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The Ballad of Perilous Graves

Compton Crook Award, 2023

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780356519241

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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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Reviews

His lyrical prose dances to a rhythm all its own
Stina Leicht
A slice of delightfully disorientating and whimsical magic
CultureFly
The two worlds of this gripping and inventive fantasy are so vividly depicted that reading it is a bit like taking a fabulous city break
GUARDIAN
The Ballad of Perilous Graves is not only an engrossing adventure but a potent homage to the beating heart of one of the world's most magical cities
Ladee Hubbard
Alex Jennings writes with an energy and a profusion of imagination and vividness that carries you off. Brilliant!
Katherine Addison
A hallucinatory wonder of a debut'
Walter Mosley
Jennings weaves a brilliant tapestry . . . The Ballad of Perilous Graves is a remarkable debut
BOOKLIST
Scary, sweet, lyrical, and real
Poppy Z. Brite
I ached to live in their world. A stunning debut that is sure to become a classic
Elizabeth Hand
An enchanting, energetic, wild ride of a story set to a staccato melody. The electric prose leaps off the page in a riot of colours and sounds
Leslye Penelope
Hugely infectious fun
SFX
A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight. A profoundly gorgeous debut
Christina Henry
Wild, witty, and profound. . . a cosmic storm of talent
Victor LaValle
An unforgettable story
Rion Amilcar Scott
A wild, dark and joyful love song to New Orleans, the power of stories, and hope in the face of destruction
H. G. Parry
A beautiful song full of magic and rhythm, darkness and delight. A profoundly gorgeous debut
Christina Henry