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Fiction in brief: Wonders Will Never Cease by Robert Irwin

"Robert Irwin’s latest novel has much in common with Game of Thrones."

By Ian Irvine   January 2017

00000313_pWonders Will Never Cease by Robert Irwin (Dedalus, £9.99)

Robert Irwin’s latest novel has much in common with Game of Thrones. Both are based on the gory struggle of the Wars of the Roses, both inject large amounts of magic and the occult into their narratives, and both are hugely enjoyable, fast-moving and filled with dark humour. Though Irwin uses the actual events of York versus Lancaster in 15th-century England, he is happy to change things to make a better story—and how stories are created, recycled, embellished and interact with reality is at…

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