Notes from the Burning Age (Hardback)
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Notes from the Burning Age (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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The award-winning Claire North returns with her most powerful and imaginative novel yet - a spellbinding tale set in a future utopian society that is thrilling, moving and thought-provoking in equal measure.

FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD WORLD, NEW LIFE GROWS.

Once the world was on fire - but that was long ago. The Burning Age gave way to an era of peace, humanity finding harmony with nature and each other, as new cities rose from the ruins of the old.

Ven used to be a holy man, a guardian of ancient archives. Sorting secrets from sacrilege, he studied the past so that we might never repeat it. But some ideas never fade, and as a new war brews, fuelled by old knowledge and older ambitions, Ven must decide how far he's willing to go to save this new world, and how much he is willing to lose.

Notes from the Burning Age is a captivating and visionary new novel from Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. Set in an age after the world has fallen, this masterfully imaginative story asks whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow.

'An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed' Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author

'A riveting tale . . . North's convincing view of post-apocalyptic society captivates, and the political intrigues will keep readers hooked right up until the explosive close' Publishers Weekly

'North's talent shines out' Sunday Times

'An original and even dazzling writer' Kirkus

'North goes from strength to strength' Guardian

'Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining' Patrick Ness

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780356514758
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Mesmeric, terrifying and wonderful. North is practically her own genre at this point. -- M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS
An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed * Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author *
An irresistible, haunting thrill * Joe Hill, author of HORNS and LOCKE AND KEY *
A riveting tale . . . North's convincing view of post-apocalyptic society captivates, and the political intrigues will keep readers hooked right up until the explosive close. * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
A clever and thought-provoking conceit * GUARDIAN *
North's latest once again displays her mastery of lyrical prose . . . The author presents a fascinating testament to humanity's fallibility and tendency towards denial, merged with the potency of truth and the power of love * BOOKLIST *
Claire North's most ambitious novel to date * LOCUS *
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 . . . This is a world-spanning cat-and-mouse chase that tackles big questions about the nature of truth and whether we can ever really know one another or ourselves. True love, life, and death, what's worth dying - or killing - for: It's all here in this gripping, bloody, and haunting novel * KIRKUS *
In rich, compelling prose, North weaves together the threads of imperial control, ideological conviction, love and the thrill of power . . . A lyrical and sometimes surreal approach to espionage and its thrills * SHELF AWARENESS *
North's talent shines out -- SUNDAY TIMES
Claire North is a true original, a master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination -- Alex Marwood, author of THE WICKED GIRLS
Claire North's writing is terrific, smart and entertaining -- Patrick Ness
North demonstrates skill in creating a terrifying setting that feels rooted to the present day . . . Every aspect of life in Theo's Britain is imbued with a menace that feels both recognizable and urgent, and the decisions the characters make as a result feel uncomfortably real. * RT BOOK REVIEWS on 84K *
The truly scary thing about 84K is how convincing this dark, brutal class-divided Britain is * SFX (4 1/2 stars) *
North is an original and even dazzling writer, and fans of her work will enjoy this grim tale of capitalism taken to a terrifying extreme * KIRKUS on 84K *
Another captivating novel from one of the most intriguing and genre-bending novelists * BOOKLIST on 84K *
An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, with echoes of The Handmaid's Tale -- Cory Doctorow on 84K

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