Thursday, 11 October 2012

FANTASY REVIEW: Low Town 2: Tomorrow, the Killing - Daniel Polansky

Release Date: 11/10/12


Once he was a hero of the Great War, and then a member of the dreaded Black House. Now he is the criminal linchpin of Low Town. His name is Warden. He thought he had left the war behind him, but a summons from up above brings the past sharply, uncomfortably, back into focus. General Montgomery's daughter is missing somewhere in Low Town, searching for clues about her brother's murder. The General wants her found, before the stinking streets can lay claim to her, too. Dark, violent, and shot through with corruption, TOMORROW, THE KILLING is a fantastic successor to one of the most heralded fantasy debuts of recent times.


Having enjoyed Daniel’s first book, I was eagerly looking forward to embarking on another adventure with anti-hero Warden whose actions take the reader on a hard boiled expedition into the seedy underworld in which he inhabits blending the best of crime with fantasy.

As with the original its well written, the characters not only fun to be around but fully fleshed which when blended with the authors no nonsense writing style alongside cracking pace makes this a hard title to put down. Add to this a huge variety of twists to keep you glued and all in it’s a title that I had a hell of a time putting down. Just don’t expect to get much rest the night you start this book.

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