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The City's Son (Skyscraper Throne (1)) Paperback – April 5, 2016

3.9 out of 5 stars 75 ratings
Book 1 of 3: Skyscraper Throne

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Editorial Reviews


"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

"An impeccably dark parable, endlessly inventive and utterly compelling"―Mike Carey, author of The Unwritten, Lucifer and X-Men

"I cannot say enough times that you need to read this book. Intelligent, true to its genre, and the most fun thing I've read this fall"―San Francisco Book Review

"Vivid, inventive and truly weird"―Daily Mail

"Gritty, dynamic, and beautiful - I can't wait for more"―Tessa Gratton, author of Blood Magic

"One of the most imaginative pieces of genre fiction I've ever read"―Fantasy-faction.com

"He nails that spot between utterly normal and blood-curdlingly weird perfectly"―Jon Courtenay Grimwood, author of the Assassini novels

"A delicious and truly urban fantasy which makes wonderful use of its setting and explores what cities really are. If you like urban fantasy, you should definitely check this book out!"―Jellyfish Reads

"There's something here for everyone; excitement, adventure, innovation and also depth of narrative, depth of world and, most important, depth of personality and emotion"―Adventures With Words

"The world building and imagination are first class"―Birmingham SF Group

About the Author

Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University creative writing program. In 2013, The Guardian named him one of the twenty best young novelists in science fiction. He lives and writes in London.

Product details

  • Grade Level : 7 - 9
  • Item Weight : 14.4 ounces
  • Paperback : 416 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1623659363
  • ISBN-10 : 1623659361
  • Product Dimensions : 5.63 x 1.13 x 8.25 inches
  • Publisher : Jo Fletcher Books; Reprint Edition (April 5, 2016)
  • Language: : English
  • Reading level : 12 - 14 years
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 75 ratings