Author(s): Tom Pollock
Pen's life is all about secrets: the secret of the city's spirits, deities and monsters her best friend Beth discovered, living just beyond the notice of modern Londoners; the secret of how she got the intricate scars that disfigure her so cruelly - and the most closely guarded secret of all: Parva, her mirror-sister, forged from her reflections in a school bathroom mirror. Pen's reflected twin is the only girl who really understands her. Then Parva is abducted and Pen makes a terrible bargain for the means to track her down. In London-Under-Glass, looks are currency, and Pen's scars make her a rare and valuable commodity. But some in the reflected city will do anything to keep Pen from the secret of what happened to the sister who shared her face. The Glass Republic is the gripping sequel to The City's Son, and the second book of The Skyscraper Throne trilogy.
'Beautifully written, wildly imaginative and surprisingly emotional, The Glass Republic continues an exciting new phase in urban fantasy that's being powered by one author alone' fantasybookreview.co.uk. fantasybookreview.co.uk 'Five stars isn't enough ... This series has so far been a stellar example of what good YA, and good urban fantasy, should be' Over the Effing Rainbow. Over the Effing Rainbow 'I was hooked, and I couldn't stop reading. 5 out of 5' Jellyfish Reads. Jellyfish Reads 'If you thought the world building was good in The City's Son you are going to be amazed with the London-Under-Glass that Tom Pollock has created ... I think I actually enjoyed this story even more than the first one' Feeling Fictional. Feeling Fictional 'Pollock's immersive world is easy to get into and once there, you just don't want to leave ... An excellent novel which reinvigorates urban fantasy as a genre' Upcoming4me. Upcoming4me 'Tom Pollock should be proud of what he's achieved ... Middle novels aren't always the easiest to read in a trilogy but Tom has done great things here' For Winter Nights - A Bookish Blog. For Winter Nights - A Bookish Blog
Tom Pollock is a graduate of the Sussex University Creative Writing Programme, and a member of the London-based writers' group The T-Party. He has lived everywhere from Scotland to Sumatra, but the peculiar magic of London has always drawn him back.