Tarnished City - The Dark Gifts Trilogy (Paperback)Vic James (author)
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From the bestselling author of Sanctuary comes a thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart. Tarnished City is the second title in Vic James's electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Gilded Cage.
A corrupted city
A dark dream of power
Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn't commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.
New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything - and everyone - they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country's darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 29 mm
A dazzling addition to the growing genre of alternative historical fiction, James's first novel has the added bonus of compelling page-turnability -- Daily Mail on Gilded Cage
I really enjoyed this. It was a fast-paced, entertaining story, in a world that left me wanting to find out more. I will definitely be getting the next book when it comes out -- Genevieve Cogman on Gilded Cage
A dark and intriguing vision of an alternate, magic-drenched Britain, Gilded Cage kept me up way into the night -- Aliette de Bodard on Gilded Cage
Brisk plotting, sympathetic characters and plenty of intrigue will keep readers on the edges of their seats, eager for the next book in a very promising series -- Publishers Weekly on Gilded Cage
Fans will appreciate the multifaceted complexity of James's world and its lively, determined characters * Publishers Weekly *
A deft dark mirror . . . gripping from start to finish * Speculative Herald *
This book has an urgency running throughout which makes it hard to put down * Fantasy Book Review *
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