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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 07/01/2021
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Welcome to a world where every desire is visible, rising from the body as a plume of Smoke. A world where bodies speak to one another and infect each other with desire, anger, greed. It is 1909 and this world stands on a precipice - some celebrate this constant whisper of skin to skin, and some seek to silence it forever.

Enter Eleanor, a young woman with a strange power over Smoke and niece of the Lord Protector of England. Running from her uncle and home, she finds shelter in a New York theatre troupe.

Then Nil, a thief hiding behind a self-effacing name. He's an orphan snatched from a jungle-home and suspects that a clue to his origins may lie hidden in the vaults of the mighty, newly-risen East India Company.

And finally Thomas, one of the three people to release Smoke into the world. On a clandestine mission to India, he hopes to uncover the origins of Smoke and lay to rest his doubts about what he helped to unleash.

In a story that crosses continents - from India to England's Minetowns - these three seek to control the power of Smoke. As their destinies entwine, a cataclysmic confrontation looms: the Smoke will either bind them together or forever rend the world.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474600965
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 40 mm


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Daringly conceived and brilliantly executed, Soot is the follow-up to Smoke and just as gripping - an immersive epic with a high-gothic tang, imperial reach and filigree steampunk detailing. * DAILY MAIL *

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