City of Dreams & Nightmare

City of Dreams & Nightmare

By Ian Whates

Angry Robot, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780857660497, 427pp.

Publication Date: October 26, 2010

"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 ]

Praise For City of Dreams & Nightmare

"Adventures in a nightmare citadel - a story that hits the ground running and doesn't let up." - Liz Williams

"Born story-teller Ian Whates takes us on a gripping, terrifying trip-of-a-lifetime, through the heights and depths of the exotically grim city of Thaiburley, in this excellent fantasy thriller." - Tanith Lee

"[It] grabs you pretty much from the first page... Highly recommended." - Fantasy Book Critic

"City of Dreams & Nightmare is a brilliantly executed novel, perfectly paced, beautifully described and a true joy to read." -

"I have had The City of Dreams and Nightmare on my TBR pile since the date of release and now wish I had read it sooner, for I denied myself the pleasure of a thoroughly good book!" - Temple Library Reviews 

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