Ninth House (Hardback)Leigh Bardugo (author)
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Bardugo makes the transition from YA superstar to dark adult fantasy with ease, as Ninth House weaves it spine-chilling spell with a sense of ominous foreboding. Multiple homicide, secret societies and some very disturbing occult practices suffuse this electrifying novel, that brings Bardugo to a whole new readership.
The mesmerizing adult debut from the New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo
Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse.
By age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most elite universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies, well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than she ever imagined...
Welcome to a world of secret societies and the occult that's perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke and Ben Aaronovitch.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 46 mm
'…a timely exploration of the use and abuse of power and gut-churning thriller that pulls no punches, with a strong female lead and a headlong plot' - The Guardian
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