Richly written, vivid, clever: Soviet Russia as dark alt-reality phantasmagoria.
The tender green soul of Russian history set free for uncanny battle with its grey, gunmetal carapace.
Like vintage Mieville or Vandermeer, but with all the violent narrative thriller drive of Fleming at his edgiest. I fell into WOLFHOUND CENTURY and devoured it in three days flat. Peter Higgins is a great discovery, a gifted writer with a route map to some fascinating new dark corners of the imagination, and a fine addition to the contemporary fantasy canon.
I absolutely loved WOLFHOUND CENTURY. Higgins's world is a truly original creation, Russian cosmism and Slavic mythology filtered through steampunk and le Carre. What really captured me was his beautiful style and language: his metaphors and associations flow smoothly like the waters of the Mir, and, like Lom without his angel stone, make you see the world in a new way.
An amazing, fast-paced story in a fantasy world poised dangerously on the edge of quantum probability, a world where angels war with reality.
Peter F Hamilton
And coming March 2014 ...
the sequel to Wolfhound Century ...
truth and fear
Banner Image: From Air Man Space (1912) by Lyubov Popova