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The First Fifteen Lives Of Harry August

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9781405528252
Genre : Fiction
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'ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club Winner of the John W. Campbell Award Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes - until now. As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. 'I nearly missed you, Doctor August,' she says. 'I need to send a message.' This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character - a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time. Perfect for readers of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. 'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club 'Beautiful and gripping' Guardian 'An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful' M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness 'The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character' Heat 'I don't say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I've ever read' James Dashner, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER Also by Claire North Novels: Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award) The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award) 84K (shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award) The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey Digital novellas: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1 The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3
Category: Fiction

Touch

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356504575
Genre : Fiction
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The electrifying new thriller from the author of the acclaimed The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Kepler is like you, but not like you. With a simple touch, Kepler can move into any body, live any life - for a moment, a day or for years. And your life could be next. SOME PEOPLE TOUCH LIVES. OTHERS TAKE THEM. I DO BOTH. 'Just extraordinary' Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Dazzlingly imaginative' Sunday Mirror 'Breathless and brilliantly original' Love Reading 'Destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of the year' Rick O'Shea, radio presenter Discover the mesmerising new novel from one of the most original new voices in modern fiction. Also by Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017) The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017) 84K The Gameshouse
Category: Fiction

Sweet Harmony

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356514772
Genre : Fiction
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From the award-winning, bestselling Claire North comes a brand new stand-alone novella - a clever and unnervingly plausible dystopian tale set in the near future. Harmony is tired. Tired of working so hard, tired of the way she looks, tired of being average. But all that changes when she decides to splash out and upgrade her nanos. And why not? Everyone's doing it now. With a simple in-app purchase, you can update the tech in your bloodstream to transform yourself - get enhanced brain power, the perfect body or a dazzling smile. Suddenly, everything starts going right for Harmony. She's finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But when she ends up running too many upgrades on her body all at once, the effects will be more catastrophic than she could have imagined. Praise for Claire North: 'An original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian 'A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination' Alex Marwood 'North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness
Category: Fiction

Notes From The Burning Age

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 0316498831
Genre : Fiction
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The author of the World Fantasy Award-winner The Sudden Appearance of Hope and The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August returns with her most powerful and imaginative novel yet: a story set in an age after the world has burned, which explores whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow. Also by Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey
Category: Fiction

The Pursuit Of William Abbey

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356507439
Genre : Fiction
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'MESMERIC, TERRIFYING AND WONDERFUL' M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts 'I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.' From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new novel about a young man haunted by a ghost from his past, and by the dark crimes committed in the name of the British empire. 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'An irresistible haunting thrill' Joe Hill author of Horns and Locke and Key 'Remarkable . . . One of the most moving, horrifying and gut-wrenching novels of the year' NPR 'A suspenseful tale of the truths that lie hidden in the human heart' Kirkus 'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian 'North's most ambitious novel to date' Locus 'A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination' Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls Novels by Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey
Category: Fiction

84k

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356507392
Genre : Fiction
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'AN EERILY PLAUSIBLE DYSTOPIAN MASTERPIECE' Emily St. John Mandel, author of STATION ELEVEN 'AN EXTRAORDINARY NOVEL . . . with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale' Cory Doctorow *CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES/PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD* From one of the most original new voices in modern fiction comes a startling vision of a world where you can get away with anything . . . Theo Miller knows the value of human life - to the very last penny. Working in the Criminal Audit Office, he assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. But when his ex-lover is killed, it's different. This is one death he can't let become merely an entry on a balance sheet. Because when the richest in the world are getting away with murder, sometimes the numbers just don't add up. From the award-winning Claire North comes an electrifying and provocative new novel which will resonate with readers around the world. Praise for 84K: 'Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists' Booklist 'Claire North goes from strength to strength . . . A tense, moving story' Guardian 'Absolutely breath-taking... An early and compelling candidate for best novel of 2018' SciFi Magazine 'A dystopian anthem for the modern activist . . . 84K is an important book but also a cracking thriller . . . Quite simply, North's best book so far' Starburst 'North is an original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times
Category: Fiction

The Gameshouse

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356513119
Genre : Fiction
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Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets . . . It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost though chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings. It is a contest where Capture the Castle involves real castles and where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent. Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all . . . From Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and one of the most original new voices in modern fiction, comes the mesmerising tale of the Gameshouse, where games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. *Originally published as three digital-only instalments: The Serpent, The Thief and The Master.* Praise for Claire North: 'One of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness
Category: Fiction

