Tarnished City

Vic James

Ages 12+
4.04 based on 7 ratings & 1 reviews on Goodreads.com
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07 September 2017
9781509844753
774 minutes
Avita Jay
Synopsis

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