London Eye by Tim Lebbon
(Toxic City Book One)

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The Hunger Games meets the X-Men in an exciting postapocalyptic debut.
Two years after London is struck by a devastating terrorist attack, it is cut off from the world, protected by a military force known as Choppers. The rest of Britain believes that the city is now a toxic, uninhabited wasteland.

But Jack and his friends--some of whom lost family on what has become known as Doomsday--know that the reality is very different. At great risk, they have been gathering evidence about what is really happening in London-and it is incredible. Because the handful of London's survivors are changing. Developing strange, fantastic powers. Evolving.

Upon discovering that his mother is still alive inside London, Jack, his sister, and their three friends sneak into a city in ruins. Vast swathes have been bombed flat. Choppers cruise the streets looking for survivors to experiment upon. The toxic city is filled with wonders and dangers that will challenge Jack and his friends ... and perhaps kill them. But Jack knows that the truth must be revealed to the outside world or every survivor will die.


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About Tim Lebbon

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TIM LEBBON is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had twenty novels published to date, including The Island, The Map of Moments (with Christopher Golden), Bar None, Fallen, Hellboy: The Fire Wolves, Dusk, and Berserk, as well as scores of novellas and short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for the International Horror Guild and World Fantasy Awards. In 2011, his book Thief of Broken Toys (ChiZine Publications) was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in the novella category. He has also been a judge for the World Fantasy Award. In 2004, Fangoria named him “one of the thirteen rising talents who promise to keep us terrified for the next twenty-five years.” Only nineteen years left to go . . . better get busy. Forthcoming books include The Secret Journeys of Jack London for HarperCollins (coauthored with Christopher Golden), Echo City for Bantam in the US and Orbit in the UK, Coldbrook for Corsair in the UK, 30 Days of Night: Fear of the Dark for Pocket Books, the massive short story collections Last Exit for the Lost from Cemetery Dance and Ghosts and Bleeding Things from PS Publishing, as well as several other projects not yet announced. He has written several screenplays, and is currently developing two TV series with a British TV company. Several of his novels and novellas are currently in development for screen in the USA and UK, and he is working on new novels and screenplays.Find out more about Tim at his website: www.timlebbon.net.
 
Published October 23, 2012 by Pyr. 229 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After an encounter with Rosemary, a Londoner with mysterious powers, the intrigued teens embark to the ruined city in an attempt to find their missing parents.

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BC Books

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This first book in the series will certainly keep readers young and old interested and leave them anxious for the next book.

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Open Letters Monthly

And Rosemary has a further surprise: in the past two years, she and her fellow city survivors – who call themselves “Irregulars” – have begun to develop amazing powers.

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City Book Review

There are rumors of the attackers being English, of the survivors developing strange powers, and of the government experimenting on anyone left alive within the devastated city.

Nov 15 2012 | Read Full Review of London Eye (Toxic City Book One)

Portland Book Review

He creates a stellar cast of characters, including Jack, the reluctant hero, his sister Emily, damaged girlfriend Lucy-Anne and the mysterious healer Rosemary.

Nov 23 2012 | Read Full Review of London Eye (Toxic City Book One)

SF Crow's Nest

Set in the aftermath of what was believed to be a terrorist attack on London, the first book in the ‘Toxic City’ series, ‘London Eye’, deals with a group of teenagers venture into the city to find their loved ones but find that not all is as it seems.

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