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The City's Son - Tom Pollock
The City's Son
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"Glittering and gritty . . . Gorgeously written and brimming with bizarre urban creatures, this darkly imagined and sometimes painful tale should delight fans of Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and Holly Black." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, (starred review) Running away from her traitorous best friend and... show more
"Glittering and gritty . . . Gorgeously written and brimming with bizarre urban creatures, this darkly imagined and sometimes painful tale should delight fans of Neil Gaiman, China Miéville, and Holly Black." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, (starred review) Running away from her traitorous best friend and her distant father, teenage graffiti artist Beth Bradley is looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius, the ragged crown prince of London’s underworld—a place where glassy spiders steal voices on telephone wires, railwraiths terrorize the train tubes, and deadly scaffwolves stalk the shadows. Reach, the malign god of demolition, is on a rampage, destroying the creatures of hidden London to lay claim to the skyscraper throne. Caught up in helping Filius raise an alleyway army to battle Reach, Beth soon forgets her old life. But when the enemy claims her best friend, Beth must choose between the acceptance she finds in the streets and the life she left behind. Praise: "Imaginative, innovative, and bursting with creativity, this is a wonderfully confident debut that will have even the most critical fantasy fans clamoring for more." —FANTASY BOOK REVIEW "Here is a new urban mythology that reminds me of all the magic I've wished I could find hidden behind the scrawling graffiti of my own city. It's gritty, dynamic, and beautiful—I can't wait for more." —TESSA GRATTON, author of Blood Magic
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780738734309 (0738734306)
ASIN: 738734306
Publisher: Flux
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
Series: The Skyscraper Throne (#1)
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Burgoo
Burgoo rated it
You may be tired of magical London stories, but don't let that keep you from reading this one. It's worth it.
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
3.0 The City's Son - Tom Pollock
I have to admit, I bumped this book up my TBR list because I discovered my local library branch has the second and third books of the trilogy, which meant if I liked this one then I could finish the whole thing off quite easily and quickly. Alas, I don't think I will be carrying on with this series ...
Thoughts of a Future Librarian
Thoughts of a Future Librarian rated it
4.0 The City's Son
Plot Summary: Beth Bradley is no ordinary teenager, and she never has been. After her mother's death, her father sort of lost his grasp of reality, which means that Beth is pretty much left to do as she pleases - and what Beth loves to do is roam the streets of London with her best friend, Pen, l...
Liz Loves Books.Com.
Liz Loves Books.Com. rated it
5.0 The City's Son by Tom Pollock - Review.
Expelled from school, betrayed by her best friend and virtually ignored by her dad, who’s never recovered from the death of her mum, Beth Bradley retreats to the sanctuary of the streets, looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius Viae, the ragged and cocky crown prince of London, who opens he...
Daphne (Winged Reviews)
Daphne (Winged Reviews) rated it
5.0
Just brilliant. I'm finding it tough to say more than that, but Tom Pollock has created a city within my city filled with wonder, war and compelling characters. I also did not see any of the last 50 pages coming! Full review to come!
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