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Novels by Ian Whates:

“The elements which constitute this novel may be familiar – a vast, stratified community, a ragamuffin on the run – but Whates’ assured prose, slick pacing and inventive imagination make for a gripping read.”
- The Guardian

“Adventures in a nightmare citadel – a story that hits the ground running and doesn’t let up.”
- Liz Williams

“Born story-teller Ian Whates takes us on a gripping, terrifying trip-of-a-lifetime, through the heights and depths of the exotically grim city of Thaiburley, in this excellent fantasy thriller.”
- World Fantasy Award-winning author, Tanith Lee


 

 

 

 

 

 


CITY OF DREAMS & NIGHTMARE (City of a Hundred Rows Book I)

Fantasy
Cover art: Greg Bridges

UK/Australia
4 March 2010
432pp A-format paperback
£7.99 UK
ISBN (Use US edition ISBN)

US/Canada
November 2010
432pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US $8.99 CAN
ISBN 978-0-85766-049-7

eBook
4 March 2010
£4.49 / $5.99

ePub 978-0-85766-050-3

They call it the City of a Hundred Rows. The ancient city of Thaiburley is a vast, multi-tiered metropolis, where the poor live in the City Below and demons are said to dwell in the Upper Heights.

Having witnessed a murder in a part of the city he should never have been in, Tom, a lowly street-nick, has to run for his life through the City Below, Thaiburley’s unsavoury basement world. Accused of committing the murder himself, he is pursued by sky-borne assassins, Kite Guards, and agents of a darker force intent on destabilising the whole city. His only ally is Kat, a renegade like him, but she proves to have secrets of her own…

City of Dreams & Nightmare is Ian Whates’ debut novel, and the first of a series set in the great city.

CITY OF HOPE & DESPAIR (City of a Hundred Rows Book II)

Fantasy
Cover art: Greg Bridges

UK/Australia
3 March 2011
400pp B-format paperback
£7.99 UK
ISBN 978 0 85766 087 9

US/Canada
29 March 2011
416pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US $8.99 CAN
ISBN 978 0 85766 088 6

eBook
3 March 2011
£4.49 / $5.99

ISBN 978 0 85766 089 3

The street-nick Tom must find the source of the great river Thair and perhaps learn the secret of his own strange powers…

The assassin Dewar must redeem himself…

The Prime Master desperately seeks the cure for bone flu – a mysterious and deadly malady that is striking down the talented in Thaiburley’s highest Rows…

Kat, the renegade nick, forms an uneasy alliance with her sister Charveve, and the two lead the Tattooed Men through the dark streets of the City Below in search of the Soul Thief: the evil monster that murdered their mother and consigned both girls to the gladitorial hellhole known as the Pits…

Welcome back to Thaiburley, the City of 100 Rows, the City of Dreams… where the nightmare has only just begun…

 

CITY OF Light and Shadow (City of a Hundred Rows Book III)

Fantasy
Cover art: Greg Bridges

UK/Australia
5 January 2012
400pp B-format paperback
£7.99 UK
ISBN 978 0 85766 189 0

US/Canada
27 December 2011
416pp mass-market paperback
$7.99 US $8.99 CAN
ISBN 978 0 85766 190 6

eBook
27 December 2011
£4.49 / $5.99

ISBN 978 0 85766 191 3

THE MONSTROUS RUST WARRIORS ARE BACK!

In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat – the leader of the Tattooed Men – must find a way to dispatch both threats.
Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing…
City of Light and Shadow is the stunning final installment in the City of a Hundred Rows trilogy.

The Noise Within

Genre: Science Fiction
Published: 27th April 2010
ISBN: 1-90673-565-4
EAN: 978-1-90673-565-4
Pages: 416

On the brink of perfecting the long sought-after human/AI interface, Philip Kaufman finds his world thrown into turmoil as a scandal from the past returns to haunt him and dangerous information falls into his hands. Pursued by assassins and attacked in his own home, he flees. Leyton, a government black-ops specialist, is diverted from his usual duties to hunt down the elusive pirate vessel The Noise Within, wondering all the while why this particular freebooter is considered so important. Two lives collide in this stunning space-opera from novelist Ian Whates!

The Noise Revealed:

Genre: Science Fiction
Published: 15th May 2011
ISBN: 9781907519536
EAN: 9781907519536
Pages: 416

A time flux, a time of change. While mankind is adjusting to its first ever encounter with an alien civilisation – the Bryzaens – black-ops specialist Jim Leyton reluctantly allies himself with a mysterious visitation in order to rescue the woman he loves. This brings him into direct conflict with former employers: the United League of Allied Worlds. Scientist and businessman Philip Kaufman is fast discovering there is more to the virtual world than he ever realised, but it soon becomes clear that all is not well within the realm of Virtuality. Truth is hidden beneath lies and there are games being played, deadly games with far reaching consequences. Both men begin to suspect that the much heralded ‘First Contact’ is anything but first contact, and that a sinister con is being perpetrated with the whole of humankind as the victim. Now all they have to do is prove it.