I loved Hugh Paxton's first novel Homunculus, so I was looking forward to reading Jimmy and the Djinn. This is a very different book to Homunculus, but it has the same type of brilliant imagery, humor, and lively action that I've come to expect from this author.
I also appreciate the research that went into this book. It was refreshing to read a book about medieval knights that depicts them the way they really were, instead of romanticizing them. Even the food is a good representation of medieval food, and it was little touches like this that really set the scene for me and helped show the difference between Monkshall and the outside world. The effect is gratifyingly spooky.
If you're looking for entertaining fantasy and you want something a bit different, Jimmy and the Djinn is an excellent choice.
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- File size : 1206 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 255 pages
- Publisher : The WebCat; 1st edition (Feb. 26 2013)
- ASIN : B00BMAC5KK
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,209,766 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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