City of Dreams & Nightmare
By Ian Whates
(Angry Robot, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780857660497, 427pp.)
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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"City of Dreams & Nightmare "is the first in a series of novels set in one of the most extraordinary fantasy settings since Gormenghast - the ancient vertical cityof Thaiburley. From its towering palatial heights to the dregs whodwell inThe City Below, thisis a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, and demons are said to dwell in the Upper Heights...
Having witnessed a murder in a part of the city he should never have been in, street thief Tom has to run for his life. Down through the vast city he is pursued by sky-borne assassins, sinister Kite Guards, and agents of a darker force intent on destabilising the whole city. Accused of the crime, he must use all of his knowledge of this ancient city to flee a certain death; his only ally is Kat, a renegade like him, but she has secrets of her own...
File Under: Fantasy Towering City - Ancient Secrets - Murder Most Foul - Kite Guard ]