Matthew Hughes

Synopsis of Majestrum

The beginning of a thrilling new trilogy set in Hughes' Archonate universe, revolving around the character Henghis Hapthorn, a Sherlock Holmes-type who investigates mysteries in a world turning from science back to magic.

Reviews of Majestrum


...the meringue atop the lemon filling, not the whole pie. -- Paul Di Filippo,

A bit Arthur Conan Doyle, a bit Jack Vance, this account of Henghis' escapades has the lasting appeal of one of P.G. Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster Books. -- Nisi Shawl, The Seattle Times

This is a novel that's got it all: thrilling adventure, captivating mystery, and a setting so vivid and original it just might give you sense of wonder overload. -- John Joseph Adams, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show