Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (78)

"Waiting on" Wednesday" is weekly meme hosted over at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming anticipated releases. 

April 4, 2017

FROM GOODREADS: A brilliantly rendered story about obsession and one man's attempt to unravel the mystery that destroyed his grandfather's life, set against a magical and intricately woven cityscape.

Steven Savile has been an international sensation, selling over half a million copies of his novels worldwide and writing for cult favorite television shows including Doctor Who, Torchwood, and Stargate. Now, he is finally making his US debut with Glass Town, a brilliantly composed novel revolving around the magic and mystery lurking in London.

In 1926, two brothers both loved Eleanor Raines, a promising young actress from the East End of London. But, along with Seth Lockwood, she disappeared, never to be seen again. Isaiah, Seth’s younger brother, refused to accept that she was just gone.

It has been seventy years since and the brothers are long dead. But now their dark, twisted secret, threatens to tear the city apart. Seth made a bargain with Damiola, an illusionist, to make a life size version of his most famous trick, and hide away part of London to act as a prison out of sync with our time, where one year passes as one hundred. That illusion is Glass Town. And now its walls are failing.

Reminiscent of Clive Barker’s Weaveworld and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, Savile brings out the magic in the everyday. Glass Town is full of gritty urban landscapes, realistic characters, conflict, secrets, betrayals, magic, and mystery.

WHY I'M WAITING:  I think I am drawn to the cover as well as the urban landscape, magic and mystery mentioned in the description.  Plus I love books set in London.

What are you waiting for this week???


  1. Pretty cover! Might not have enough action for a fussy reader like me but I'll be interested to hear more about it when you get it.

  2. Love the cover and it does sound interesting. :)

  3. Oh, Barb, this is a truly AMAZING pick!! I'm SOLD on this book! It just sounds like such a fascinating read! This author seems to have such an inventive imagination! And that cover sure helps, because it's just STUNNING. Another one for my Goodreads shelves!! YAAAAAY!! Thanks for adding to my "Mount TBR"!! Lol. <3 :)

  4. Ooh, the cover looks good and it's compared to Neil Gaiman?!? WINNING. :D

  5. Goodness, there is a lot going on here, in the synopsis! I'd not heard of this book before. It sounds great though! I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Barb. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  6. I like a good read set in London too, especially with magical overtones! And the premise of this one is certainly unique- an illusion where time flows differently. Cool! Looks like a great read.

  7. Hmm, haven't really heard of this, but it does sound good! And great cover. Thanks for visiting Lisa Loves Literature's WOW earlier!

  8. Ooh, gritty and magical - I like the sound of this one. Definitely going to take a look at this :)

  9. This sounds so good! I haven't read too many mysteries, especially those with magical themes. I like the idea that Glass Town is just an illusion! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier Barb! Have a great week. :)

  10. It sure sounds like a good one. And a new author for me to check out. Thanks!