Latest Reads: The Gutter Prayer Gareth Hanrahan.

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.

The city has always been. The city must finally end.

When three thieves – an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man – are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know.

Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city’s underworld.

Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh.

Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon.

This book is totally crazy. I mean lunatic mad. But utterly brilliant.

So we have Gods and sorcery, Stone Men and ghouls, worm creatures, Tallow men, Alchemists, thieves, the churches and the people, all in one huge melting pot of a city where there’s about to be a revolution. Or something…

Either way our heroes Cari, Rat and Spar are about to have the adventure of a lifetime. Well actually the reader is about to, they will all be too busy staying alive and unravelling the chaos. When they are not the ones  causing it…

I loved this because it was so imaginative, Fantasy but not as we know it, with a twisted beauty of a plot that just sends you spinning off into a world of discovery. The political shenanigans, the amazingly diverse characters, with magic and more mayhem than you can shake a stick at. Although you probably shouldn’t shake any sticks because you might inadvertently cause an apocalypse…

Excellent edgy, absorbing writing, an intelligently woven story that throws the unexpected at you with almost the turn of every page, I think Gareth Hanrahan is a total genius. I wouldn’t want to live inside his head though…

A perfect antidote to those winter blues, this comes out in January and it will help boost you up again after the Christmas come down..make a list and check you have this book on it twice…

Highly Recommended.


You can purchase The Gutter Prayer (Orbit) Here.

Happy Reading!

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