Teaser Tuesday – 9th February 2016


This is weekly meme, set upTeaserTuesdays-ADailyRhythm3-300x203 by Jenn over at A Daily Rhythm.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The City’s Son – Book 1 of the Skyscraper Throne by Tom Pollock
P. 3 The sun sits low over Battersea, its rays streaking the brickwork like warpaint as I pad through the railway tunnels. My prey can’t be far ahead now: there’s a bitter, burnt stench in the air, and every few yeards I find another chared bundle that used to be a rat.

thecity'ssonBLURB: Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spririts 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.

As you can see, I’ve only just started reading this one, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and am looking forward to getting stuck in!

21 responses »

  1. Yes, I’m really looking forward to getting into it – I saw him speak at Fantasycon a couple of years ago about scene setting and landscape and he was excellent. It’s taken me this long to get around to getting hold of his book!

    • Thank you for dropping by:). I’m quite excited about it and am really looking forward to reading it. So far, 2016 has been an AWESOME reading year – so many superb books. And I LOVE the sound of ‘Promise of Blood’ – and am definitely adding that to my tbr list.

      • There seem to be a lot of amazing books coming out this year! I’m sure it’s going to be a fantastic year all round. And if you’re a grimdark fan then I’m sure Promise of Blood will go down well – I can’t quite believe how good it is!

  2. I’ve only just started it – but this is a book that I received for Christmas after dropping heavy hints about how much I wanted to read it:). I really like the premise and saw Tom speak at Fantasycon a couple of years ago and was very impressed. He’s clearly a thoughtful and intelligent person, who also came across as a genuinely nice bloke. I’ve swung by and read the blurb and teaser for ‘The Giver’ and I’m hooked! It’s right up my street and I shall be tracking it down…

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