The Last Smile in Sunder City

The Last Smile in Sunder City: Fetch Phillips Book 1

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime & Thrillers, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 06/02/2020
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The Last Smile in Sunder City
The tired, washed up, alcoholic PI meets magic, or lack of it. A refreshing take on a well used narrative, that is clever, well written and has characters ... READ MORE
Angie at Blackpool
The Last Smile in Sunder City
He made FETCH happen!!!
This book is just phenomenal. Luke Arnold is definitely a bright new star in fantasy. So what’s it about? Well, you see it’s a world where magic exists... READ MORE
Will Carnochan


'Verve and charm in abundance' Andrew Caldecott, author of Rotherweird'Sunder City [is] an evocative creation, it has echoes of Ankh-Morpork, but also a broken melancholy all of its own' SFX I'm Fetch Phillips, just like it says on the window. There are three things you should know before you hire me: 1. Sobriety costs extra. 2. My services are confidential. 3. I don't work for humans.It's nothing personal - I'm human myself. But after what happened, it's not the humans who need my help. I just want one real case. One chance to do something good. Because it's my fault the magic is never coming back.The Last Smile in Sunder City is the debut novel from actor Luke Arnold - known for his lead role in Black Sails. This contemporary fantasy introduces Fetch Phillips - a character destined to be loved by readers of Ben Aaronovitch, Jim Butcher and Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780356512884
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 28 mm

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The Last Smile in Sunder City
Effective blend of fantasy and noir
I'm grateful to the publisher for an advance copy of Last Smile in Sunder City. Fetch Phillips is a Man for Hire, a detective of sorts in tough Sunder Cit... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Ηad a blast reading this story
I really, really had a blast reading this story and I flew through it! Think I liked: -The Last Smile in Sunder is an urban fantasy with a very noir atmo... READ MORE
Audrey  Profit
The Last Smile in Sunder City
An interesting urban fantasy
This was an interesting urban fantasy that had some interesting moments in this. I thought some of the flashback scenes went on for a bit long but the actu... READ MORE
beth younge
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Jim Butcher, But...Dare I Say, Better?
This book is the start of a beautiful friendship between Fetch Phillips and myself! For anyone who likes fantasy mystery stories, you're in for a treat, w... READ MORE
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Fantasy, dystopian mystery
Fetch Phillips is a PI in a world altered by"the coda" an event which he precipitated and which robbed everyone of their magical abilities, He is hired by ... READ MORE
marie riley
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Loads of mystery
Black Sails is one of my all-time favourite shows and when I heard that Luke Arnold had written a book I knew I needed to get my hands on it somehow. So wh... READ MORE
Elke Jager
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Brilliant new Urban Fantasy
Damned, this is a good book. Luke Arnold has a gift for storytelling. The Last Smile is the first in the new Fetch Philips series and this opening story ... READ MORE
The Last Smile in Sunder City
It was an excellent read, highly recommended
I loved this book as it's an amazing read, the love child of Jim Butcher and Raymond Chandler with a touch of Gaiman. The characters are well thought and i... READ MORE
The Last Smile in Sunder City
A stunning debut
The Last Smile in Sunder City, a noir detective dark fantasy, showcases an incredible talent for world-building and weaves an exciting mystery around a cha... READ MORE
Heidi Schoups
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Not better than Butcher
Sorry. I'm a fan of urban fantasy. And I did want to like this book. I even like 'bad guy's leads and I'm a sucker for a broken man. Fetch should have tic... READ MORE
The Last Smile in Sunder City
Promising new series
An enjoyable first novel in what promises to be a fresh new fantasy series. Fetch is a solid protagonist with a past he's ashamed of, a present where he'... READ MORE