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Steven Savile is a new-to-me author, but I was immediately drawn to the beautiful cover of his latest:
A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man’s attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather’s life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscape. Steven Savile has been an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favorite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate. Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London.
In 1926, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. But, along with Seth Lockwood, she disappeared, never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth’s younger brother, refused to accept that she was just gone.
It has been seventy years since and the brothers are long dead. But now their dark, twisted secret, threatens to tear the city apart. Seth made a bargain with Damiola, an illusionist, to make a life-size version of his most famous trick, and hide away part of London to act as a prison out of sync with our time, where one year passes as one hundred. That illusion is Glass Town. And now its walls are failing.
Reminiscent of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Savile brings out the magic in the everyday. Glass Town is full of gritty urban landscapes, realistic characters, conflict, secrets, betrayals, magic, and mystery.
Glass Town by Steven Savile releases in April 2017 from Thomas Dunne Books. Wow, April! So far away:-( I don’t know about you, but anyone who has written for Torchwood is an author I definitely want to read! I love fantasies that center around cities, so there’s no way I’m missing this book. Plus, lovely cover:-)
Have you heard of this book? Let me know what you’re waiting on!