Retromancer: Book 9 of the Brentford Trilogy

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Orion, Dec 17, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages
11 Reviews

There is big and evil magic abroad upon the face of the Earth. History has been changed. The Germans have won WWII. America is a nuclear wasteland. And worst of all, the breakfast menu at The Wife's Legs Caf in Brentford is serving Bratwurst rather than the proper big boys' British banger. Something is Not Right. And when the world's all wrong and it needs setting right, who're you gonna call?

Hugo Rune, that's who. A man who offers the world his genius, and asks only, in return, that the world cover his expenses.

And so, with the aid of his faithful acolyte and companion Rizla, the guru's guru, also known as the hokus bloke, the Lad Himself and the Retromancer*, sets out to rewrite history the way it should be. Together they return to war-torn London, to solve the twelve cosmic conundra based on Hugo Rune's personal tarot deck, each one leading them closer to a final terrifying confrontation.

They must match their wits against beautiful spies, advanced alien technology, killer robots and death rays, do battle with an ancient god, and come face to face once more with Hugo Rune's arch-enemy, the sinister Count Otto Black, all the while finding time to drink ale, talk the toot and dine out in some of London's swankiest eateries. Without ever paying the bill.

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Review: Retromancer (Brentford #9)

User Review  - Boo Ac - Goodreads

I have the ARC of this. This is a great book, fun, amusing and also very entertaining. it doesn't feel plot light and dull nor does it feel bog downed it revels in its weirdness and you should too. For Fans of: time travel, amusing puns, good stories What Next: The Rivers of London Series Read full review

Review: Retromancer (Brentford #9)

User Review  - Will - Goodreads

My summary of this huge multi-cycle is "Douglas Adams on drugs". Hugo Rune is back to drag Jim/Rizla through more gonzo secret history, which has to be put back on track. And still in "BOLESKINE tweeds", aha. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Robert Rankin is an unrepentant Luddite who writes his bestselling novels by hand in exercise books. He is the author of THE HOLLOW CHOCOLATE BUNNIES OF THE APOCALYPSE, THE BRENTFORD TRILOGY (5 books) and many more. He lives with his wife in Brighton.

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