Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later.It is a time of wars and... show more
Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later.It is a time of wars and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming city to the brink. A mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places.In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope.In the blood and violence of New Crobuzon’s most dangerous hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the iron council. . . .The bold originality that broke Miéville out as a new force of the genre is here once more in Iron Council: the voluminous, lyrical novel that is destined to seal his reputation as perhaps the edgiest mythmaker of the day.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: July 26th 2005
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
Series: New Crobuzon (#3)
This is the third and apparently final book in the New Crobuzon series. I’ve now read three books by China Miéville, more or less in a row, and I’ve consistently found the following things to be true:1. They were hard to get into at first. On the first book, I got hooked on the story at around the...
Seemingly April is the Month of Disappointing Sequels. Iron Council is the third in Mieville's Bas-Lag sequence (I hesitate to call it a series, because although I think you have to read each book to get the full effect of the next one, it doesn't follow the same characters or even the same arc, r...
I love the first two Bas-Lag books but it took me ages to get around to this third volume due to the relatively high number of less than enthusiastic reviews on Goodreads and elsewhere. Yes, I can be swayed by reviews if the consensus opinion leans towards the negative. At the end of the day though ...
While I didn't necessarily hate it, this was definitely my least favorite book out of all the books in this trilogy. Time to take a break from Mieville for awhile.
I loved Perdido Street Station and The Scar so i was highly anticipating a return to Bas Lag but i didnt expect to find New Crobuzon like this, oppression and revolution is all around, war going on with The Tesh, whilst outside the city an expedition is taking place to find the legendary Iron Counci...