Read a sample of The White City by Simon Morden
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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.
"The horrors and delights of Down continue to expand throughout this novel as they meet more inhabitants of this strange land. Dilip and Mary’s expectations are always thrown off kilter by their experiences, with the White City being no exception. Whether they find the answers they are looking for or not, Down has more surprises to throw in their way, testing their resourcefulness as the secrets of the White City are even more deadly than their previous encounters with the residents of the geomancer’s castle. The White City is an exciting sequel to Down Station that leaves the main characters forever changed by their experiences with an ending that left me astonished."