The Somnambulist by Jonathan Barnes

The Somnambulist

Domino Men #1

Jonathan Barnes

353 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy mystery adventurous dark mysterious medium-paced


Once the toast of good society in Victoria’s England, the extraordinary conjurer, Edward Moon, no longer commands the respect that he did in earlier times. Still, each night he returns to the stage of his theater to amaze his devoted, albeit dwind...

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dark 80%
mysterious 80%
adventurous 60%
lighthearted 20%


slow 50%
medium 33%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 40% | Plot: 40% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | Yes: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 60% | No: 40%

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