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

But a shadow from the urban waste breaks into his prison cell and leads him to freedom. A shadow called King Rat.

In the night-land behind London’s façade, in sewers and slums and rotting dead spaces, Saul must learn his true nature.

Grotesque murders rock the city like a curse. Mysterious forces prepare for a showdown. With Drum and Bass pounding the backstreets, Saul confronts his bizarre inheritance – in the badlands of South London, in the heart of darkness, at the gathering of the Junglist Massive.

Like the DJ says: ‘Time for the Badman.’

‘Tackles his theme with a dark assurance . . . with its original blend of twisted urban fairytale and modern gothic horror, King Rat marks out China Miéville as an author to be watched’ The Times

‘Brings together elements of fantasy, fairytale and the detective story . . . I greatly enjoyed Miéville’s weird and engaging myth-making’ Daily Telegraph

About China Miéville

China Miéville lives and works in London. He is three-time winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award and has also won the British Fantasy Award twice. The City & The City, an existential thriller, was published to dazzling critical acclaim and drew comparison with the works of Kafka and Orwell and Philip K. Dick. His previous novel, Embassytown, was a first and widely praised foray into science fiction (published in 2011).

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The Last Days of New Paris
The Last Days of New Paris
This Census-Taker
This Census-Taker
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
'Tis the Season (Short Reads)
Railsea
Railsea
Embassytown
Embassytown
The City & The City
The City & The City
Kraken
Kraken
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
Looking for Jake and Other Stories
Iron Council
Iron Council
Perdido Street Station
Perdido Street Station
Un Lun Dun
Un Lun Dun
The Scar
The Scar