King Rat

Category: Book
By (author): Mieville, China
Subject:  FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary
  FICTION / Fantasy / General
  FICTION / Fantasy / Urban
  FICTION / Horror
Audience: general/trade
Awards: Bram Stoker Awards - Nominee (2001) 07
Bram Stoker Awards - Nominee (1999) 07
Publisher: Tor/Forge
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 7.54in x 4.50in x 1.25in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Award-winning fantasy and science fiction author China Miéville's began his astounding career with the fantasyKing Rat, a mix of a young man's search for identity with a pulse-pounding story of revenge and madness.

"[Miéville's] prose melds James Herbert's nihilistic violence with the metropolitan paranoia of Martin Amis, circaLondon Fields." -The Times (London)


Something stirs in London's dark-and has viciously murdered Saul Garamond's father. Framed for the crime, Saul breaks out of prison with the help of King Rat, and plunges into a subterranean world of rats, garbage, blood, and madness-a world Saul was born to rule. But King Rat has plans for Saul, his special weapon in a war that goes back to a town called Hamelin. . . .

Review Quote*

"[Miéville's] prose melds James Herbert's nihilistic violence with the metropolitan paranoia of Martin Amis, circaLondon Fields."-The Times (London)

"China Miéville is a remarkably eloquent new writer who has produced genuine magic here."-Locus

"As sharp as a Tokyo comic. It's humane and delinquent. And it bites."-Iain Sinclair

"A deep, dark, velvet journey."-Pat Cadigan

"A riveting, brilliant novel."-Charles de Lint

Biographical NoteCHINA MIÉVILLE is an author, activist, scholar, and comic writer. A leading influence in the New Weird movement, he has won numerous awards for his body of work which includesPerdido Street Station,The Scar,The City & The City andEmbassytown.