The first in a series of novels set in one of the most extraordinary fantasy settings since Gormenghast – the vertical city of Thaiburley.
From its towering palatial heights to the dregs who dwell in The City Below, it’s an incredible creation. When Tom, a teenage street thief from the depths, ventures into the uppermost levels to impress a girl, the last thing he expects to do is witness a murder.
Accused of the crime, he must use all of his knowledge of the ancient city to flee certain death.
File under: Fantasy [ Tall City / Class Divide / Murder Witness / Assassination ]
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Book Description Angry Robot, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007345240