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Apr 06, 2021 | ISBN 9781789094817

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“Fresh, fast-paced and wholly immersive. Love it!”
Joanne Harris

“Astonishing. Riveting. Powerful mythic fiction.” – Ellen Kushner, author of Swordspoint

“Birds of Paradise sits in a place between Plato and John Wick, a place which frankly I didn’t know existed. And it is profoundly human too: whoever has ever known loss will resonate with it.” – Francesco Dimitri, author of The Book of Hidden Things

“A beautifully written novel.” – R. J. Barker, author of Age of Assassins

“Told with style and subtlety. A beautiful, thoughtful read.” – Aliya Whiteley, author of The Beauty and The Loosening Skin

“A swooping, poetic novel that meditates on ecology and human’s responsibility to our home” –

“Meditative and elegant … combines a high-flying adventure plot with the pacing and poetic flourishes of magical realism. … Readers of Neil Gaiman and China Miéville will enjoy this lyrical, ecologically minded adventure.” – Publishers Weekly

“A true masterpiece to rival—perhaps to even surpass—Gaiman’s work. 5*” – Spoiler Rotten Reviews

“A beautifully lyrical book, with a perfect final line.” – Girl Who Reads

“A poignant and heartwarming story about friendship and loyalty, beautifully written.” – Books, Bones and Buffy

“A bold fable rooted deep in religious mythology that holds up a mirror to modern society for all our good and evil, touching on climate change and inclusion… all wrapped up in a beautiful, sad parable for the ages.” – The Frumious Consortium

“A story like no other…[that] will stay with you long after reading it.” – Book Referees


‘I was thrilled by Oliver Langmead’s Dark Star. A sci-fi noir detective story told in verse (think Blade Runner meets Dante’s Inferno), it’s one of the most original novels I’ve read in ages.’
– Sarah Waters, Guardian Best Books of 2015

“A deep and often beautiful foray into the nature of dreaming, with imaginative overtones of Gaiman and Borges.”
— Lucy Hounsom, author of The Worldmaker trilogy 

“Dark Star does something that is both obvious and audacious: recycles an ancient narrative form to lend grandeur and gravitas to a gripping space fantasy. A saga for the galactic age.”
– Stephanie Saulter, author of the ®Evolution trilogy

“Easily one of the most unusual novels of the year, Dark Star deserves more attention.”
– Barnes & Noble

“Metronome is a remarkable novel, a crafty and brilliant interweaving of the real and the imaginary, the sleeping and the waking, the dark and the light. Oliver Langmead’s previous book Dark Star made a very strong impression but this follow-up is even better.”
– Starburst

“Metronome is an engaging high concept fantasy, incredibly readable and beautifully written.”
– Fantasy Faction

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