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"One is immersed in this fantasy world that, as the pages turn, begins to feel incredibly real. I was able to clearly envision each place in my minds eye, from the city the narrator grew up in, to the dreary town the carriage stopped at, and through the dark mountains and to the very last scenes in her tale [...] Id liken the story to The Lord of the Rings , but with some of the lyricism of the writing of The Name of the Wind ." Review by I Speak Book Nerd - read the whole review here: https://ispeakbooknerd.com/2021/10/31/gethins-hostelry-by-a-murray-smith/
Compelling characters, a taut storyline and a richly realised new world. Unreservedly recommended. Read it - and I dare you not to Flinch.
I am a university lecturer. I teach, and write about, the politics of sport, literature and popular culture, and about the history of resistance to racism and empire. Gethin's Hostelry is my first novel, although I have written a number of academic books, and have had poems published in Wasafiri and by the Ragged Raven Press.