The Builders

Daniel Polansky

The Builders

A missing eye.
A broken wing.
A stolen country.

The last job didn't end well.

Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain's company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain's whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.


"A living, breathing world of vivid, winsome characters hellbent on their blaze of glory and as unforgiving as a runaway train carrying all your friends over a cliff. I haven't cared about animals this much since Watership Down." — Delilah S. Dawson, author of Hit and Wicked as They Come

"Nobody does dark like Polansky. The Builders is Redwall meets Unforgiven, combining the endearing wit of Disney's Robin Hood with all the grit and violence of a spaghetti western." — Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops series

"If Sam Peckinpah and Brian Jacques had a strange peyote ritual and shared a collective dream, it might look something liek this. Brutish, nasty, short — much like life — Polansky's The Builders is also funny, exciting, and extremely original. The Wild Bunch meets Watership Down." — John Hornor Jacobs, author of The Incorruptibles

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On Sale: 11/03/2015
ISBN: 9780765384003
ISBN10: 0765384000
222 Pages

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765385307
ISBN10: 0765385309
5.00 x 8.00 inches , 222 Pages

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Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Audio
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ISBN: 9781427269621
ISBN10: 1427269629

About the Author

Author of the critically-acclaimed Low Town series, Daniel Polansky was born in Baltimore in 1984. He was living in Brooklyn when he wrote this, but by the time you read it he might be...

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"Polansky employs a style that’s knowing and sly, a little tongue-in-cheek but deadly serious; it’s as though Brian Jacques and Quentin Tarantino went drinking one night... a violently compelling story." - Publishers Weekly

"Bawdy and sometimes bleak, but most outrageous." - Locus

"Bloody and dark... This is a story of loyalty, trust, backstabbing, betrayal and obsession and how, ultimately, it’s always easier to tear things down than it is to create. The Builders is a story of gang warfare but as you’ve never read gang warfare before. 5/5" - Geek Syndicate