Awe of Mercury

Awe of Mercury

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How many escapes until freedom? Mo is a penitent on the Death Spiral, a subterranean, circular death row. Each day, he gets closer to pen 1, where he will be executed. Trapped with the snivelling Nonstop, and only word games to pass the hours, Mo has given up. Until the memory of Harete stirs something, and he plans his most desperate escape attempt yet, with a toothpick, the juice of a stomach-destroying chilli and a bucket of urine. Far above the Spiral, the Fartherland - his home - has disintegrated into an appalling civil war. Mo knows this was triggered by the Moth's liberation, and that he is to blame for the carnage and chaos. Mo vows revenge, but each escape is a step into an even more horrific reality than before. Unflinchingly told and truly unputdownable, AWE OF MERCURY is the stunning conclusion to CLOCKWISE TO TITAN.The rats had been used to eating dead people, not live ones, so maybe I wouldna#39;t remind them too much of past meals as long as I a€“ Over I went, crunch, head met metal. ... Grab a kid and blindfold him, get him to walk in a straight line. ... Wea#39;re all on the Spiral, hadna#39;t I always said that? ... I ripped around me with my blade and stave, lashing and slashing. ... I twisted myself on top of it and took a face full of its long, silky fur, I found it did not stink of excrement and earth but of: Vanilla.

Title:Awe of Mercury
Author:Elon Dann
Publisher:Hot Key Books - 2014-07-03


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