City of Ruin by Mark Charan Newton
(Legends of the Red Sun)

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In the frozen north of a far-flung world lies Villiren, a city plagued by violent gangs and monstrous human/animal hybrids, stalked by a serial killer, and targeted by an otherworldly army. Brynd Lathraea has brought his elite Night Guard to help Villiren build a fighting force against the invaders. But success will mean dealing with the half-vampyre leader of the savage Bloods gang. Meanwhile, reptilian rumel investigator Rumex Jeryd has come seeking refuge from Villjamur’s vindictive emperor—only to find a city riddled with intolerance between species, indifference to a murderer’s reign of terror, and the powerful influence of criminals. As the enemy prepares to strike, and Villiren’s defenders turn on each other, three refugees—deposed empress Jamur Rika, her sister Eir, and the scholar Randur Estevu—approach the city. And with them they bring a last, desperate hope for survival . . . and a shocking revelation that will change everything. 

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Author ResidenceNottingham, UK.

Author HometownLondon, UKMARK CHARAN NEWTON was born in 1981, and lives in Nottingham. City of Ruin is the second book in the Legends of the Red Sun series.
Published June 28, 2011 by Spectra. 492 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Homosexual albino Commander Brynd Lathraea of the Night Guard commands Jamur's troops against the Okun while desperately trying to persuade the gangs who really run Villiren to help defend it.

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This review is based upon the assumption that you’ve read Nights of Villjamur, the first book in this series.

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If, in his upcoming The Book of Transformations, Newton can solve the problems displayed here—some disjointed elements and an often heavy hand—it's not hard to imagine him penning the masterpiece he's been aiming for before the conclusion of the Legends of the Red Sun quartet.

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Leader of the Bloods, the most powerful gang in Villuren, Malum rules the city from beneath.

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