Iron Council (New Crobuzon Series #3)

Iron Council (New Crobuzon Series #3)

by China Mieville
4.0 25

Paperback(Reprint)

$12.20 $18.00 Save 32% Current price is $12.2, Original price is $18. You Save 32%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Tuesday, August 22 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

Iron Council (New Crobuzon Series #3) by China Mieville

Following Perdido Street Station and The Scar, acclaimed author China Miéville returns with his hugely anticipated Del Rey hardcover debut. With a fresh and fantastical band of characters, he carries us back to the decadent squalor of New Crobuzon—this time, decades later.

It is a time of wars 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 city to the brink. 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.
In the blood and violence of New Crobuzon’s most dangerous hour, there are whispers. It is the time of the iron council. . . .

The bold originality that broke Miéville out as a new force of the genre is here once more in Iron Council: the voluminous, lyrical novel that is destined to seal his reputation as perhaps the edgiest mythmaker of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345458421
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Series: New Crobuzon Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 260,053
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

China Miéville was born in 1972. He is the author of King Rat, which was nominated for an International Horror Guild Award and the Bram Stoker Prize; Perdido Street Station, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award; and The Scar, which won the Locus Award and the British Fantasy Award, and was a finalist for the Hugo Award, Philip K. Dick Award, and Arthur C. Clarke Award. He lives and works in London.

From the Hardcover edition.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Iron Council 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Iron council was one of the best novels of the fantasy genre that I have ever read. The prose itself is very good and its so refreshing to escape from the Tolkienesque sword and sorcery type storyline. It is very original and epic in its scope. It has elements of the tribal, apocalyptic, western, mystical, grunge -tech thats unlike anything I have read. The imagery is gritty, stark, lush and ultimately dark. There are many levels here the first of which is entertaining page turner then political satire with nods to the anti hero or proletarian heroes rather than the heroes of royal lineage ect. Not for kids and the squeamish this isnt pg-13. If you are a fan of the genre and have become jaded with what you have been reading try this! It will cleanse your palette at the very least. Yes it is better than Perdido Street Station by leaps and bounds. Unputdownable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although nobody knows why, the city-state of New Crobuzon has been at war with the Tesh for years; both sides use men and sorcery to gain an inch of land in a conflict that never ends. Within New Crobuzon, the militia keeps a tight control on the people, newspapers print all the party deems fit to print, workers have no right to appeal, and those deemed criminal by the state are killed or magically turned into part human, part something else to live as slaves until they die............................... The war is not going well and all the restrictions from the central government fail to keep the news from the people. Everywhere underground groups spring up to fight the militia and topple the government. When the government finds the Iron Council, Judah and his followers travel to the north to warn the people that their train3 must leave the area. They decide to travel back to New Crobuzon, a symbol to the people to throw off the chains of their oppressors............................ IRON COUNCIL takes place in the same world of PERDIDO STREET STATION and although there is a different set of characters, there is a sense of homecoming as readers revisit a world they have come to appreciate. There are two main sub-plots that tie seamlessly back into the main storyline, told from the viewpoint of different characters. With flashbacks, the audience comes to understand how New Crobuzon evolved into a fascist state and how the rebellion grew into a vast resistance movement. China Mieville is a great world builder who is on the brink of superstardom............................. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Perdido Street station, it is beyond me why I then punished myself by reading this. I thought surely CM had to have improved. He did, but not meaningfully so. By comparison this book is better than Perdido Street station, but still a waste of time. One of the glaring things that annoys me is the use strange punctuation technique (like a - instead of a '') to enhance the reading experience. It doesn't. It makes the author seem pretentious like William H Gass. Also was the zealous use of carriage returns to build suspense at the revelation of the final creation which I already figured was coming based on all the rediculous stunts that had already been pulled to that point. Just ask yourself what the most ludicrous thing you could build a golem out of is. Think about it. You'll hit on the answer sooner than you think without having to waste time reading this book. Oh yeah, and then the characters. Again, CM rides roughshod over his characters for the sake of plot. Which really means that I don't care in the end what happens to any of them. I honestly can't say I feel enriched or inspired in any way after reading this pulp. It's just mindless action and plot point in rapid succession--reminds me of the Matrix movies (2 and 3... I was very bored watching the CG fist-fights). And originality? His universe is nothing original for people who played fantasy role-playing games in college--and his writing style feels basically like that is the sort of thing he is narrating. Please do yourself a favor: even if you are in the airport with nothing else to read, your time is better spent just closing your eyes and conteplating the meaning of life. You will be a better person for it. I am left wishing for the time I wasted on this book back.