The Road to Bedlam
By Mike Shevdon
(Angry Robot, Paperback, 9780857662484, 480pp.)
Publication Date: May 29, 2012
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The highly-anticipated sequel to Sixty-One Nails.
"There's been an accident. It's your daughter." But Alex isn't dead. She's been snatched because she came into her magical power early. Her father, Niall Petersen, must use his own wayward magic to track her down and save her from the madness of Bedlam.
File under: Urban Fantasy [ Undying Madness / Insane Magic / Secret Realities / Stolen Children ]
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. The pen should therefore be no surprise, though he's still trying to figure out how to get an edge on a laptop.
Praise for Sixty-One Nails:
"Shevdon strikes sparks from the flinty core of English folklore, as a hero every reader can relate to finds he's part of an incredible and scarily believable parallel realm. If you've been thinking urban fantasy has nothing fresh to offer, think again." -Juliet McKenna
"I came away from this feeling like I'd taken a stroll through Mike Shevdon's imagination... a great place to visit and poke around." -Examiner.com