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"Brilliant, original with unexpected twists and turns. Underpinned by a starring role for animals and birds against totalitarianism and inhumanity. Read it!"
"A truly original story".
"Such a brilliant idea for a novel! I loved the characters in this book and the interactions between them. I'd like to know what happens next to Marek and Raven. A truly original story which mixes politics, fantasy and wonderful descriptions of the natural world." Rebecca
"A page turning thriller from beginning to end, which took me on fantastical journey. I rooted for the protagonists and frowned at the bad guys. A brilliant tragic comedy set in a scary alternative reality." Abi
"This fast paced, captivating book grabbed me by the collar and wouldn't let me put it down! The characters are enchanting and so well described that you feel like you know them and the dark and imaginative plot made it an enjoyable read from start to finish. Tim Cowen's beautiful attention to detail makes me want to read more of his writing." Katherine
"A rollicking good read"
"A rollicking good read - hard to put down and full of action and intrigue. I loved the animal characters especially the sensitive 'Raven' who is in fact a starling - her insight and loneliness as she is separated from her flock is brilliantly portrayed. Tim makes this fantastical world totally believable (worryingly so).
There is a lot to think about it and to keep thinking about even after the novel is finished - we need a sequel! " Vicki
"Engaging and hilarious."
"This is an engaging and hilarious tale full of detail and pathos. As my daughter said it is a great example of animal/political writing which is her favourite genre. The characters jump out of the page and carry the story along like a bouncing winding river. I would highly recommend." Priya
"From the very beginning, clever writing techniques embrace you in a web of intrigue. There's tragedy, there's romance, there's humour. It's all here. Helped along by sympathetic characters at its core. Highly recommended." Steven
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