Perilous Times

Perilous Times

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 25/05/2023
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Perilous Times
I enjoyed reading this so much. A highly entertaining and darkly comedic look at the end of days. A small cabal of rich old men, who sold their souls long ... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
Perilous Times
Eclectic and wonderful!
Looks like I have a new author to keep an eye on! I am a big fan of comedy SFF, be it Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams, or newer authors such as Wesley Ch... READ MORE
Perilous Times
A Joyous, laugh-out-loud take on the Arthurian legend.
Every now and then a book comes along that manages to perfectly balance discussions of important topics with laugh-out-loud humour, and ‘Perilous Times’ do... READ MORE
Sorcha O'Dowd at Cambridge
Perilous Times
The knightsof the Round Table, but not asyou thoughtyou knew them!
I loved this. It isn’t “The once and future king”, but I thought it was just as compelling. Briefly, it isn’t the first time that King Arthur’s knights h... READ MORE
Fiona Ellwood at Leicester Highcross


IN PERILOUS TIMES LIKE THESE, THE REALM DOESN'T JUST NEED A HERO. IT NEEDS A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR.Sir Kay and his fellow knights awake from their mythical slumber whenever Britain has need of them; they fought at Agincourt and at the Somme. But in these perilous modern times, the realm is more divided than ever, a dragon has been seen for the first time in centuries, and Kay is not the only ancient and terrible thing to come crawling up out of the ground . . .Perilous Times is a fiercely entertaining contemporary take on the myths of Camelot, which asks: what happens when the Knights of the Round Table return to fix the problems of the modern world? This debut is perfect for fans of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Taylor and Ben Aaronovitch.****************************************** AN INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER ****************************************** WINNER OF THE FANTASY HIVE 'DEBUT OF THE YEAR' AWARD ******************************************'If you like Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, you'll enjoy Perilous Times . . . wryly witty, it's an utterly original take on Arthurian myth' The Times'This audacious, original debut is angry as well as entertaining, and an exciting new take on the Matter of Britain' Guardian'Funny, weird, wise, lovely, and full of mad sh*t. You've never read anything like it before, and you should bang that order button now' Stuart Turton, author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle'Lee has brought Arthur's legends into these modern, perilous, times' Fantasy Hive'Like Good Omens with Arthurian knights. I've never read a book that treads so happily the ground between making you think, and making you laugh out loud' Beth Underdown'I HOWLED my way through this book! Smart, funny, refreshing fantasy. . . Anyone who liked Rivers of London will love this' Natasha Pulley'Forget the once-and-future-king; this is a once-and-future classic' Jackson Ford'Lee has a maestro's eye for satire' Richard Swan 'A brilliant collision of ancient mysticism with modern madness' Robert Jackson Bennett'Relentlessly entertaining, deadpan hilarious and full of heart. Give it five pages and you'll be hooked' Scott Hawkins'Maintains a steady faith in humanity's ability to bring itself back from the brink' Publishers Weekly'Perilous Times has knights, mad science, corporate villainy . . . and dragons ready to burn it all down... delightful' Kevin Hearne'An awesomely accomplished debut' Daily Mail

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356518527
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 788g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 54 mm

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Perilous Times
Fantasy, history and legend all rolled into one!
Fun and thrilling from the first to the last page. Engaging nods to every element of Britain's past teamed with a range of eclectic characters take you thr... READ MORE
Hugh Ph
Perilous Times
Watch out for the talking squirrel
Pratchett fans, rejoice! You will love this one. A riotous, witty adventure which combines madcap Arthurian hijinks with warnings of human folly and climat... READ MORE
Steph at Shrewsbury
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Well Written but Preachy and Long Winded
2.5/5 stars I wrestled and struggled with this historical fiction fantasy. The premise was promising. The Knights of the Round Table were given immortalit... READ MORE
Perilous Times
Fantasy novel set in our times - or near enough - quite good.
What do you get when you pair up Arthurian knights with our decaying world? This novel attempts to do this with Sir Kay and Sir Lancelot becoming involved ... READ MORE
Perilous Times
A tour de force
What a great book, seamlessly and intelligently combining fantasy and reality. Loved it.
Jackie Turpin
Perilous Times
A bonkers British satire
Perilous Times is likely to be the marmite of my 2023 reading. People are either going to love it, or hate it, and I think that's what the early reviews ar... READ MORE
Perilous Times
More like this please
Loved it. Absolutely loved it. What's not to love? Here we are in the end of days. The planet is hurtling towards disaster. Its too hot, the water's dryin... READ MORE
Perilous Times
Triumphantly different take on King Arthur
Drake is in his hammock an' a thousand miles away, sleeping until his country needs him... but Arthur sleeps in England, resting with his knights in a cave... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Perilous Times
The Knights of the Round Table rise again to a world in danger
If you loved the tales of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, then this is the book for you. I read all of those tales growing up and enjoyed ... READ MORE
Perilous Times
A crazy ride!
This book was bananas, but bananas in a good way. Half of the time I couldn’t seem to wrap my head around it, but what held me the most was the banter litt... READ MORE
Perilous Times
A modern masterpiece of comedy, political allegory and imagination
Publishing, as you may have noticed if you’ve spent more than a millisecond in the company of books, loves a good trend, and in the world of fantasy one of... READ MORE
Ed Crocker