Praise for his adult novels: 'Wonderfully well-written.'
A modern fairy story ... Buxton is possibly the best of the new supernatural writers.
'More than just a historical novel ... It succeeds in being a novel set in the past. This is achieved by Buxton's confident control over the many subtle strokes which make up his layered narrative, and by his adroit handling of the story.'
'One of the best new riffs on Arthurian legend... the grittiest as well as one of the most exciting new renditions of the myth.'
'Wholly compelling and very funny.'
'The story of King Arthur is ingeniously reworked in JP Buxton's I am the Blade... This stirring account stops before the disintegration of the Round Table: its sequel next year should be well worth waiting for.'
'I Am The Blade is a thrilling adventure that captures your attention and won't let go.'
'With intelligent prose, interesting references, high adventure and a love story, this should prove to be a popular and rewarding read.'
There are typescripts...that send a tingle up my spine, that trap me in their world, hanging around in my mind long after, setting a kind of benchmark of writing...I am the Blade is one of these. Wholly original...full of richness
This new and original take on the old enchanting story
One of the best new Arthurian adventures I've read for a long time. A terrific breakneck tale
A dense and complex tale with many strong elements. With intelligent prose, interesting references, high adventure and a love story, this should prove to be a popular and rewarding read
A riveting version of the Arthur story...a thrilling adventure that captures your attention and won't let it go. Thoroughly recommended
[An] atmospheric mixture of adventure, humour, sophistication and nail-biting fight scenes.