When Tom Holt's on form, the world seems a much cheerier place' SFX
Once upon a time (or last Thursday, as it's known in this matrix) everything was fine: Humpty Dumpty sat on his wall, Jack and Jill went about their lawful business, the Big Bad Wolf did what big bad wolves do, and the wicked queen plotted murder most foul.But the humans hacked cried havoc, shut down the wicked queen's system (mirrors 3.1) and corrupted her database - and suddenly everything was not fine at all. But at least we know that they'll all live happily ever after. Don't we Computers and fairy tales collide to hilarious effect in the latest sparkling cocktail of mayhem, wit and wonder from the master of comic fantasy.More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Uniquely twisted ... cracking gags - Rob Grant, THE GUARDIAN
Frantically wacky and wilfully confusing ... gratifyingly clever and very amusing - MAIL ON SUNDAY
Frothy, fast and funny - SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
Dazzling - TIME OUT
Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines. These interests led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. He lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife and daughter.