The Last Smile in Sunder City, by Luke Arnold, book cover

The Last Smile in Sunder City

In a world that's lost its magic, a former soldier turned PI solves cases for the fantasy creatures whose lives he ruined in an imaginative debut fantasy by Black Sails actor Luke Arnold.

Walk the streets of Sunder City and meet Fetch, his magical clients, and a darkly imagined world perfect for readers of Ben Aaronovitch and Jim Butcher.

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"A richly imagined world…Winningly combining the grit of Chinatown with the quirky charm of Harry Potter, this series opener is sure to have readers coming back for more.”

Publishers Weekly

"A marvelous noir voice; Arnold has captured the spirit of the genre perfectly and wrapped it around a fantasy setting with consummate skill.”

Peter McLean
Author of Priest of Bones

“This book is absolutely PHENOMENAL.
If you like complex moralities, incredible character insight, and unique worldbuilding, it’s a must-read.”

A Cat, a Book, and a Cup of Tea

“An absolutely superb piece of fantasy fiction that presents a unique and powerful story of loss, redemption and despair in fantastic new universe.”

Unseen Library

“This is a stunning debut that showcases incredible talent and imagination.”

The Nerd Daily

“This book is noir-fantasy at its finest.…I can’t recommend this one enough.”

Witty Sarcastic Book Club