The Witchling S Girl

Author : Helena Coggan
ISBN : 9781473629448
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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'There is such craft in The Witchling's Girl that I had to regularly stop to have awe. Coggan invites you to be with characters who, for all the magic and wonder of the world she creates, are entirely relatable - women bound by duty and justice, love and fear, trying to find their own paths in a world not of their making. It gave me hope; it made me cry. It's a fantastically good book.' - Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August In a quiet street far from the river, with an ancient tree growing through its walls and floors, is the House of the Dead. There lives the witchling: healer, midwife and conduit between the world of the living and the world below. A witchling must give up her family and friends and spend her life alone, tending to the sick and carrying the dead down dark tunnels to the underworld. Haley was born with the gift of death-magic, and at the age of seven her mother abandons her to the witchling to be raised as her successor. But as Haley grows older and learns her craft - as invading armies pass through her town, people are born and die on her floor, and loyalties shift and dissolve around her - she finds it harder and harder to keep her vows and be the perfect and impassive healer. But if she can't, it will be her downfall - and that of everyone she's not supposed to love . . . ************** Further praise for Helena Coggan: 'Vivid and intense. Helena Coggan had me on the edge of my seat' - Amanda Bouchet, bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles 'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed'- Observer 'Tense, exciting, engaging' - Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August 'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro 'The plot pulses with action and the characters are beautifully complex. This is a book that sparks with adrenaline and longing, all the way to the final page' - Rebecca Ross, author of The Queen's Rising
Category: Juvenile Fiction

A Chain Across The Dawn

Author : Drew Williams
ISBN : 9781471171178
Genre : Fiction
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'I loved it!’ CLAIRE NORTH, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August on the Universe After series 'Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe’ BECKY CHAMBERS, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet Bigger spaceships. Bigger explosions. Bigger planets. Bigger problems. It's been three years since Esa joined the ranks of the Justified after her rescue from the fanatical murderers the Pax. Together, Esa and her mentor Kamali travel from planet to planet, searching for children with supernatural abilities. It's hard work, but Esa has never felt more assured of her place in the universe. On a visit to a planet so remote that its inhabitants never learned that the Sect Wars ended over a hundred years ago, they learn that the Justified are not the only people searching for gifted children. There is a creature with unexpected powers who will stop at nothing to get its hands on the children that Esa and Kamali are trying to rescue. With their latest recruit in tow -- a young Wulf child named Sho -- Esa and Kamali will travel halfway across the galaxy in pursuit of answers. But the answers only lead to more questions, and the danger will only increase as their terrifying nemesis turns his eyes on them. * * * Praise for Drew Williams and his debut novel, THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED* * * ‘The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe’ Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet ‘A total blast’ Rob Boffard, author of Tracer 'Pirates, smugglers, soldiers, spies, snarky spaceships, and really big guns . . . and that's just the first chapter. The action gets bigger, the stakes get higher, and I loved it!’ Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August ‘A rollercoaster of a read’ Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus War ‘A massive, galaxy-spanning tale of war, betrayal, friendship, and the kind of commitment people make to a better future even at the cost of their own lives. You don't want to miss this amazing, kick-ass book’ K.B. Wagers, author of Behind the Throne ‘Kamali is a kick-ass heroine who gets the job done and never loses her sense of humor . . . The action is non-stop, and filled with brilliant and unexpected laugh-out-loud moments… a sci-fi thrill ride from start to finish’ Catherine Cerveny, author of The Rule of Luck ‘A fast, fun, and heartfelt adventure through a truly unique universe. From the first page to the last, it's impossible to put down’ K.S. Merbeth, author of Bite
Category: Fiction

The End Of The Day

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356507361
Genre : Fiction
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***SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*** 'Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache' Sunday Times 'Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive" Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4 'Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful' Kirkus Sooner or later, death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie. Charlie meets everyone - but only once. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life. The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Claire North, the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. 'Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer' Locus 'Every one of the chapters is shaped with philosophical panache' Guardian 'Compelling . . . keeps the surprises coming until the very end' San Francisco Chronicle Works by Claire North: Novels: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The Sudden Appearance of Hope The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey Digital novellas: The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1 The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2 The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3
Category: Fiction

