Vegas Knights / Matt Forbeck

“Vegas Knights is a smart, slick, noir fantasy. If Elmore Leonard had written Harry Potter for grown-ups, it would read something like this.”

– William King

Harry Potter meets Ocean’s Eleven.

When two college freshmen decide to use Spring Break making magic on the gambling tables of Las Vegas, little do they imagine that Vegas harbours a dark magical secret of its own… And as they say, what happens in Vegas stays in vegas – alive or dead.

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Urban Fantasy [ The Mob & Magic | Ancient Secrets | Zombie Wizardry | Bet Your Life ]

More praise for Matt’s other Angry Robot book, Amortals!

Amortals (to paraphrase another sci-fi writer who, in my opinion, has nothing on Matt Forbeck) blew down the walls of my imagination. It then stepped over the smoking rubble, seized me by the throat and kicked my ass. Was this your first novel, you bastard? Holy crap!”

- Billy Campbell, star of The 4400

“In Amortals, Matt Forbeck does what all great science fiction authors do: weave thought-provoking concepts through a cracking good story. The morality of immortality is a fascinating idea with which Matt Forbeck deals deftly. If you are looking for a great story with action, politics, great characters and an eye toward what might well be our future, Matt Forbeck’s Amortals is not to be missed!”

- Mike Stackpole

“It kicks like a mule & whispers sweet nothings in your ear like Mike Tyson in a boxing match.”

- Ben Templesmith

“An exceptionally enjoyable book. Magpie Diarist would say it’s more Tim Powers’ Last Call meets 21 than Harry Potter meets Ocean’s Eleven– not that much teaching going on and the stealing doesn’t go too well – but the novel is not haunted by its predecessors. It has its own voice and Forbeck puts his own stamp on the narrative.”

- Magpie Diaries

“With Amortals, Matt’s whipped up an action-packed thrill-ride with the occasional sucker punch to the brain you won’t see coming.”

- Monte Cook

“Amortals fuses cutting-edge technothrillers with old-school action and storytelling. Matt Forbeck tells a wickedly cool, scarily plausible story that hits the ground running and then picks up speed.”

- Richard Dansky

“A near-future detective story that asks a fundamental question: what is it to be human when you never really die? A taut existential action thriller and a must read!”

– Jack Emmert, head of Cryptic Studios

“With Amortals, Matt Forbeck takes the hard-boiled detective story and the SF genre and forges a fascinating, gritty saga like none other!”

- -Richard Knaak

“It’s gripping, exciting, imaginative… It would could make a great film, but it’s a great book anyway so read it, whether you like scifi or not!”

- Writing and Reading

“I keep wanting to use that old slogan “Tight, taut and terrific” about Amortals, which is accurate, but oh, so wrong. There’s not a wasted word. There’s not an idea that doesn’t make sense. I meant to start it tonight and finish other work, then finish it tomorrow, but it’s a read-at-one-sitting book so I’ve rescheduled some other things… I love the opening. Just enough information – just enough fear… Easy to read. Easy to understand. Easy to get hooked. Very nicely done. As is the rest of the book.”

- Gillian Polack

“Forbeck has created a rather winning ‘system’ of magic and how it affects the real world. I was drawn in by the vivid descriptions of the glitz and glamour of the city but the author also takes time to expose the dark, magical underbelly of Las Vegas.”

- The Fringe Magazine

“The story itself delivers rock solid entertainment with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing up to the last page.”

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