It is a time of revolts and revolutions, conflict and intrigue. New Crobuzon is being ripped apart from without and within. War with the shadowy city-state of Tesh and rioting on the streets at home are pushing the teeming metropolis to the brink. ...
In the midst of this turmoil, a mysterious masked figure spurs strange rebellion, while treachery and violence incubate in unexpected places. In desperation, a small group of renegades escapes from the city and crosses strange and alien continents in the search for a lost hope, an undying legend. In the blood and violence of New Crobuzon's most dangerous hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the Iron Council.
I'm sure this rating has more to do with me not really understanding everything Miéville is trying to do in this novel, rather than with his ability as a writer. It's a complex book, with a long flashback section in the middle of it and multiple
..." narrative lines, and it has a strange, messiah-like protagonist - Judah Lowe. I really liked Judah even though the story didn't grab me, not like "The Scar" was able to do. It's one of those books that get better every time you reread it, and I will do it soon.Continua...Nascondi