Lungdon (Iremonger #3)
Number of Pages: 512
Dimensions: 8.25 × 5.50 (inches)
The delightfully macabre, astonishingly original trilogy reaches its thrilling conclusion
The dirt town of Foulsham has been destroyed, its ashes still smoldering. Darkness lies heavily over the city, the sun has not come up for days, and inside the houses of people throughout the capital, ordinary objects have begun to move. Strange new people run through the darkened streets. There are rumours of a terrible contagion. From the richest mansion to the poorest slum people have disappeared. The police have been instructed to carry arms. And rats—there are rats everywhere.
Someone has stolen a certain plug.
Someone is lighting a certain box of matches.
All will come tumbling down.
The Iremongers are in London.
PRAISE FOR HEAP HOUSE, BOOK 1 IN THE IREMONGER TRILOGY
A New York Times Notable Book
A Kirkus Reviews "Best Teen Book of 2014"
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Publishers Weekly Indie Pick: Big Books from Small Presses
An NPR Best Book of 2014
“Heap House is weird, yes. Spectacularly so.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“Whimsically gothic.” —LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Heap House is the first volume in the Iremonger Trilogy, and its cliffhanger ending is perfectly maddening. It's cruel, really, of the publisher to release just one.” —NEWSDAY
“Full of strange magic, sly humor, and odd, melancholy characters, this trilogy opener, peppered with portraits illustrated by Carey in a style reminiscent of Peake’s own, should appeal to ambitious readers seeking richly imagined and more-than-a-little-sinister fantasy.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW)
“Channels Dickens crossed with Lemony Snicket. . . . A Gothic tale in turns witty, sweet, thoughtful and thrilling—but always off-kilter—and penned with gorgeous, loopy prose. Suspense and horror gradually accumulate into an avalanche of a climax. . . . Magnificently creepy.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)