Secrets of the Fire Sea

by Stephen Hunt

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LoveReading View on Secrets of the Fire Sea

The fourth volume in Hunt’s fascinating Jackelian fantasy series has unbridled imagination to spare, as cyberpunk landscapes conjugate to perfection with a Sherlockian mystery investigation of the highest calibre led by Boxiron and Jethro Daunt. Wildly entertaining and with the usual quota of colourful and amusing characters. Escapist entertainment of the highest calibre.

Maxim Jakubowski

Secrets of the Fire Sea Synopsis

A secret grave enough to kill for! The isolated island of Jago is the only home Hannah Conquest has ever known. But her carefree existence comes to an abrupt halt when her guardian, Archbishop Alice Grey, is brutally murdered. Someone desperately wants to suppress a secret kept by the archbishop, and if the attempts on Hannah's own life are any indication, the killer believes that Alice passed the knowledge of it onto her ward before her head was separated from her neck. Meanwhile, a deadly power struggle is brewing on Jago. And as Hannah digs deeper into the mystery Alice left behind, assisted by two rather different detectives, she must race to unravel a chain of ancient riddles in order to save not just her own life, but her island home itself!

Secrets of the Fire Sea Press Reviews

Praise for Stephen Hunt: 'Hunt's imagination is probably visible from space. He scatters concepts that other writers would mine for a trilogy like chocolate-bar wrappers. This is Philip Pullman with a dose of benzedrine. Hold on to your hat and let yourself get carried away.
Tom Holt

'A ripping yarn ! the story pounds along ! constant inventiveness keeps the reader hooked ! the finale is a cracking succession of cliffhangers and surprise comebacks. Great fun'
SFX

'An inventive, ambitious work, full of wonders and marvels'
Lisa Tuttle, The Times

'The characters are convincing and colourful, but the real achievement is the setting, a hellish take on Victorian London ! the depth and complexity of Hunt's vision makes it compulsive reading for all ages'
Guardian

'Wonderfully assured ! Hunt knows what his audience like and gives it to them with a sardonic wit and carefully developed tension'
Time Out

'All manner of bizarre and fantastical extravagance.'
Daily Mail

'Rich and colourful !keeps you engrossed !a confident, audacious novel'
SFX

'Like a magpie, Stephen Hunt has plucked colourful events from history and politics and used them for inspiration ! Hunts tells his full-blooded tale with lip-smacking relish, revealing a vivid, often gruesome imagination ! [it] brims with originality and, from the first, its chase-filled plot never lets up'
Starburst

'Studded with invention'
Independent

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ISBN: 9780007289660
Publication date: 03/02/2011
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007289639
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007289660
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Stephen Hunt
Publisher: HarperVoyager an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 560 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
Categories: Fantasy, Thriller / suspense,

About Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt has written one previous book, the fantasy novel For the Crown and the Dragon, which won the WH Smith New Talent Award in 1994 and was published by the UK's largest bookseller under the auspices of their New Talent Initiative. It went on to get praise in reviews as diverse as Locus, the Guardian, Science Fiction Chronicle, Arcane, Broadsword and various other newspapers and genre titles. Stephen Hunt set up one of the first science fiction and fantasy web sites, www.SFcrowsnest.com, in 1994, the same year Netscape was launched as a graphical web browser. Today Stephen Hunt's SFcrowsnest....

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