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Bill SheehanPowers holds this complex enterprise together with wit and unflagging ingenuity…his language is consistently evocative and precise. He delivers a wonderfully detailed portrait of two very different cities: the "real" London with its slums, salons, poverty and grandeur, and an alternate London, a subterranean realm where secret, unrecorded histories take place…Finally, he has a knack for creating arcane, oddly plausible rituals that permeate the narrative. These rituals…might seem contrived or even silly to an unsympathetic reader, but they are ultimately quite effective, imposing a quasi-scientific logic on the most extravagant imaginative flights. The result of all this is entertainment of a very high order, a seductive account of love, art and supernatural terror that only Tim Powers could have written.
—The Washington Post