Waiting On Wednesday: The City's Son by Tom Pollock

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

Tom Pollock 
Coming September 8th, 2012

Running from her traitorous best friend and her estranged father, graffiti artist Beth Bradley is looking for sanctuary. What she finds is Filius, the ragged and cocky crown prince of London’s mystical underworld. Filius opens Beth’s eyes to the city she’s never truly seen—where vast spiders crawl telephone wires seeking voices to steal, railwraiths escape their tethers, and statues conceal an ancient priesthood robed in bronze. But it all teeters on the brink of destruction. Amid rumors that Filius’s goddess mother will soon return from her 15-year exile, Reach, a malign god of urban decay, wants the young prince dead. Helping Filius raise an alleyway army to reclaim his skyscraper throne, Beth soon forgets her old life. But when her best friend is captured, Beth must choose between this wondrous existence and the life she left behind.  

Okay, I know I rant about mystery boy plots, but with a set-up this unique, I just couldn’t resist. (Never mind that the boy toy’s name reminds me of Flitwick.) First of all, I love urban fantasy that actually emphasizes the urban. Think the crazy car world of Diane Duane’s So You Want to Be a Wizard?. More modern than steampunk, not quite cyber fantasy. I have no idea what railwraiths are or why mega-spiders need to steal voices or what a skyscraper throne is, but I definitely want to find out. Beth also seems like a pretty badass character. Not gonna lie, as much as I can relate to the bookworm nerdy heroine, it’s nice to see some rougher kids in the market. Now let’s just hope that she doesn’t choose wonder-boy over her best friend and I’ll be even happier.


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    1. Aw, I feel so honored! Thank you, Noree! Look out for my reply post soon. (: