Violet City

Violet City

by Dave Jackson


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Flynn Guffin's violet-eyed mother disappeared shortly after his birth. He's grown to young manhood, looking after his grief-stricken father and working Pale Haven's fungus mines. When a strangle root attack triggers latent power, his grey eyes turn violet. Shunned by superstitious neighbours, he stows aboard an airship bound for Violet City, seeking an exiled friend who owes him a favour and hoping to find answers to his mysterious genetic inheritance.

Revolution brews in the decadent metropolis languishing in the shadow of Cathedral Mountain, as foretold in the paintings of a precocious ten-year-old girl. Street gangs clash with raven-masked militia, and an aristocrat stages a cruel spectacle in his Torture Garden to feed the energy parasites he worships. Airships and hot-air balloons glide above scenes of depravity and violence.

With the aid of Professor Mercuria (his mother's former mentor), the precognitive child, and the street ruffian he's fallen for, Flynn discovers why the mountain-dwelling life suckers hunt humans with violet eyes, his awful destiny, and the true power lurking behind the Naal Priests' death cult.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781537554235
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/10/2017
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Dave Jackson has written, performed and released albums with his bands, The Room, Benny Profane and Dead Cowboys and teaches Screenwriting and Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. "Songs from Violet City," a book of his lyrics, was published by Headland Press in 2011 and his most recent album Red Fin Sunset by Dave Jackson & the Cathedral Mountaineers was released in 2015 on Higuera Records. Violet City is his first novel and has been adapted as a micro-budget feature film by Jackson and director John Maxwell, which was released by Indie Rights in April 2016.

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