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Judas the Hero (Paperback, 2019, Nielsen UK) 4 stars

Review of 'Judas the Hero' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

Many times when you read an independent author, you are resigned to deal with bad writing, poor plots with holes large enough to put an Airbus through, and dialog that could be used to frame out a new extension on your house.

Imagine how surprised I was then to find none of that in this book by Martin Davey. Billed as being in the same vein as Rivers of London or Dresden Files, it reminded me of Carey's Felix Castor or Green's Nightside series more. The writing is on par with an A-list author. I'm genuinely confused as to why a man that can write this good isn't more well known. 

The series protagonist, the infamous Judas Iscariot, comes across as a well thought out living character as opposed to the bag of tropes that I was prepared to find.

I am planning on upsetting my reading list to squeeze …