The City We Became - The Great Cities Series (Paperback)N. K. Jemisin (author)
A mesmerising novel from a giant of modern science fiction writing, The City We Became furnishes New York City with a quintet of souls before unleashing an ancient evil upon the futuristic metropolis.
Five New Yorkers must band together to defend their city in the first book of a stunning new series by Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin.
Every city has a soul. Some are as ancient as myths, and others are as new and destructive as children. New York City? She's got five.
But every city also has a dark side. A roiling, ancient evil stirs beneath the earth, threatening to destroy the city and her five protectors unless they can come together and stop it once and for all.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 34 mm
'A glorious fantasy, set in that most imaginary of cities, New York.' - Neil Gaiman
'The most celebrated science fiction and fantasy writer of her generation. . .Jemisin seems able to do just about everything.' - New York Times
'Jemisin is now a pillar of speculative fiction, breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold.' - Entertainment Weekly
'The most critically acclaimed author in contemporary science fiction and fantasy.' - GQ
'N. K. Jemisin is a powerhouse of speculative fiction.' - Bustle
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