Gleam (The Factory Trilogy)

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Gleam (The Factory Trilogy)

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The Factory is the law - but Wild Alan is about to discover that law does not mean justice.

The gargantuan Factory of Gleam is an ancient, hulking edifice of stone, metal and glass ruled over by chaste alchemists and astronomer priests.

As millennia have passed, the population has decreased, and now only the central district is fully inhabited and operational; the outskirts have been left for the wilderness to reclaim. This decaying, lawless zone is the Discard, and Wild Alan's home.

Clever, arrogant and perpetually angry, Wild Alan is both loved and loathed by the Discard's misfits. He's convinced that the Gleam authorities were behind the disaster that killed his parents and his ambition is to prove it. But he's about to uncover more than he bargained for.

'Anyone looking for a science fiction tale of grim darkness should definitely pick this one up'- Starburst

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About the Author:

Tom Fletcher has published short stories, as well as three standalone novels with Quercus and Jo Fletcher Books, The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye. The Factory Trilogy is his first Fantasy series. He lives near Manchester with his wife and son.

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In need of an original, imaginative, kind of weird story to lose yourself in to? Then Gleam is something for you! Welcome to the world of mushrooms, swamps, slugs and blood craving creatures.―Draumr Kopa

Tom has created a snail-trail covered Gormenghast of a place, humanity and industry and architecture exploded to a planetary scale and left to go feral. It's a dizzying, intoxicating place that will horrify and fascinate you in equal measure―Alasdair Stuart, Man of Words

There's true passion in every written word . . . With such deep characters and a storyline that promises more in its sequels, Gleam is definitely not one to discard. 4/5―SciFiNow

I for one look forward to finding out more . . . when The Factory Trilogy continues.―Tor.com

Gleam is a bit of post apocalypse, a bit of dystopia, and a whole lot of weird. It is also strangely compelling, a bit more fun that its dark themes should provide, and a damn fine read . . . A very impressive book and sure to be enjoyed by those who like their world dark and their characters insane.Fantasy Review Barn

Gleam is a very accomplished novel. The tapestry of the Alan's world is extremely rich and is filled with immaculately planned details. The story flows nicely and the last hundred pages or so only made me want to read more. In short, it'll be a long wait for the sequel!―Upcoming4me

Alan's sidekicks are beautifully grotesque and Fletcher isn't too precious about keeping all of them alive, which I find quite refreshing in this sort of book. 555/666―The Horror Houthouse

A wild ride through a world rooted in bizarre and unfathomable traditions . . . Gleam is simply beyond fascinating . . . I quickly fell in love with this book.―Bibliosanctum

A dark, aesthetically beautiful fantasy . . . a weird, angry, grimdark bildungsroman.―Intellectus Speculativus

Gleam is an astonishing novel . . . A book of the year for sure.―For Winter Nights

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