The Sudden Appearance Of Hope

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356504544
Genre : Fiction
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***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD*** ***CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD*** My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets. It started when I was sixteen years old. A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit - you will never remember who I am. That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . . The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever. Praise for Claire North: 'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times 'Little short of a masterpiece' Independent 'Poignant and intensely gripping' Guardian 'Well-paced, brilliant and balanced' New York Times 'Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade' Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club Also by Claire North: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Touch The End of the Day 84K The Gameshouse The Pursuit of William Abbey
Category: Fiction

One Of Us

Author : Craig DiLouie
ISBN : 9780356510965
Genre : Fiction
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'The Girl with All The Gifts meets To Kill A Mockingbird' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August 'It's quite rare to find a story with this much heartbreaking impact . . . this is skilful, powerful stuff' SciFiNow THEY CALL IT THE PLAGUE A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations THEY CALL IT A HOME But it's a place of neglect and forced labour THEY CALL HIM A FREAK But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal THEY CALL THEM DANGEROUS They might be right The story of a lost generation, and a boy who just wants to be one of us. 'One of Us is a stunning achievement in speculative fiction' Shelf Awareness 'An amazing tour-de-force . . . One of Us rattled me to the core. An engrossing, emotionally-charged book and a work of terrible beauty. I loved it, heart and soul' John Dixon 'Without a doubt one of the best books I'll read this year . . . a compelling work of near perfection' Bracken MacLeod 'This is not a kind book, or a gentle book, or a book that pulls its punches. But it's a powerful book and it will change you' Seanan McGuire
Category: Fiction

The Stars Now Unclaimed

Author : Drew Williams
ISBN : 9781471171130
Genre : Fiction
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In an effort to save the universe, she just might destroy it. THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED is the incredible debut by a brilliant new voice in science fiction, one of Tor.com's Best of 2018: 'an escapist, gleeful, explodey space opera' A century ago, a mysterious pulse of energy spread across the universe. Meant to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity, it instead destroyed technology indiscriminately, leaving some worlds untouched and throwing others into total chaos. The Justified, a mysterious group of super-soldiers, have spent a hundred years trying to find a way to restore order to the universe. Their greatest asset is the feared mercenary Kamali, who travels from planet to planet searching for gifted young people and bringing them to the secret world she calls home. Kamali hopes that those she rescues will be able to find a way to reverse the damage the pulse wreaked, and ensure that it never returns. But Kamali isn’t the only person looking for answers to unimaginable questions. And when her mission to rescue a grumpy teenaged girl named Esa goes off the rails, Kamali suddenly finds herself smack in the centre of an intergalactic war… that she started. 'Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe' Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet * * * Readers LOVE The Stars Now Unclaimed * * * ‘Pirates, smugglers, soldiers, spies, snarky spaceships, and really big guns . . . and that's just the first chapter. The action gets bigger, the stakes get higher, and I loved it!’ Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August ‘A non-stop SF actioner, The Stars Now Unclaimed is a rollercoaster of a read and thoroughly enjoyable debut’ Jamie Sawyer, author of The Lazarus War ‘What happens when you put a war-weary soldier, an AI preacher and a telekinetic girl on the same ship? You end up saving the galaxy, or a small part of it, anyway. Williams's debut novel The Stars Now Unclaimed is a massive, galaxy-spanning tale of war, betrayal, friendship, and the kind of commitment people make to a better future even at the cost of their own lives. You don't want to miss this amazing, kick-ass book’ K.B. Wagers, author of Behind the Throne ‘Kamali is a kick-ass heroine who gets the job done and never loses her sense of humor . . . The action is non-stop, and filled with brilliant and unexpected laugh-out-loud moments. The Stars Now Unclaimed is a sci-fi thrill ride from start to finish’ Catherine Cerveny, author of The Rule of Luck ‘A fast, fun, and heartfelt adventure through a truly unique universe. From the first page to the last, it's impossible to put down’ K.S. Merbeth, author of Bite
Category: Fiction

