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The Thirty-one Kings

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Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (10 December 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1643132679
  • ISBN-13: 978-1643132679
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 21 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 503 g
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A little bit of James Bond, a smattering of Indiana Jones, and perhaps even a bit of Buckaroo Bonzai--clever, well-plotted, and big fun.

The plot whips along, embellished by dogfights, perilous car journeys, personal vendettas, and plenty of derring-do--plus a whiff of enjoyable parody to lend an edge. I was beguiled.

This fast-moving tale will delight Buchan fans. Gripping and fun; it will encourage devotees to return to Buchan and newcomers to seek him out.

Harris does a fine job integrating characters from Buchan's works, imagining the way they might have aged and grown. The plotline is as one would imagine the next Hannay story might have been, had Buchan written it. Harris knows his history, and he knows his Buchan. This is a fine, fast, exciting read. Recommended.

A loving tribute to Buchan and thoroughly good fun.--Allan Massie

About the Author

Robert J. Harris has written numerous books with HarperCollins, including Leonardo and the Death Machine, Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire, and, most recently, The Gravedigger's Club, first in a new series of mysteries starring a young Arthur Conan Doyle. Robert is also the designer of the bestselling fantasy board game Talisman. He lives in St. Andrews, Scotland.

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1.0 out of 5 starsThirty-One Disappointments
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2.0 out of 5 starsDull
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5.0 out of 5 starsA Great Read!
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4.0 out of 5 starsRichard Hannay on the loose.
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2.0 out of 5 starsDid not live up to expectations
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