Sixty-One Nails : The Courts of the Feyre

  • by Mike Shevdon
  • Narrated by Nigel Carrington
  • Series: The Courts of the Feyre
  • 16 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?
Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery. His love of fantasy & SF started in the '70s with C. S. Lewis, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov and continued through Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin, and Barbara Hambly. More recent influences include Mike Carey, Phil Rickman, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Crais, among many others. He has studied martial arts for many years, mainly aikido and archery. Friends have sometimes remarked that his pastimes always seem to involve something sharp or pointy.


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Intriguing and original

Although there are elements to this story which any fantasy reader will recognise: a secret world of the supernatural living alongside us, a character who is unaware that he is part of this world and who comes to discover his true power and significance thanks to a sometimes reluctant guide, I found this novel to be handled with much originality. I enjoyed the maturity of the characters (a great relief after all the teen-fic and kid-fic we get bombarded with currently) and the detail to the supernatural world and its deft interweaving with our own easily recognisable world. The narration was extremely enjoyable although accents did wander sometimes (quite often they completely walked off, did their own thing and came back a while later well rested occasionally) and I wouldn't hesitate to listen to something else from this narrator, this author or indeed another pairing of the two.
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- W. Taylor

Suprised it had no reviewers

If you could sum up Sixty-One Nails in three words, what would they be?

Neverwhere meets Fayre

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well, i'd say the protagonist Nial, i think every decision he made i would of done the same, and i found him to be a very believable character, given the very unbelievable situation he finds himself in.

Have you listened to any of Nigel Carrington’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Not that i recall, but this was very good.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Probably the hammer scene , no spoilers though.

Any additional comments?

I would have to say that after going through as much of the fantasy section in Audible as i could find this one is up there with the better of them. Its not quite as good as lets say Name of the Wind, but it's certainly as good as the likes of Neverwhere... i hope this review inspires some people to give it a go, you don't be disappointed.

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- KC

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-02-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios