The Drowned Cities

by Paolo Bacigalupi


"In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man—a bioengineered war beast named Tool—who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existance quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might be possible. This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi's highly acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure."
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Thoughts From Others

"...this story's about the harsh realities of survival and the unfortunate lengths that people have to go to in order to just stay alive..." - Emily May

"There's just something about this novel, something about the way it just sucks you in, that it's hard to write about..." - Annie

"...Three or four pages in, I suspect you'll be completely lost in the wondrous tale." - John Brown

Basic Info.

This novel is a science fiction, post apocalyptic type of read. Its a story that takes a chapter or two to build up interest, but after that, you keep reading out of pure curiosity on what Mahlia, Mouse, and Tool have to do next to stay alive.
THE DROWNED CITIES by Paolo Bacigalupi (book trailer)