The Firmament Of Flame

Author : Drew Williams
ISBN : 9781471171215
Genre : Fiction
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The explosive conclusion to the epic saga that started with THE STARS NOW UNCLAIMED, the space opera SFX calls 'a glorious romp'! Always outnumbered, always outflanked. That’s the motto of the Justified, the small band of mercenaries who are determined to set the universe to rights after accidentally unleashing a cataclysm upon it. Find the fight before it finds you. But they’re not the only people who are trying to change the order of the universe. A group of psychotic beings, the Cyn, seem determined to stop the Justified. Hit them before they hit you. This little band of heroes are going to have to travel to the farthest reaches of the universe in order to stop the Cyn and save the world. But there’s a balance to the universe… and they’re just about to upset it. Hard. *** Praise for Drew Williams and the Universe After series *** ‘A proper space spectacular, the love child of Destiny and StarWars, raised by Firefly on a steady diet of Resident Evil… The dialogue is snappy and the jokes are laugh out loud: an escapist, gleeful, explodey space opera’ Tor.com ‘The only thing more fun than a bonkers space battle is a whole book packed with bonkers space battles. Come for the exploding spaceships, stay for the intriguing universe’ Becky Chambers, author of The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 'An immersive, rollicking yarn’ SFX 'Pirates, smugglers, soldiers, spies, snarky spaceships, and really big guns . . . and that's just the first chapter. The action gets bigger, the stakes get higher, and I loved it!' Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Category: Fiction

The Time Machine Hypothesis

Author : Damien Broderick
ISBN : 9783030161781
Genre : Science
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Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that the division between real and simulated is hard to discern. But one new idea from the 19th century has failed, so far, to enter reality—time travel, using machines to turn the time dimension into a two-way highway. Will it come true, as foreseen in science fiction? Might we expect visits to and from the future, sooner than from space? That is the Time Machine Hypothesis, examined here by futurist Damien Broderick, an award-winning writer and theorist of the genre of the future. Broderick homes in on the topic through the lens of science as well as fiction, exploring some fifty different time-travel scenarios and conundrums found in the science fiction literature and film.
Category: Science

The Master

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356504513
Genre : Fiction
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The third and final installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. The Gamehouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun. But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . . And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward. The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
Category: Fiction

The Reaction

Author : Helena Coggan
ISBN : 9781444794694
Genre : Fiction
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'The next JK Rowling' (Today Programme, USA) 'Possibly the best out of the 17 books I've read this year! *****' - Reader Review ____________________ Fifteen-year-old Rose Elmsworth is alone. For the first time in her life. Her father, David, has been imprisoned and disgraced, a death sentence almost certain. She has been rejected by the Department, the amoral law-enforcement agency in which she grew up. Most dangerous of all is the terrible secret she and her father have been keeping all her life: if exposed, it has the power to destroy her. But Rose cannot stay hidden forever. Around her, the world is changing faster than either she or the Department can stop it. The laws which have for years maintained peace between magicals and non-magicals are breaking down, and two rival militias are gathering on the streets to prepare for a devastating war. As deeper, darker elements of her father's past emerge, Rose begins to understand that the rules of good and evil in which she has always believed will not protect her anymore. In a world of monsters, how long can trust, loyalty and justice survive? And how much will Rose herself have to change to stay alive? ____________________ PRAISE FOR HELENA COGGAN AND THE CATALYST 'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed' - Observer 'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro 'The Catalyst is a complicated, rich world of magic and danger . . . Both fantastical and startlingly relevant and contemporary, it's tense, exciting, engaging and has at its heart a central character whose incredibly personal story becomes caught up in huge battles and some even bigger ideas.' - Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Category: Fiction

The Thief

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356504506
Genre : Fiction
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The second installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. The Gameshouse is an unusual institution. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun. But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . . In 1930s Bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The board is all of Thailand - and the seeker will use any means possible to hunt down his quarry - be it police, government, strangers or even spies . . . The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
Category: Fiction

Black Mirror

Author : Charlie Brooker
ISBN : 1785036742
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***AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW*** Edited by Charlie Brooker, the creator of the hit Netflix original series BLACK MIRROR, this book takes the very essence of the globally-acclaimed cult TV show to create new, original, darkly satirical stories that tap into our collective unease about the modern world. This is BLACK MIRROR in book form - allowed to roam through the imaginations of some of the leading names in contemporary fiction. This collection will challenge you to see the world in a different - and more disturbing - light. You have been warned...
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The Serpent

Author : Claire North
ISBN : 9780356504490
Genre : Fiction
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The first installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. In seventeenth century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse. There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles. Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman who is about to play may just exceed everyone's expectations. Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules . . . The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
Category: Fiction