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She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

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This is the third and final novel in Daniel Polansky’s dark fantasy Low Town trilogy which started with The Straight Razor Cure. A brilliant series, don’t even think about reading this one if you haven’t read the first two. Fantasy meets noir as Warden, our ex-secret police come crime lord hero, finds that his past really is coming back to haunt him and you’ll find yourself racing towards the stunning end of a truly brilliant series.

If you like Daniel Polansky you might also like to read books by John Gwynne, Alan Campbell and Joe Abercrombie.

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She Who Waits by Daniel Polansky

Low Town: the worst ghetto in the worst city in the Thirteen Lands. Good only for depravity and death. And Warden, long ago a respected agent in the formidable Black House, is now the most depraved Low Town denizen of them all. As a younger man, Warden carried out more than his fair share of terrible deeds, and never as many as when he worked for the Black House. But Warden's growing older, and the vultures are circling. Low Town is changing, faster than even he can control, and Warden knows that if he doesn't get out soon, he may never get out at all. But Warden must finally reckon with his terrible past if he can ever hope to escape it. A hospital full of lunatics, a conspiracy against the corrupt new king and a ghetto full of thieves and murderers stand between him and his slim hope for the future. And behind them all waits the one person whose betrayal Warden never expected. The one person who left him, broken and bitter, to become the man he is today. The one woman he ever loved. She who waits behind all things.



With THE STRAIGHT RAZOR CURE, Polansky pushed the envelope of modern fantasy. With TOMORROW, THE KILLING, he tears through the envelope and pushes for horizons yet unseen. - Myke Cole, author of Control Point

'In TOMORROW, THE KILLING, Polansky shows us he is no one-book wonder... If you haven't read Polansky yet, you must remedy this ASAP. He writes gripping, addictive stories with a grim eloquence...Very, very highly recommended. Polansky is definitely among my new favourite authors. Essential reading. -

About the Author

Daniel Polansky was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He can be found in Brooklyn, when he isn't somewhere else. His debut novel THE STRAIGHT RAZOR CURE won the Prix Imaginales Award for Best Foreign Novel in 2012, and it sequel TOMORROW, THE KILLING has been proclaimed 'an absolute must for fans of fantasy' by Starburst Magazine. This is the third novel in the 'Low Town' series.

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8th May 2014


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Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division


416 pages


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