Kraken

China Miéville

Ages 12+
3.6 based on 21893 ratings & 2748 reviews on Goodreads.com

2011 Winner

Locus Award Best Fantasy Novel

2011 Nominee

The Kitschies Red Tentacle Award for Best Novel

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06 May 2011
9780330492324
496 pages
Synopsis

Winner of the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Kraken is a darkly comic, wildly absurd adventure by author of Perdido Street Station, China Miéville.

Deep in the research wing of the Natural History Museum is a prize specimen, something that comes along much less often than once in a lifetime: a perfect, and perfectly preserved, giant squid. But what does it mean when the creature suddenly and impossibly disappears?

For curator Billy Harrow it's the start of a headlong pitch into a London of warring cults, surreal magic, apostates and assassins. It might just be that the creature he's been preserving is more than a biological rarity: there are those who are sure it's a god.

A god that someone is hoping will end the world.