One foot in the Fade by Luke Arnold- book review

Great urban fantasy. Read my review of One Foot in The Fade by Luke Arnold, in the Fetch Phillips Series.

Genre: Urban Fantsay

Series: Fetch Phillips Achives ( read my series review here)

Source: My own

In a city that lost its magic, an angel falls in a downtown street. His wings are feathered, whole—undeniably magical—the man clearly flew, because he left one hell of a mess when he plummeted into the sidewalk.
But what sent him up? What brought him down? And will the answers help Fetch bring the magic back for good?
Working alongside necromancers, genies, and shadowy secret societies, through the wildest forests and dingiest dive bars, this case will leave its mark on Fetch’s body, his soul, and the fate of the world.


The Fetch Phillips series is one of my favourite urban fantasy series- Fetch is not just a human in a society full of magical creatures who can’t use their magic or be magical -Fetch is one of the reasons why the magic has gone. But he is trying to bring magic back one bumbling step at a time and he hopes helping a genie with one foot in the fade can actually do it this time.

Fetch continues as the first-person narrator and he still remains funny, cynical and somehow optimistic at the same. He seems to have a few more friends and allies to help him in his adventure- a witch, a wereperson or two, a perhaps an association trying to help him.

The book is fast-paced with plenty of action and humour, the world-building continues to be detailed and we move out of Sunder City and see more of Archellos.

While it can be helpful to read the first two books in the series but it isn’t essential, the important parts of the backstory are seamlessly added to the story without it feeling like an infodump.

Again, I feel the need to point out that Luke Arnold plays a pirate in my favourite show Black Sails and just have a visual image of Fetch dressing a bit like a pirate!

Perfect for Fans of

Rivers of London and The Dresden Files


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