Iron Council picks up about 20 years after the events of the first book in the Bas Lag series know as Perdido Street Station. Iron Council follows two separate story lines. The First Story followed is that of an adventure troop on a quest to find a golemist named Judah Low. Low(who is very Qui Gon Jinn like) has left New Crobuzon to find the Fabled Iron Council. A group of renegade rail road workers and remade who have sought freedom and independence in the wilderness of Bas Lag.

The other story followed is of a street thug named Rory who joins up with a criminal revolutionary gang lead by the mysterious Torro. And don’t forget about the Teshii ambassador.

Perdido Street Station is a interesting read and takes the reader through the notorious costa coptic stain. The stain is a weird kind of TwighLight Zone area where were cruel things happen just because.

Iron Council jumps around chronologically but is much more straight forward story then the first two novels. Perdido Street Station and the scar seemed to have what might be thought of as dead end information. This might not be the correct way to categorize this but this is what will be used.

An example of this dead end information in Perdido Street Station would be Mayor Rudgutter and his cohorts go and talk to the ambassador from hell. This meeting doesn’t progress the story at all other than to show that going to the weaver was an absolute last option.

Recommendation:

Read: Perdido Street Station, The Scar and then Iron Council the repeat.