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Stephen Hunt

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Stephen Hunt is a British writer living in London. His first fantasy novel, For the Crown and the Dragon, was published in 1994, and introduced a young officer, Taliesin, fighting for the Queen of England in a Napoleonic period alternative reality where the wars of Europe were being fought with sorcery and steampunk weapons (airships, clockwork machine guns, and steam-driven trucks called kettle-blacks). The novel won the 1994 WH Smith Award, and the book reviewer Andrew Darlington used Hunt's novel to coin the phrase Flintlock Fantasy to describe the sub-genre of fantasy set in a Regency or Napoleonic-era period.


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" One thing I would say is that the 6 books in the Jackelian universe were written for a rather sophisticated audience - they're intentionally dense, co ...more "
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A very refined work in the literary genre. Not much happens (and what does is rather linear), but it all exquisitely written. If I had friends like the central character did, I'd get new ones fairly damn fast.
In Dark Service by Stephen Hunt
"For Carter Carnehan, nothing could be more exciting in his monotonous life than fighting with landowner’s son, Duncan Landor, over a girl. Carter longs for adventures and, in the spirit of ‘be careful what you wish for’, soon gets far more action..." Read more of this review »
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"received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

fantastic plot line with some really good characters! my daughter is now reading it! "
More of Stephen's books…
“Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

“If you're not living on the edge you're taking up too much space.”
Stephen Hunt

“All I have left is my anger at the foolishness of the world. The unnecessary cruelties, the pomposity and vanity of people who should know better. Most of the time I just want to shake some sense into the world.”
Stephen Hunt, The Court of the Air

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“Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”
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Peg Brantley Thanks for your Goodreads friendship, Stephen.


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