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City of Light & Shadow (City of a Hundred Rows #3)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  138 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
THE MONSTROUS RUST WARRIORS ARE BACK!

In a land struggling to cope with the onset of the fatal bone flu, street-nick Tom and Kat – the leader of the Tattooed Men – must find a way to dispatch both threats. Meanwhile, the Soul Thief is still at large, and still killing…

City of Light and Shadow is the stunning final installment in the City of a Hundred Rows trilogy.
Paperback, 1st Edition, 400 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Angry Robot (first published January 1st 2011)
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Rob
Sep 06, 2016 Rob rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
...In the previous two volumes, Whates has already shown that he likes to keep the story moving. City of Light & Shadow is a fast paced, fairly straightforward novel, one that does not sacrifice pace to add a bit more detail. Personally I think that is a bit of a missed opportunity, given the interesting setting Whates has created. The nature of the city of Thaiburley becomes a bit clearer, but its history remains as confused as Tom's memory of them for the most part. There is not denying th ...more
Jason
Jun 24, 2012 Jason rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 Stars

My review to come but overall this book was a disappointment. The characters are flat and boring. The plot and story line are very straight forward. Characters that I liked in the previous books came out dull and whiny in this read.

This book is a young adult steampunk oriented sci-fi/fantasy. There are many cool machina, creatures, and monsters.
Ben Babcock
Thaiburley. The City of a Hundred Rows. Nestled in a vast but somewhat unexplored world, Thaiburley is the centre of this story, almost a character itself. From the Pits and Kat to the Heights and the Prime Master, characters of different backgrounds have gradually come together to face the greatest threat this city has seen in ages. They’ve grown and changed in ways they didn’t think was possible. Though I haven’t always been the most enthusiastic reader of this series, Ian Whates leaves no dou ...more
Jennifer
Sep 19, 2012 Jennifer rated it it was ok
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This series is a YA steampunk/high fantasy blend. With cybernetic animals, electricity along with demons and magic and a city of a literally 100 rows, the author has created a fascinating and yet original world. It starts out strong with a teenaged protagonist, Tom, on the run for a murder he did not commit and meeting up with a street wise girl Kat to help him out of his predicament. The pace is non stop action with enough plot twists to keep the pages turning.
The second book has the main char
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Rollie Reid
Aug 03, 2015 Rollie Reid rated it liked it
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I was excited to read the third book of The City of a Hundred Rows. You learn a lot about the goddess Thais and the city of Thaiburley. Unfortunately, a lot of it was boringly presented. Also, the story splits into three parts, and that makes it rather annoying, especially as all three stories are not equally interesting.

Also, the author abandons one of the characters who is carrying his own story and the story is never finished. I was very surprised when he did not put in an appearance at the e
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Joseph
Nov 19, 2014 Joseph rated it really liked it
And for the concluding volume of the trilogy, we're back in Thaiburley, the eponymous City of a Hundred Rows, at least for the most part -- Tom and Kat (sometimes together; sometimes separately) are fighting the forces who seek to bring down the City; meanwhile, the assassin Dewar is wandering around the countryside, left to his own devices. (And the healer Mildra, who came this close to being a romantic option in the previous book, is kind of unceremoniously dropped off in an area where she can ...more
David Marshall
Feb 12, 2012 David Marshall rated it liked it
As stories go, this is a satisfying and rousing end to the trilogy, City of a Hundred Rows. My only reservations are as to the decision to include a narrative thread that has no direct relevance to the main flow of the story unless he goes on to write more in the series, and the rather pedestrian use of language which, in my opinion, does not really fit the fantasy genre.

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Karen
Apr 22, 2016 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An enjoyable and entertaining read and a good conclusion to the trilogy. I had hoped there might be a second trilogy but it seems not.
Veronica
Aug 05, 2012 Veronica rated it it was ok
This was a mediocre novel. I preferred most of the secondary characters as they had more interesting roles to play. The plot seemed to fizzle half way through.
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