Down Station - Down (Paperback)Simon Morden (author)
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Award-winning author Simon Morden joins Gollancz with a stunning SF quest across a vast world that mirrors every London ever built.
Instead of fire, there was water.
A wave slapped through the open doorway, and a gust of wind blew into the smoke-filled corridor, dragging a spiral of soot outwards and away.
MARY. One slip away from prison, fighting to build herself a future from nothing.
DALIP. The gentle son of a warrior tradition. A young man who must fight for independence from his family.
STANISLAV. A fierce and capable man carrying the wounds of a brutal war.
They left London in flames for a place where everything was different. A place that can uncover your secrets.
A place haunted by a man called Crows . . .
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 294 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 23 mm
Down Station is a fun and interesting read which I zipped through in no time at all! * Books By Proxy *
The world is an interesting and well realised one. The central characters are believable and feel entirely human (though I would like to see more of the supporting cast in the sequel). The plot rattles along nicely, and kept me enthralled to the last page * Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews *
Once again Simon Morden takes the fantasy genre and moulds it wonderfully...What makes Down Station so great is the immaculate pacing and the way character shapes fate for each of the well-drawn main characters * The Sun *
It's the character's experiences that make this a fresh take on the "cut off from civilisation" subgenre...we're drawn in by their responses to this world * SFX *
there are horrors that surprise as well as moments of wonder. The story is patient, and every sequence is both a physical battle and philosophical teaching that merge with well-placed hooks * Sci-Fi Now *
amazingly original mindblowing ideas that completely rewrote and reconfigured a familiar London into something much more sinister and post-apocalyptic. * The Digital Fix *
This is an interesting read with a great new world to immerse yourself in, it is fantastical and thrilling, a great book to add to your fantasy/sci-fi shelf. * Red Heather Duff Blogspot *
Down Station is one of the most intriguing novels I've read in a fair while and I doubt I'll forget it. * For Winter's Nights *
an engaging story * The Daily Mail *
an exiting adventure, full of fine writing * Morning Star *
This is a story about finding acceptance within yourself so that you can locate the strength to become who you need to be. Morden has written a book full of mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered. * Fantasy Book Review *
The story is patient, and every sequence is both a physical battle and philosophical teaching that merge with well-paced hooks. * Sci-Fi Now *
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