Song of the Slums (Paperback)

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An absorbing tale of fame, changing fortunes, and music, set in an alternative Victorian world, from the striking creator of Worldshaker

What if they'd invented rock 'n roll way back in the 19th century? What if it could take over the world and change the course of history? In the slums of Brummingham, the outcast gangs are making a new kind of music, with pounding rhythms and wild guitars. Astor Vance has been trained in refined classical music. But when her life plummets from riches to rags, the only way she can survive is to play the music the slum gangs want. Charismatic Verrol, once her servant, is now her partner in crime—and he could be so much more if only he'd come clean about his mysterious past.

About the Author

Richard Harland is a fantasy, steampunk, SF, and horror author. His books include Worldshaker and Liberator. He has won six Aurealis Awards in Australia and the prestigious Tam Tam Je Bouquine Award in France.

Praise For…

"This is gaslight fantasy at its best."  —Kate Forsyth, author, The Tower of Ravens

“. . . Australian author Harland’s gaslight romance remains engaging and will hold readers’ attention to its suspenseful end.”  —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781743310052
ISBN-10: 1743310056
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Date: December 1st, 2014
Pages: 378
Language: English