Tom Pollock’s debut novel The City’s Son publishes in the U.K. on Aug. 2 and in the U.S. on Sept. 18. And I already know it’s going to be brilliant and, likely, huge. The early reviews on the book are fantastic and Stacia Kane confirmed it is worthy of fangirl status.
You want to be one of the first people to fall for this layered YA novel? Tom has donated a signed U.K. copy of The City’s Son. (You may have to wait a couple weeks for him to receive his author copies.) The official blurb follows… along with bidding details.
Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets.
When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London’s ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St Paul’s Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love.
The City’s Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can’t always tell which is which.
Donated by: Tom Pollock
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