal of Books liked Circle of Enemies quite a bit. “It’s noir made vital again with really strange monsters. It’s a thriller almost totally lacking the usual obsession with the technical details of the weapons, leaving more space for thrills. It’s one man against the dark with only a paper knife and woefully little education. And it’s addictively compelling.

4) Beth at Library Chicken also liked Circle of Enemies: “It’s a gripping combination of characters and situation, and finishing the last book makes me want to start the series all over again.

5) Michael B. Sullivan also also liked Circle of Enemies: “But if you’re looking for a dark, action-and-investigation oriented modern day fantasy series, nobody else is writing books quite like Harry Connolly, and you should check out Child of Fire.

6) Charlaine Harris says nice things about my books: “I think Connolly’s books are startlingly original and suspenseful, and I recommend them all highly.” (Which is very nice! I expect I’ll have to update that link very soon, though)

7) K.C. Shaw at Skunk Cat Book Reviews thought Circle of Enemies was the best book yet: “Connolly’s monsters would freak the hell out of Lovecraft.

6 thoughts on “Reviews, part 28

  1. Steve

    The Barnes and Noble bookstores in the South Bay (San Jose, CA) area *still* don’t have Circle of Enemies, but I did manage to track down a copy in a smaller local bookstore. So, yay for me (!) and boo for B&N:-(

    As expected, I really enjoyed it, and shame on you for keeping me up until 6am!

  2. Nick

    Got it yesterday and tore through it. This is one of the two book series to keep me so enthralled I have to just stay put until I finish it. Which I did less than ten minutes ago. So with finishing it up I just wanted to find a way to thank you personally for an amazing read, and an ending that leaves me hungry for more.

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