Tarnished City

Vic James

Ages 12+
4.02 based on 2088 ratings & 402 reviews on Goodreads.com
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07 September 2017
9781509821495
464 pages
Synopsis

From the bestselling author of Sanctuary comes a thrilling Orwellian vision of Britain, with a rebellious Hunger Games heart. Tarnished City is the second title in Vic James's electrifying Dark Gifts Trilogy, following Gilded Cage.

A corrupted city
A dark dream of power

Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own.

New alliances and old feuds will remake the nation, leaving Abi and Luke questioning everything – and everyone – they know. And as Silyen Jardine hungers for the forgotten Skill of the legendary Wonder King, the country’s darkest hour approaches. Freedom and knowledge both come at a cost. So who will pay the price?

Beautifully characterised and compellingly plotted, Gilded Cage is an impressive debut

Guardian on Gilded Cage

A dazzling addition to the growing genre of alternative historical fiction, James's first novel has the added bonus of compelling page-turnability

Daily Mail on Gilded Cage

I really enjoyed this. It was a fast-paced, entertaining story, in a world that left me wanting to find out more. I will definitely be getting the next book when it comes out

Genevieve Cogman on Gilded Cage