One Man: A City of Fallen Gods Novel

One Man: A City of Fallen Gods Novel

by Harry Connolly

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Overview

One Cursed City. Two Dead Gods. Ten Thousand Murderers and Thieves. One Orphaned Girl.

As a child, Kyrioc was groomed to be the head of one of the most powerful noble families in Koh-Salash, a city built inside the skeletons of two murdered gods. Kyrioc himself dreamed of becoming head of the High Watch, the highest political position in the land.

Those dreams have turned to dust.

Presumed dead after a disastrous overseas quest, Kyrioc now lives in a downcity slum under a false name, hiding behind the bars of a pawnshop window. Riliska, a nine-year-old pickpocket who sells stolen trinkets to his shop, is the closest thing he has to a friend.

When a criminal gang kills Riliska's mother and kidnaps the little girl, Kyrioc goes hunting for her.

He doesn't care about the forbidden magic the gangs are fighting over—the severed ear of a glitterkind, a creature whose flesh contains astonishing healing powers. He doesn't care about the bloody, escalating gang violence. He doesn't care about the schemes of power-hungry nobles.

In a raging city on the verge of civil war, Kyrioc only wants to save his friend. He will risk anything for her, even awakening the powers that murdered the gods so long ago.


"One Man is a superbly realised story set in a rich and fascinating world. The horror grips, the fantasy delights and the characters remain vivid and real to the end." — Justina Robson

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163104352
Publisher: Radar Avenue Press
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 524,491
File size: 917 KB

About the Author

Child of Fire, Harry Connolly's debut novel and the first in the Twenty Palaces series, was named to Publishers Weekly's Best 100 Novels of 2009. The sequel, Game of Cages, was released in 2010 and the third book, Circle of Enemies, came out in 2011, as did a prequel (cleverly) titled Twenty Palaces.

King Khan, a pulp adventure novel based on the role-playing game Spirit of the Century, was released in 2013 by game company Evil Hat.

Later in 2013, Harry ran a Kickstarter for his apocalyptic epic fantasy trilogy, The Great Way, which was released in 2015. As stretch goals for that project, he published his pacifist urban fantasy A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark, and the short fiction collection Bad Little Girls Die Horrible Deaths and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy, which includes the Twenty Palaces short story “The Homemade Mask.”

Harry lives in Seattle with his beloved wife, his beloved son, and his beloved library system. You can find him online at: www.harryjconnolly.com

Praise for the Twenty Palaces novels:

“[Child of Fire] is excellent reading and has a lot of things I love in a book: a truly dark and sinister world, delicious tension and suspense, violence so gritty you’ll get something in your eye just reading it, and a gorgeously flawed protagonist. Take this one to the checkout counter. Seriously.” — Jim Butcher

“Connolly doesn’t shy away from tackling big philosophical issues... amid gory action scenes and plenty of rapid-fire sardonic dialogue.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Game of Cages

“An edge-of-the-seat read! Ray Lilly is the new high-water mark of paranormal noir.” — Charles Stross

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