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For fans of China Mieville and Neil Gaiman. A tale of revolution in a Reykjavik fuelled by industrialised magic, populated by humans, dimensional exiles, otherworldly creatures, psychoactive graffiti and demonic familiars.
A tale of revolution in a Reykjavik fuelled by industrialised magic, populated by humans, dimensional exiles, otherworldly creatures, psychoactive graffiti and demonic familiars.
HERE LIES A CITY...
FUELLED BY INDUSTRIALISED MAGIC.
RULED BY A DESPOTIC CROWN.
WELCOME TO REYKJAVIK
Rebels and revolutionaries disappear into the infamous prison, the Nine, never to be heard from again. Masked police roam the streets, dark magic lurks in the shadows, and the implacable flying fortress casts its baleful eye over all below.
Sæmundur, addict and sorcerer, has been cast out from university, and forbidden to study magic. Dissident artist, Garún, is desperate for a just society and will do anything to achieve it.
Both seek revolution in their own ways. Both seek power.
Together, they will change Reykjavik forever.
About the Author
Alexander Dan Vilhjálmsson is an Icelandic author who lives in Reykjavík. Shadows of the Short Days is his first novel. He writes in both Icelandic and English and is the founder and editor of Iceland's first SFF magazine, Furðusögur (Weird Stories). Alexander is also the vocalist and lyricist for Icelandic black metal band Carpe Noctem.
"Readers who enjoy urban fantasy writers like China Miéville should enjoy this dark saga." - Booklist
“A unique setting and a fantasy world reminiscent of China Mieville" - Den of Geek
“Wildly inventive, deeply thoughtful” - The Frumious Consortium