Book cover for The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis

The Borribles: Across the Dark Metropolis



13 March 2014
310 pages
Imprint: Tor


Michael de Larrabeiti's stunning trilogy, put simply, comprises threeof my very, very favourite books ever . . . May they mean as much to you as they do to me
The Borribles - pointy eared street children, battling the police and evil rodents in the alleys and underground of a mythic London - were remarkable, and definitely were one of the streams that fed into Neverwhere
The adventures of The Hobbit and the rabbits of Watership Down are more than once called to mind . . . and de Larrabeiti has brought something of these mythologies to the street markets and the back alleys of South London and the thronged waterways of the Thames itself
Battersea's answer to Watership Down, The Lord of the Rings and The Guns of Navarone . . . It is a tale of low cunning and dubious morality . . . here is an epic with an eyeful of smut - what the Trojan Wars were really like. Try the Borribles, warts and all, before they become a legend