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  • Author:
    Mike Shevdon
  • ISBN:
    0857662279
  • ISBN13:
    978-0857662279
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    Angry Robot (May 28, 2013)
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    Fantasy
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Start reading The Eighth Court (The Courts of the Feyre Book 4) on your Kindle in under a minute. Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery

Start reading The Eighth Court (The Courts of the Feyre Book 4) on your Kindle in under a minute. 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.

Mike Shevdon’s The Courts of the Feyre series will be fondly remembered as the books that made me a fan of Urban Fantasy. His imagination for the possibility of shape-shifting feyre behind the next corner and their plot to unleash darkness on the city has opened up a new type of love for his blend of genre fiction

Hardly, said Claire.

Hardly, said Claire. They were hardly poor, being sons of noble families of vast wealth and power. Neither were they simple soldiers. They were well-equipped, highly trained and exceptionally skilled. If anyone could stop the Seventh Court, they could. But they didn’t, said Blackbird.

Book 4 of 4 in The Courts of the Feyre (4 Book Series). The characters continue to act in ways which make no sense and you get the feeling their actions are determined by what is needed for the plot rather than any logic. I did much prefer this to the previous offering however as there was less from the view point of the annoying teenage daughter and more from Nialls POV. This could have been a good series but the plots and characters just let it down.

Blackbird walked slightly ahead of her, eager to reach their destination. ledge of how to find things, where the nodes are, and how they all relate to each other. Like taxi drivers? said Angela. Sorry? said Blackbird. Taxi drivers; they do that thing called the Knowledge, where they ride around London with a clipboard attached to a moped and learn where all the little alleys and shortcuts are. You must have seen them, said Angela.

In which court? Half the time no one even knows what court begat them. The interior of the Church of All Hallows by the Tower received the morning sunrise like a blessing. Would you have us start taking in waifs and strays and pretending they are ours? Then mix the bloodlines between the courts. We have a last chance, a sliver of opportunity, she pleaded. It streamed through the east window leaving long shadows striped across the altar out into the church. As the morning progressed, the light slid sideways, becoming narrower as the sun rose and the world turned and the sun moved round to the stained glass windows along the south aisle, leaving the altar in shadow.

The Courts of the Feyre - 4 ). Mike Shevdon. ONE. The fair was an assault on the nostrils. The press of bodies intermingled with the sickly scent of spun sugar over diesel fumes from the generators, cut by the ozone tang of sparking electricity from the rides, gave him indigestion, not helped by the thumping bass of the music. It had Marshdock feeling sick even before he’d found the meeting place

The Eighth Court - Courts of the Feyre 4 (Paperback). Mike Shevdon (author).

The Eighth Court - Courts of the Feyre 4 (Paperback). Paperback Published: 04/06/2013. Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry? File Under: Urban Fantasy. Publisher: Watkins Media ISBN: 9780857662262 Added to basket. The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two. Philip Pullman.

The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery

By (author) Mike Shevdon. The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace.

Book in the Courts of the Feyre Series). Format:Mass Market Paperback.

The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace.Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry?File UnderUrban Fantasy [ A New Dawn | Uneasy Alliances | Eight Into One | End Of An Era ]

Helldor
Wow, this was quite a ride of a finale for a series, even though I hope it's not literally the last book the author writes in this universe of the series. It ends on what could be said to be both a cliffhanger and not one because it has a definite ending, but also leaves open the possibility for more one day. I won't bore you with a plot summary as I know other reviewers are fond of doing that. I appreciate that this book has chapter demarcations. Chapter demarcations make it so much easier to see how close you are to the end of a chapter or to find a stopping place when you need to do so. Like the previous three books in this series, there were some minor typos and words missing here and there. I'm not sure how the author's beta readers didn't catch them. If you liked the previous three books in the series I say you should give this one a shot for at least the sake of completeness, if nothing else. Have at it because I don't think you'll be disappointed. I truly hope there is more that this writer can do to extend this series one day.
Uris
The first book in the series was so wonderfully and refreshingly raw in its pacing, style, and presentation! Unfortunately it's my opinion that that the second book feel victim to two things:
1) Necessary exposition for those that may not have read the first book, which takes its toll on the author's pacing.
2) Heavy handed editing. In my opinion, a huge part of the charm of the first book was that the writing style was raw and more conversational, which created a pacing that was wonderful. My guess is that with the success of the first book, the publisher devoted more "professional editing" to the final copy, and frankly I believe this impacts the author's pacing and voice, and the story suffers.

Unfortunately, these failings in the second book, really start to magnify themselves in the third and forth books. So much so, that by this third book, I found myself, dare I say, bored.

In my opinion the failings seem to be 95% the fault of the publisher, in that the heavy handed editing impacts the author's native pacing.
Acebiolane
Four Stars is a winning rate and this series is quite a good read.

On the plus side, it was very easy to revisit and plunge into the world created from the previous books. I found the texture welcoming and the various characters major and minor stood out quickly in the large roster of names. Big plus to the level of competence and energy from the leads, including the step up from younger protagonists we saw previously.

Everyone does their best to get the Eighth Court up and running, with lots of foot-dragging from the 7 established Courts.

On the minus side, much of this story is shadow boxing behind the Male lead having strange prophetic information traveling through his dreams. The dream info is exciting, but it chews scenery at the expense of actually having folks ready to fight the Big Bad when it rolls into view.

Spoilers!!!

Ultimately unconvincing to me, was the level of assumptions in the intrigue and betrayals of folks previously canny and with long years of experience.

This did not detract from the ending or the good story, it just bumped me out of the narrative. Someone else might make different assumptions about the level of sneaky evil manipulations.
Melipra
I've read all of the Courts of the Feyre novels and while this one was worth reading to tie up the story it was also one of the weaker entries in my opinion. There were some spelling and grammar issues here and there and it's always a little frustrating when that sort of stuff makes it into the final copy. That's usually evidence that the publisher tried to rush this thing to market. The Prophecy stuff alluded to in the initial novels comes through and helps polish off the series though I'm not sure that all loose ends are tied up. I hope Mr. Shevdon continues telling stories in this world - the finale sets up a wonderful world of questions that could be lots of fun to sort through with new stories. Start with the first book in the series (Sixty One Nails) and I bet you'll want to follow through to the end as well. 3 stars cause I feel this was perhaps rushed out the door but still worth the read to conclude a fun series.