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Mordew

Mordew
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Mordew
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  • ISBN: 9781913111120
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GOD IS DEAD, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew.

In the slums of the sea-battered city a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew.

The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength and it is greater than the Master has ever known. Great enough to destroy everything the Master has built. If only Nathan can discover how to use it.

So it is that the Master begins to scheme against him and Nathan has to fight his way through the betrayals, secrets, and vendettas of the city where God was murdered, and darkness reigns...

...WELCOME TO MORDEW THE FIRST IN A MONUMENTAL NEW TRILOGY FROM THE WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE-SHORTLISTED AUTHOR, ALEX PHEBY


"Brilliant... Extraordinary... An extravagant and unnerving marvel. " - The Guardian

"Beautifully rendered... Immersive, tense, full of action. " - The Irish Times

"A treat... The world of Alex Pheby's fourth novel is dizzying... a beguiling splicing of Dickensian social satire and rackety steampunk fantasy. Written with combustible verve. " - The Spectator

"Shades of Gormenghast... and with a wild magic all of its own. " - The i, summer picks

"An incredible opening to an exciting new epic fantasy trilogy. " - Locus Magazine

"Impressively ambitious, vividly imagined... [Mordew] takes the reader on a memorable journey, filled with delicious, unexpected twists. "- The Express

"Brilliantly written. ...And as to the sequel? Write quickly, Mr Pheby. Write quickly. " - Book Munch

"This beautifully produced book is an absorbing and inventive addition to the genre. "- The Irish Examiner, best books for autumn

"Pheby infuses [Mordew] with a crackling, animating magic. Charismatic, delicious... This is a serious book, for serious people. " - The Big Issue

"Think Great Expectations meets Gormenghast, with a cliffhanger ending that hints at a dynamic sequel."- Literary Review

"Weird and wonderful, bleak and beautiful [Mordew] is an extraordinarily vivid piece of world-building. "- The Sunday Express

"A mesmeric slice of gothic fantasy... An unforgettable literary experience." --- Waterstones.com, summer picks

"Darkly brilliant... extraordinary, absorbing and dream-haunting... revolting and sublime... An extravagant and unnerving marvel."The Guardian

"There are books that, the moment you enter their world, you know you are dealing with something special. ... Mordew reminded me of what it was that drew me to the Fantasy genre in the first place, that feeling of reading Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast novels, M. John Harrison's Viriconium stories, China Mieville's Bas Lag series. Here is Fantasy with a profound sense of the uncanny, Fantasy unafraid to embrace the grotesque and the strange, Fantasy that pushes at the edges of its metafictional relationship to the reader." -- The Fantasy Hive

"Shades of Gormenghast... but with a wild magic all of its own." -- The i, Summer fiction picks

"The corruption of power, and the consequences of inequality, are sharply played out in [this] nightmarish world... Beautifully rendered... Immersive, tense, full of action... [Mordew] may well prove to be a significant addition to the genre." -- Sean Hewitt, The Irish Times

"Pheby infuses the pages with a crackling, animating magic. Charismatic... delicious... There are even hints of dragons. A serious book, for serious people."Big Issue

"Pheby's world reminds us that the best reading - the most satisfying and nutritious - invites unabashed abandonment in the invented world of the text and the characters and the circumstances that inform it." --Bookmunch

"Shades of Gormenghast... but with a wild magic all of its own." -- The i, summer fiction picks

"The corruption of power, and the consequences of inequality, are sharply played out in [this] nightmarish world... Beautifully rendered... Immersive, tense, full of action... [Mordew] may well prove to be a significant addition to the genre." Sean Hewitt, The Irish Times

"Impressively ambitious vividly imagined [Mordew] takes the reader on a memorable journey, with unexpected twists." - The Daily Express

"[Mordew] is weird and wonderful bleak and beautiful An extraordinarily vivid slice of world-building. - The Sunday Express

"Playful, subversive... An incredible opening to an exciting new epic fantasy trilogy." - Locus Magazine

"A blend of Great Expectations and Gormenghast, with a cliffhanger ending that hints at a dynamic sequel." --Literary Review
Detalii
Autor PHEBY, Alex
An apariţie 2021
Editura Galley Beggar Press
Nr pagini 700
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Cuvinte cheie: alex pheby , sf-aug