Words and music by Mark Brend.
Hornet Books, May 2019
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“Atmospheric” Martin Edwards – former chair of the CWA

“There is always a strong, visual, sense of place; and, hanging over all, a feeling of the uncanny and straightforwardly ‘odd’… Undercliff is Mark Brend’s first novel. It is an assured debut.” John Howard – Wormwood (no. 35)

“Mark Brend’s excellent novel … a compelling oddity …” John Clarkson – Penny Black Music

“Undercliff proves engrossing, though not necessarily for the reasons you might expect given the subject matter. If you’re looking for an ​“epic” supernatural conflict … then look elsewhere … But as a subtle, understated exploration of faith, doubt, and skepticism — with some hints of the uncanny included for good measure — Undercliff​’s modest scope works well.” Jason Morehead – Opus 

“excellent debut novel…” Gideon Coe – BBC 6Music

“…great description and a cracking plot.” Jane Corry – East Devon Resident

“It’s a gripping, moody read…” Rupert Loydell – International Times

“…rich in character and period detail…I enjoyed it enormously.” Bob Fischer – Fortean Times

“As a first novel it is certainly one that suggests Brend has further treats to be unearthed and I heartily recommend it.”
Alistair Fitchett – Unpopular Culture

Undercliff is a riveting take on cults and power with a unique touch of blurriness which adds a marvellous disturbing edge to a quest for truth.”
Meggy Roussel – Chocolate’n’Waffles

“…the descriptions of both central London and then Devon are written beautifully…”
Alex J Book Reviews

“For me what Mark Brend does perfectly with Undercliff is examine the uncertainty we can all experience.”
Laura Doherty – sawdustandspoons.com

“…a fantastic tale …”