The City’s Son Launch

Tom Pollock‘s debut novel, The City’s Son launches this week. It is the first book of The Skyscraper Throne: a story about family, friends and monsters, and how you can’t always tell which is which. The novel is published by Jo Fletcher Books.

“Expelled from school, betrayed by her best friend and virtually ignored by her dad, who’s never recovered from the death of her mum, Beth Bradley retreats to the sanctuary of the streets, looking for a new home. What she finds is Filius Viae, the ragged and cocky crown prince of London, who opens her eyes to the place she’s never truly seen.

But the hidden London is on the brink of destruction. Reach, the King of the Cranes, is a malign god of demolition, and he wants Filius dead. In the absence of the Lady of the Streets, Filius’ goddess mother, Beth rouses Filius to raise an alleyway army, to reclaim London’s skyscraper throne for the mother he’s never known. Beth has almost forgotten her old life – until her best friend and her father come searching for her, and she must choose between the streets and the life she left behind.”

Here’s Tom talking about his ideas behind the book:

You can read the first extract from the book here. Further extracts will follow. Left wanting more? The City’s Son is available to order now.

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Tom Pollock’s Debut Novel Sale

Tom Pollock has sold his novel The City’s Son to Jo Fletcher Books, a Quercus imprint.  Congratulations Tom! The book is the first in the urban fantasy trilogy The Skyscraper Throne and will be published by summer 2012.

The blurb says, “A  teen girl graffiti artist teams up with the ragged son of a goddess to save the streets and monsters of London from a god of demolition.” More details to follow nearer the time!