In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
This debut urban fantasy novel from Luke Arnold follows Fetch Phillips, an ex-army human turned private investigator living in a city predominately populated by non-human creatures. Trying to find redemption for his past deeds in the human army, Fetch finds himself hired to locate a vampire who has inexplicably disappeared. While on the case Fetch stumbles across a much bigger conspiracy at play. It took me a couple of chapters to get my head around the world building in this novel, however, the further into the book I got, the more I found myself swept up in the story and enjoying it immensely. The back history to the world, and the creation stories of all the different magical creatures, was fascinating and added an additional layer of interest outside the central plot of the novel. This book has the feel of a cross between Rivers of London and a hardboiled detective/crime fiction novel in the vein of Raymond Chandler. If you enjoy the work of Ben Aaronovitch, then this book is definitely worth checking out.