A review by jeanbpdx
Iron Council by China Miéville

adventurous challenging dark mysterious slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated


Another beautifully written, highly inventive novel in Miéville's extraordinary Bas-Lag world. A story of revolution, told over years, with strong plot and character development suddenly paying off in the last third of the book. This is the third of Miéville's Bas-Lag novels; although each has different characters and a different plot, the world-building and events, especially from Perdido Street Station (the first book), echo here. 

Classified as fantasy, but contains weird, steampunk, or Lovecraftian elements. 

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