The Skyscraper Throne

3 books in series
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The City's Son Publisher's Summary

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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  • Book 1

    • The City's Son

    • The Skyscraper Throne, Book 1
    • By: Tom Pollock
    • Narrated by: James Langton, Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • The Glass Republic

    • The Skyscraper Throne, Book 2
    • By: Tom Pollock
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Pen's life is about secrets: the secret of the city's spirits, deities and monsters, living just beyond the notice of modern Londoners; the secret of Pen's intricate scars that disfigure her so cruelly; and the most closely guarded secret of all: Parva, her mirror-sister, forged from her reflections in a school bathroom mirror.

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Our Lady of the Streets

    • The Skyscraper Throne, Book 3
    • By: Tom Pollock
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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    Ever since Beth Bradley found her way into a hidden London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has lurked in the background. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences. Streets are wracked by convulsions as muscles of wire and pipe go into spasm, bunching the city into a crippled new geography; pavements flare to thousand-degree fevers, incinerating pedestrians; and towers fall, their foundations decayed. As the city sickens, so does Beth - her essence now part of this secret London.

    Regular price: $20.99