“Waiting On” Wednesday: The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

“Waiting On” Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

The City’s Son
by Tom Pollock
Publication: September 8, 2012 from Flux Books

Running from her traitorous best friend and her estranged father, graffiti artist Beth Bradley is looking for sanctuary. What she finds is Urchin, the ragged and cocky crown prince of London’s mystical underworld. Urchin opens Beth’s eyes to the city she’s never truly seen-where vast spiders crawl telephone wires seeking voices to steal, railwraiths escape their tethers, and statues conceal an ancient priesthood robed in bronze.

But it all teeters on the brink of destruction. Amid rumors that Urchin’s goddess mother will soon return from her 15-year exile, Reach, a malign god of urban decay, wants the young prince dead. Helping Urchin raise an alleyway army to reclaim his skyscraper throne, Beth soon forgets her old life. But when her best friend is captured, Beth must choose between this wondrous existence and the life she left behind.

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3 thoughts on ““Waiting On” Wednesday: The City’s Son by Tom Pollock

  1. This book? Sounds totally awesome. Like a mash-up of the Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere, Kate Griffin’s A Madness of Angels, and something out of China Mieville’s imagination. Great pick.

    If you’d like, you can check out my WoW here.

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