Welcome to the Storytellers On Tour stop at Olliespot. No security, and the show will go on as late as the band decides to play, So have a great time!
We are here to celebrate the Audiobook release of Under Ordshaw, so check it out you audiobook addicts!
Series: Ordshaw (#1)
Published: May 29, 2018
** Audiobook Release: April 7, 2020
Genre: Urban Fantasy Thriller–Contemporary Fantasy, British Contemporary, and Horror subgenres
Welcome to Ordshaw.
Don’t look down.
Pax is one rent cheque away from the unforgiving streets of Ordshaw. After her stash is stolen, her hunt for
the thief unearths a book of nightmares and a string of killers, and she stands to lose much more than her
There’s something lurking under her city.
Knowing it’s there could get you killed.
This blend of urban fantasy and contemporary thriller takes you on a journey into the heart of Ordshaw, in
the company of such richly imagined characters that you won’t want to leave.
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I’m not the biggest Urban Fantasy reader, but I have a read a few, most recently was The Last Smile In Sunder City by Luke Arnold. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this genre, as well as how much flexibility there is for a writer. Although I loved Sunder City, Under Ordahaw was a complete blast. I had a lot of fun reading it, and glimpsing the monsters, and the unstable, and angry fairies that live under the city of Ordshaw in The Sunken City.
We get the story from multiple perspectives. We have Pax Kuranes, she is a serious loner, and a badass poker player. Her goals are paying rent, and gathering enough money to enter the upcoming local stop on the World Poker Tour. She has an unlucky run in with a young man connected to the world of monsters, and the Fae (the biker clad, attitude of anarchy, pistol pointing cute little fairies), and in the process, loses the cash she just won, that would have her financially set for a time.
Then, the perspective from Letty, the Fae that wants to retrieve an artifact made and hidden away by a human. She is a pisser, entertaining, and in charge of her own little group determined to get the artifact and kill if necessary to get what they want.
There is also a shadow government department responsible for watching the underworld, and maintaining diplomatic relations with the Fae, mainly through the Fae leader. The main government dude, who we get the perspective of is Casaria. He would love nothing better then to show Pax “His” world and then watch as she falls head over heels for his shadowy tough guy life.
Lastly, there is Citizen Barton. A man who became aware of what’s under Ordshaw years ago and has been trying to forget about his nightmare ever since. Unfortunately, he is pulled back in, and his story is probably my favorite. His wife has never known what really happened all those years ago. Now, he’s involved again, and she is hell bent on not letting him out of her sight. Things get complicated, to say the least.
I don’t want to give too much away, I’ve left out the monster descriptions intentionally. That part should be left to the author, as the creatures are brought into the story perfectly, and it’s worth the read just for the glimpses we get into what really lies, crawls, flies, rolls, glows, and drags beneath Ordshaw.
The writing is fantastic, and fast-paced throughout. The interconnecting stories are played out with expertise and as hard as it was to believe, I get the feeling I’ve only gotten a glimpse into what’s really happening. There are plenty of morsels dropped that indicate a bigger story is happening and book 2, is sure to shed some additional light into the purpose of The Sunken City, and what it is that has caused it, as well as what it wants. A number of interesting mysteries were left unsolved as what was written occurs in only maybe 3 days I believe.
I would give 4.5 out of 5 stars. I have a feeling the next book will be even better. Thank you for stopping by and checking out the review!
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