King Rat

China Mieville

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Something is stirring in London's dark, stamping out its territory in brickdust and blood. Something has murdered Saul Garamond's father, and left Saul to pay for the crime.

But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into Saul's prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat, who reveals Saul's royal heritage, a heritage that opens a new world to Saul, the world below London's streets--a heritage that also drags Saul into King Rat's plan for revenge against his ancient enemy,. With drum 'n' bass pounding the backstreets, Saul must confront the forces that would use him, the forces that would destroy him, and the forces that shape his own bizarre identity.

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PART ONEGLASSONEThe trains that enter London arrive like ships sailing across the roofs. They pass between towers jutting into the sky like long-necked sea beasts and the great gas-cylinders wallowing in dirty scrub like whales. In the depths below are lines of small shops and obscure franchises, cafés with peeling paint and businesses tucked into the arches over which the trains pass. The colors and curves of graffiti mark every wall. Top-floor windows pass by so close that passengers can peer inside, into small bare offices and store cupboards.

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China Mieville is a Ph.D. candidate at the London School of Economics. He lives in London.

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2000
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ISBN: 9781466826021
ISBN10: 1466826029
320 pages
$9.99

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Tor Books
October 2000
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ISBN: 9780312890728
ISBN10: 0312890729
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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