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Adrian Tchaikovsky - Cage of Souls (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

Humanity clings to life on a dying Earth in an epic, far-future science fiction novel from an award-winning author.

The sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps.

Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.

Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new is Stefan Advani: rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in the verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will meet with monsters, madman, mutants.

The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Good
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 2019 (Head of Zeus)
  • ISBN : 9781788547383
  • SKU : B003102
  • PPC : SP600gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

'Tchaikovsky livens up the tale with intrigue, duels and menagerie of horrifying creatures. The scale of the story expands well beyond the confines of prison drama, bringing in subterranean adventures, themes about class war and political corruption, and genetic engineering. Set in a dying world where death hovers impatiently over everyone's shoulder, Cage of Souls is a frequently grim read, but it's a compelling journey' -  SFX.

''Tchaikovsky's world-building here is breathtaking . . . Cage of Souls is a fascinating read and strong ecological tale.' - Starburst Magazine.

'Grotesque and beautiful all at once. A brilliant examination of extremes and the way in which humanity always finds a way to navigate them. Even when others are hell bent on self-destruction' - SciFiNow.

'If you have imagination and an iota of scientific knowledge then not only the brilliant story but also the concepts touched upon will amaze you.' - Google Review.

'This book is hard to describe, much less define. Incredibly dense, every page packed with ideas, imagination, and extraordinarily literate prose. I'm continually impressed with how different the narrative voice is in every piece Tchaikovsky writes.' - Goodreads Review.

'Once again Tchaikovsky astounds with his boundless imagination and versatility in his craft' - Worlds in Ink.

The Author

Adrian Czajkowski (spelled as Adrian Tchaikovsky in his books) is a British fantasy and science fiction author. He is best known for his series Shadows of the Apt, and for his novel Children of Time.

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