Happy Friday! If you haven’t explored the City of 100 Rows, now is an excellent time. The first in Ian Whates’ amazing fantasy series, City of Dreams & Nightmare is the new Gormenghast – “brilliantly executed novel, perfectly paced, beautifully described and a true joy to read.” (ScienceFictionandFantasy.co.uk)
They call it the City of a Hundred Rows.
The ancient city of Thaiburley is a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, where the poor live in the City Below 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, Tom, a lowly street-nick, has to run for his life through the City Below, Thaiburley’s unsavoury basement world. Accused of committing the murder himself, he is pursued by sky-borne assassins, Kite Guards, and agents of a darker force intent on destabilising the whole city. His only ally is Kat, a renegade like him, but she proves to have secrets of her own…
Check into the first two chapters below:
And now move in for real: