Launching Tom Pollock's 'The City's Son'
TOM POLLOCK will be reading from and signing his stunning debut novel, THE CITY’S SON (Jo Fletcher Books) at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on Thursday 9th August from 6 – 7pm.
Hidden under the surface of everyday London is a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets. When a devastating betrayal drives her from her home, graffiti artist Beth Bradley stumbles into the secret city, where she finds Filius Viae, London's ragged crown prince, just when he needs someone most. An ancient enemy has returned to the darkness under St Paul's Cathedral, bent on reigniting a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fil find themselves in a desperate race through a bizarre urban wonderland, searching for a way to save the city they both love. The City's Son is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can't always tell which is which.
'An impeccably dark parable, endlessly inventive and utterly compelling' Mike Carey.
'He nails that spot between utterly normal and blood-curdlingly weird perfectly' John Courtenay Grimwood.
Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme, and a member of the London-based writers' group The T-Party. He has lived everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back.