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The City's Son

The Skyscraper Throne, Book 1
Series: The Skyscraper Throne, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins

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Tom Pollock's debut novel and the first volume of the Skyscraper Throne series, The City's Son is an imaginative tale of adventure set in a city that is quite literally alive.

Beneath the streets of London lies a city of monsters and miracles, where wild train spirits stampede over the tracks and glass-skinned dancers with glowing veins light the streets.

Following a devastating betrayal, Beth Bradley, a sixteen-year-old graffiti artist, is suspended from school. Running from a home that she shares with her father who has never recovered after Beth's mother's death, Beth stumbles into the hidden city and meets Filius Viae, London's asphalt-hued crown prince. And her timing couldn't have been more perfect. An ancient enemy is stirring under St. Paul's Cathedral, determined to stoke the flames of a centuries-old war, and Beth and Fin find themselves drawn into the depths of the mysterious urban wonderland, hoping to prevent the destruction of the city they both know and love.

©2012 Tom Pollock (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • 07-04-2020

Couldn't bear the performance

I love this trilogy. It's one of my all-time favourites, in fact. But here it's performed by two mature adults who both seem to be trying to sound younger - and it sounds so fake. Plus Langton has a cod-London accent that reminds me of nothing so much as Baldrick. It strips the story and characters of all depth and I hate it. I *really* wish it could be done again.