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Majestrum (Henghis Hapthorn Series #1)
     

Majestrum (Henghis Hapthorn Series #1)

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by Matthew Hughes
 

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The beginning of a thrilling new trilogy set in Hughes' Archonate universe, revolving around the character Henghis Hapthorn, a Sherlock Holmes-type who investigates mysteries in a world turning from science back to magic.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science

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The beginning of a thrilling new trilogy set in Hughes' Archonate universe, revolving around the character Henghis Hapthorn, a Sherlock Holmes-type who investigates mysteries in a world turning from science back to magic.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

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Publishers Weekly
This start to a promising new far-future series (after 2005's The Gist Hunter) introduces Henghis Hapthorn, a sleuth who combines the confident brilliance of Sherlock Holmes with the amusing voice of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster, in a fantastical mystery reminiscent of Randall Garrett's Lord Darcy novels. Hapthorn is a discriminator-what freelance detectives are called in his baroque world-who's drawn into political intrigue after receiving an apparently simple commission to vet a young man with designs on an aristocrat's daughter. An odd duo aids Hapthorn on his quest: his integrator, an artificial intelligence that has somehow become a furry frugivorous animal that perches on his shoulder, and Hapthorn's alternate personality, which split off during an earlier "transdimensional" voyage and operates according to intuition rather than analysis. Hughes's successful blend of magic, the supernatural and high-tech with Sherlockian deductions (and cryptic observations straight out of Doyle's canon) suggests a long life for Hapthorn. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597800617
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
11/08/2006
Series:
Henghis Hapthorn Series , #1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Majestrum 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable hybrid of mystery, sci fi, fantasy, and regency era-ish expression!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Imaginative, entertaining, thought provoking--the perfect trifecta of specfic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The writing is a bit too elaborate. Somewhat similar to Jack Vance, but here the author maintaints the same degree of floweriness throughout.