Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city, a grisly metropolis where the violence has begun to create real and deadly monsters.
All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the inhabitants pay for his protection.
August just wants to be human, as good-hearted as his own father but his curse is to be what the humans fear.
The thin truce that keeps the Harker and Flynn families at peace is crumbling, and an assassination attempt forces Kate and August into a tenuous alliance. But how long will they survive in a city where no one is safe and monsters are real...
"Confident prose and marvellous touches' --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review).
"Smart, funny and sexy... the natural successor to Diana Wynne Jones" - --Independent
"Schwab is a dab hand at building an engrossing escalating threat and increasingly dire situation that keeps you turning the pages." --Starburst
“This page turner... will leave you yearning for the next part.” The Sun
“Tantalising” Fantasy Book Review
“A refreshingly unromantic urban fantasy bolstered by a brilliantly built background and a pair of expertly crafted characters... I thrill at the thought of an encore performance.” Tor.com
“There is a refreshing clarity to her writing that not only makes you want to read on but it pulls you into the story and the struggles of the characters with such ease and simplicity, you feel like you've been in the world before and you want to know more.” Of Beauty and Nothingness Review
“This Savage Song is fresh, imaginative, and just the right amount of creepy.” Fantasy Faction
Format Paperback | 400 pages
Dimensions 130 x 198 x 32mm | 300g
Publication date 03 Nov 2016
Publisher Titan Books Ltd
Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom
About the Author
V.E. Schwab is the bestselling author A Darker Shade of Magic, which came second in the Goodreads Choice 2015 Book Awards, the forthcoming A Gathering of Shadows, and of Vicious, which was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2013, an Amazon Best Book of the Year (as well as Best Book of the month), a semi-finalist in the Goodreads Choice 2013 Book Awards, and the ALA top pick for Fantasy for their 2014 reading list.