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The Gutter Prayer

The Black Iron Legacy, Book One

By Gareth Hanrahan

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Set in a world of strange monsters, dark gods and dangerous magic, The Gutter Prayer is a thrilling and visceral debut fantasy from an exciting new talent

'Beautifully written. Gripping. Guerdon is the city of my dreams' - Anna Smith Spark, author of The Court of Broken Knives

'A ground breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination' Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones

In the ancient city of Guerdon, three thieves - an orphan, a ghoul and a cursed man - are accused of a crime they didn't commit. Their quest for revenge exposes a perilous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.

A centuries-old magical war is on the verge of reigniting and in the tunnels deep below the city, a malevolent power stirs. Only by standing together can the three friends prevent a conflict that would bring total devastation to their city - and the world beyond.

Set in a world of strange monsters, dark gods and dangerous magic, The Gutter Prayer is thrilling and visceral debut fantasy from an exciting new talent.

Biographical Notes

Gareth Hanrahan's three-month break from computer programming to concentrate on writing has now lasted fifteen years and counting. He's written more gaming books than he can readily recall, by virtue of the alchemical transmutation of tea and guilt into words. He lives in Ireland with his wife and twin sons. Follow him on twitter @mytholder.

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  • ISBN: 9780356511528
  • Publication date: 17 Jan 2019
  • Page count: 544
  • Imprint: Orbit
Beautifully written. Gripping. Guerdon is the city of my dreams — Anna Smith Spark, author of THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES
Laced with the blackest of humour and packed with magic and mayhem, this is fantasy turned up to 11 — Anna Stephens, author of GODBLIND
A ground breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination — Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES
An absolutely stunning debut. Insanely inventive and deeply twisted. I loved it! Highly recommended — Michael R. Fletcher, author of BEYOND REDEMPTION
A gripping tale that meshes beautifully with its fascinating, darkly inventive setting — James Islington, author of THE SHADOW OF WHAT WAS LOST
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