Cage of Souls

Cage of Souls

The Sun is bloated, diseased, dying perhaps. Beneath its baneful light, Shadrapar, last of all cities, harbours fewer than 100,000 human souls. Built on the ruins of countless civilisations, surviving on the debris of its long-dead progenitors, Shadrapar is a museum, a midden, an asylum, a prison on a world that is ever more alien to humanity.

Bearing witness to the desperate struggle for existence between life old and new, is Stefan Advani, rebel, outlaw, prisoner, survivor. This is his testament, an account of the journey that took him into the blazing desolation of the western deserts; that transported him east down the river and imprisoned him in verdant hell of the jungle's darkest heart; that led him deep into the labyrinths and caverns of the underworld. He will treat with monsters, madman, mutants. The question is, which one of them will inherit this Earth?

Title:Cage of Souls
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  • Justine

    4.5 starsThis book is hard to describe, much less define. Incredibly dense, every page packed with ideas, imagination, and extraordinarily literate prose. I'm continually impressed with how different ...

  • André Oliveira

    2.5*Right in the middle.oh my god, finally! Is this a bad book? I wouldn't say so.This book was one of my anticipated books of 2019 and I am disappointed.After reading Children of Time (one of my favo...

  • Lindsay

    This author's take on the dying Earth makes for a beautifully written and wildly inventive story that owes much to what has gone before including the Viriconium books, the works of Jack Vance, Gene Wo...

  • Gabi

    Aug 2020: read for the second time. This time I listened to the audiobook which I enjoyed a lot. I am as fascinated by this terrific story as I was the first time. And since my memory is simply horrib...

  • Kaitlin

    This one was a weird read for me because it's standalone fantasy and often I find I enjoy series more. However, I picked this up as it's by Tchaikovsky who is one of my favourite authors, and I am ver...

  • Thomas

    Awesome. Basically an epic Dungeons and Dragons scenario about climate change in the extreme far future? I would also describe it as China Mieville but without the big wanky words....

  • Renee Godding

    4.5/5 stars This was great! Wonderful worldbuilding, interesting and distinct protagonist and a plot that kept me engaged from start to finish. I highly recommend the audiobook for this one: the narr...

  • Eva

    Brilliant! How in the world did this not win the Hugo and Nebula last year?! It has everything you could possibly want in a novel, even great literary merit. I think I've found a new writer whose enti...

  • ? Aileen ?

    I don't know what to say except that this book is amazing....

  • Lata

    Adrian Tchaikovsky's Cage of Souls reminded me strongly of a 19th century exploration and adventure story from its opening pages. What was actually within its pages was a bleak and rather horrifying f...