Adrian Tchaikovksy: City of Last Chances
Out of stock
Head of Zeus
Out of stock
Endlessly creative… so much invention peeking around every corner’ Patrick Ness
Arthur C. Clarke winner and Sunday Times bestseller Adrian Tchaikovsky’s triumphant return to fantasy with a darkly inventive portrait of a city under occupation and on the verge of revolution.
There has always been a darkness to Ilmar, but never more so than now. The city chafes under the heavy hand of the Palleseen occupation, the choke-hold of its criminal underworld, the boot of its factory owners, the weight of its wretched poor and the burden of its ancient curse. What will be the spark that lights the conflagration?
Despite the city’s refugees, wanderers, murderers, madmen, fanatics and thieves, the catalyst, as always, will be the Anchorwood – that dark grove of trees, that primeval remnant, that portal, when the moon is full, to strange and distant shores.
Ilmar, some say, is the worst place in the world and the gateway to a thousand worse places. Ilmar, City of Long Shadows. City of Bad Decisions. City of Last Chances.
‘A wonderful twisty stew of a book with a cast of fascinating characters, set against the brilliantly realized city of Ilmar’
‘A triumph of a book: wildly imaginative, immediately immersive and hypnotically compelling’
Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. He subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor and has trained in stage-fighting. He’s the author of Children of Time, the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C. Clarke Award, Cage of Souls and the Sunday Times bestseller Shards of Earth.