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.
“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