The Courts of the Feyre

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 301 ratings

Sixty-One Nails Summary

There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery. His love of fantasy & SF started in the '70s with C. S. Lewis, Robert Heinlein, and Isaac Asimov and continued through Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin, and Barbara Hambly. More recent influences include Mike Carey, Phil Rickman, Neil Gaiman, and Robert Crais, among many others. He has studied martial arts for many years, mainly aikido and archery. Friends have sometimes remarked that his pastimes always seem to involve something sharp or pointy.

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  • Book 1

    • Sixty-One Nails

    • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 1
    • By: Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 16 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 114

    There is a secret war growing beneath the streets of London. The immense Sixty-One Nails follows Niall Petersen, from a suspected heart attack on the London Underground, into the hidden world of the Feyre, an uncanny place of legend that lurks just beyond the surface of everyday life. The ancient peoples are at war - but is Niall really the one who can wield the dark magic of the Untainted, and save them all?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing and original

    • By W. Taylor on 30-11-14

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 2

    • The Road to Bedlam

    • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 2
    • By: Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 63

    The sequel to Sixty-One Nails. "There's been an accident. It's your daughter." But Alex isn't dead. She's been snatched because she came into her magical power early. Her father, Niall Petersen, must use his own wayward magic to track her down and save her from the madness of Bedlam. Mike Shevdon lives in Bedfordshire, England, with his wife and son, where he pursues the various masteries of weapons, technology, and cookery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd started a little slow

    • By George on 14-08-16

    Regular price: £14.99

  • Book 3

    • Strangeness and Charm

    • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 3
    • By: Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    Alex has been saved from the fate that awaited her in Bedlam, but in freeing her, Niall has released others of their kind into the population. Now, as Warder, he must find them and persuade them to swap their new-found liberty for security in the courts - but is the price of sanctuary to swap one cage for another?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Strangely charming

    • By Antony on 02-03-15

    Regular price: £18.99

  • Book 4

    • The Eighth Court

    • The Courts of the Feyre, Book 4
    • By: Mike Shevdon
    • Narrated by: Nigel Carrington
    • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    The Eighth Court has been established, but petty rivalries and old disputes threaten its stability. The mongrels that make up the court are not helping, and Blackbird enlists the help of the warders to keep the peace. Has Blackbird bitten off more than she can chew, and can the uneasy peace between the courts continue under such tension and rivalry?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrating whimper of an ending to the series

    • By Antony on 08-03-15

    Regular price: £18.99