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
'A ground breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination' Peter McLean, author of PRIEST OF BONES
'Beautifully written. Gripping. Guerdon is the city of my dreams' - Anna Smith Spark, author of THE COURT OF BROKEN KNIVES
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 dark gods and dangerous magic, THE GUTTER PRAYER is thrilling and visceral debut fantasy from an exciting new talent.
A ground breaking and extraordinary novel . . . Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination
Mind-blowingly stellar in every respect; full of seductive creativity, marvelously intelligent, innovative, and frankly revolutionary. This dark and enchanting debut contained no shortage of alluring madness and wondrous imagination that manifests itself gloriously within the pages. Fantasy readers, be wise and buy this book, because there's simply nothing like it . . . I envision that The Gutter Prayer will not only win many readers' hearts but also win multiple fantasy awards in the near future. Yes, it was THAT good. Read it. Thank me later
Employing an enviable skill with both plotting and prose, Gareth Hanrahan has in The Gutter Prayer woven an intricate and finely crafted web of compelling characters navigating a city rich in dark and original wonders. I await the sequel with the keenest anticipation.
A gripping tale that meshes beautifully with its fascinating, darkly inventive setting
An absolutely stunning debut. Insanely inventive and deeply twisted. I loved it! Highly recommended
The Gutter Prayer is captivating and complex. Guerdon is a city that seethes with history, horror, and hidden secrets, and Hanrahan's assured style is reminiscent of China Mievelle in the best way possible
Beautifully written. Gripping. Guerdon is the city of my dreams
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 at @mytholder.