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Majestrum by Matthew Hughes
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Feb 20, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: sf, fantasy, science-fantasy
Read in July, 2008

Excellent! I can honestly say that I would recommend anything written by Matt. His work is always up to his high standards, not to mention the stories are just so much fun to read. Mystery, comedy, adventure. What's not to like?

Majestrum is the opening volume of a trilogy starring Matt's Sherlock Holmesian Henghis Hapthorn, freelance discriminator. Living in the city of Olkney on Old Earth, Hapthorn gets drawn into a case that leads him to discover that magic is about to overtake science on Old Earth, as the two have cycled back and forth for ages. Hapthorn, a logical man if ever there was one, is unprepared for this and experiences some strange occurences due to the change and his resistance to it. To get into details is to spoil the story, and I think Matt can tell it much better than I can. Highly recommended for fans of Jack Vance, Sherlock Holmes, or just great SF/F. Enjoy!
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