Troubador Luck

Released: 28/09/2020

ISBN: 9781800460003

eISBN: 9781838596118

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Luck

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Power is a dangerous thing in the wrong hands...


Luck is the story of Daniel – a man born with the gift of being able to influence others. He learns that he can both charm as well as destroy. As his ability grows, so does his craving for acceptance.

Once his ability is unleashed on the American political stage, Daniel finds that he no longer has to settle with charming the few. Now he can control the minds of the masses, as his own sanity descends into a tormented oblivion.

Well if you call that luck I don't want it. A gripping, thought evoking satire reminiscent of modern day America but with a twist. A twist we need. This is my second book by Chris Coppel and he is fast becoming a favourite. His books are well written, engaging and a well needed break from every day life. Can't wait for more.

by NetGalley review


Well if you call that luck I don't want it. A gripping, thought evoking satire reminiscent of modern day America but with a twist. A twist we need. This is my second book by Chris Coppel and he is fast becoming a favourite. His books are well written, engaging and a well needed break from every day life. Can't wait for more.

by NetGalley review


A modern political satire set in the USA.
Despite the darkness of this book it made me laugh out loud.
Daniel Trapp is born lucky, despite his parents dying a horrible death in Colorado.
His aunt and uncle take him back to L.A. to a life of luxury.
DT follows his mother into business but eventually makes his way into politics. Surrounded by Yes Men he grows to believe his own spin and craves more of everything.
Such a well written and fun satire on USA politics I read this straight through, wanting to know what becomes of Daniel.
This is such a well written, mythical and clever book

by NetGalley review


Lucky is an extraordinary book where Coppel takes a tried and true story and puts his own unique spin on it giving it flair and substance and making it all his own. We follow the life of Daniel from his horrific birth, through to his adoption into manhood. Daniel has a gift and although innocently enough he becomes consumed with power and how this can consume his life. This is where the story takes an interesting turn as we see this happening and Coppel knows when to apply the gas and when to press the brake.

Coppel has a unique writing style that really works. He laces his story with dark humour, thriller and chilling plot devices. Mixing these two is a difficult task but Coppel does this with flourish and panache making a rewarding read that is very hard to put down.

The characters are brilliantly written with Daniel through to his adoptive parents and people who pass through his life. Even when things take a turn for the worse, he ensures that each and every character stays true to form and never does he box them in to something that reads false. Every character is well written and strong and this also goes for ones who are passing through the story. Excellently well done.

The plot is well balanced and intriguing but at the same times given the reader an interesting look at politics and the fickleness of media and our ever changing world. It is interesting that in the final third of the book, we have a lead up to and the reader has a small inkling on where this is going. Coppel takes that and spins it so most of the fun is seeing how we get there. Taking plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader on his toes, this comes around in a way not expected which makes it even more rewarding. As for the plot twists, excellently done and although I want to share, there is no way I am going to ruin this for anyone.

Overall, this is an excellent book that gives a nod to the omen but is better thought out than the ill-fated trilogy making it its own unique thrill ride. Giving food for thought whilst thoroughly entertaining its audience, this is one of the best horror novels out today. Very few writers are able to make a genre their very own and I think we have found a rare gem that is able to do this. Highly recommended.

by NetGalley review


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