Iain M Banks


A Song of Stone

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A Song of Stone book coverThe war is ending, perhaps ended. For the castle and its occupants the troubles are just beginning. Armed gangs roam a lawless land where each farm and house supports a column of dark smoke. Taking to the roads with the other refugees, anonymous in their raggedness, seems safer than remaining in the ancient keep. However, the lieutenant of an outlaw band has other ideas and the castle becomes the focus for a dangerous game of desire, deceit and death. Iain Bank's masterly novel reveals his unique ability to combine gripping narrative with a relentlessly voyaging imagination.


  • 'His satire is exquisitely poised, his storytelling gripping.' The Independent 'Entertaining... comically inspired.' The Guardian
  • 'An apocalyptic masterpiece.' The Financial Times
  • 'Exhilarating... not for the first time, Iain Banks has produced a work of imagination and arresting originality.' Sunday Telegraph

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