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The Last City: The Demon War Chronicles 1 [Kindle Edition]

Nina D'Aleo
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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An intoxicating blend of noir crime, science fiction and fantasy, The Last City is Blade Runner meets Perdido Street Station.

Scorpia - the last city of Aquais - where the Ar Antarians rule, the machine-breeds serve and in between a multitude of races and species eke out an existence somewhere between the ever-blazing city lights and the endless darkness of the underside.

As a spate of murders and abductions grip the city, new recruit Silho Brabel is sent to the Oscuri Trackers, an elite military squad commanded by the notorious Copernicus Kane. But Silho has a terrible secret and must fight to hide her strange abilities and monstrous heritage.

As the team delve deeper into Scorpia's underworld, they discover a nightmare truth.

Hunted by demons, the Trackers must band together with a condemned fugitive, a rogue wraith and a gangster king and stake their lives against an all-powerful enemy to try to save one another and their world.

The Last City is the first book in The Demon War Chronicles. The second book, The Forgotten City is available now.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2022 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Momentum (1 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0091O1WHG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #410,119 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly reccomended 19 Feb 2013
By Abbi G
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would highly reccomend this book to other people, i downloaded this book for free, so i didnt think it would be that good OH How i was wrong
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5.0 out of 5 stars The last city 14 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The book was good in some parts and not up to the mark in others but overall it would suit some people
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended 6 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The blurb attracted me to this debut novel as I stumbled across it on Amazon.

An intoxicating blend of noir crime, science fiction and fantasy The Last City is Blade Runner meets Perdido Street Station.

Scorpia - the last city of Aquais - where the Ar Antarians rule, the machine-breeds serve and in-between a multitude of races and species eke out an existence somewhere between the ever-blazing city lights and the endless darkness of the underside.

As a spate of murders and abductions grip the city, new recruit Silho Brabel is sent to the Oscuri Trackers, an elite military squad commanded by the notorious Copernicus Kane. But Silho has a terrible secret and must fight to hide her strange abilities and monstrous heritage.

As the team delve deeper into Scorpia's underworld, they discover a nightmare truth. Hunted by demons, the Trackers must band together with a condemned fugitive, a rogue wraith and a gangster king and stake their lives against an all-powerful enemy to try to save their world and one another.

Sounds good, definitely not this is truly fantastic the author effortlessly blends an incredible sci-fi setting with intriguing fantasy elements.
The world building is wonderfully unique, set in a layered city surrounded by desert with the rich and powerful living at the top and the lower echelons down at the bottom.
The humans have mixed animal blood lines which reminds me of the shadows of the apt series but its done better and the powers some of these humans have brings much interest. In fact all the different species in the book are cleverly done with Androbots, spectral beings and the evil skreafs adding a darker tone to the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing Debut. Highly Recommended. 23 Jan 2013
By Dan H
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'll be writing a proper review for a little website called Fantasy Faction, but I've always found Amazon reviews to be quite helpful (when not made up), so had to leave a little something here.

As far as debuts go this is one of the best I've ever read. The writing is absolutely fantastic, the characters unique and brilliantly drawn, and it's an awe-inspiring masterclass in world-building. Seriously, you can rest assured I'll be returning to my own pitiful novel to see what I can learn from The Last City in terms of setting up an alternate world. Just stunning.

It's sold as Perdido St Station meets Bladerunner. That's a tough billing to live up to, but it more than matches the quality of those pieces of entertainment - and I especially recommend if you enjoyed China Mieville's brilliant debut. Both that and this novel create insanely rich, compelling and totally bizarre worlds, full of unfamiliar details, yet have the talent to draw the reader in without feeling overwhelmed or lost. That's quite a skill.

I'll be honest and say I'm still not COMPLETELY sold on the Bladerunner link, but mainly because this struck me as a far more colourful and interesting world! How about Perdido St Station meets Mass Effect with a little bit of Star Wars thrown in?

If that doesn't sell you then nothing will. Move along, move along.
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