Award-winning author Simon Morden's stunning quest continues, unravelling magic and uncovering secrets on the way . . .
LET'S FACE IT, NONE OF US DESERVE TO BE SAVED. None of us are wiser, smarter, stronger or prettier than all those we watch die. Whatever criteria Down uses, how worthy we are doesn't come into it. Since escaping London's inferno, Mary and Dalip have fought monsters and won - though in the magical world of Down, the most frightening monsters come from within.
Now they hold the greatest of treasures: maps that reveal the way to the White City, where they can find the answers they're looking for, and learn the secrets of Down.
But to get there they must rely on Crows, who has already betrayed them at every turn. As they battle their way towards the one place in all of Down without magic, they must ask themselves how far they will go to find their way home.
After all, if there's one thing the White City offers those brave enough to enter, it's more than they bargained for.
SIMON MORDEN'S DOWN STATION WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY QUEST FOR MEANING AND IDENTITY. NOW HE'S LEADING US TO THE KIND OF TRUTHS THAT LEAVE US CHANGED.
It's the character's experiences that make this a fresh take on the "cut off from civilisation" subgenre...we're drawn in by their responses to this world - SFX
Once again Simon Morden takes the fantasy genre and moulds it wonderfully . . . What makes Down Station so great is the immaculate pacing and the way character shapes fate for each of the well-drawn main characters
- The Sun
There are horrors that surprise as well as moments of wonder. The story is patient, and every sequence is both a physical battle and philosophical teaching that merge with well-placed hooks
- Sci-Fi Now
Fascinating and compulsive reading [THE WHITE CITY review] - Lovereading
This is a very fast-paced book, with intense moments of danger as well as being full of wonder. There are so many things to discover in Down not only geographically but historically . . . Morden has written a book full of mysteries that are just waiting to be discovered
- Fantasy Book Review
An exciting story in a unique and evocative fantasy setting [THE WHITE CITY review] - Booklist
Dr Simon Morden is a bona fide rocket scientist, having degrees in geology and planetary geophysics, and is one of the few people who can truthfully claim to have held a chunk of Mars in his hands. Simon Morden lives in Gateshead with a fierce lawyer, two unruly children and a couple of miniature panthers.