The Doorkeepers by Graham Masterton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review: THE DOORKEEPERS by Graham Masterton
I always expect super stories from this accomplished author, and I am always satisfied. But THE DOORKEEPERS is especially exceptional. In that wonderfully arcane London urban fantasy category that so capably encapsulates Paul Cornell's LONDON FALLING and THE SEVERED STREETS; Christopher Fowler' s RUNE and ROOFWORLD; Neil Gaiman' s NEVERWHERE; and Michael Moorcock' s MOTHER LONDON, Mr. Masterton, a most excellent tour guide of the outre, shows us London in parallel, where history is different and although without world wars, evil readily abides, both individual and communal. A 17th century Mother Goose rhyme points the way. Some venture in accidentally; others are summoned, often for nefarious reasons. Many don't survive. Some prosper. Only the reader consistently benefits.
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