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The Catalyst: Book One in the heart-stopping Wars of Angels duology - The Wars of the Angels (Paperback)

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'The next JK Rowling' (Today Programme, USA)

'An astounding achievement. I can't wait for the second book! *****' - Reader Review

'A great read for those who enjoyed The Hunger Games and Divergent. *****' - Reader Review

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Rose Elmsworth has a secret.

For eighteen years, the world has been divided into the magically Gifted and the non-magical Ashkind, but Rose's identity is far more dangerous. At fifteen, she has earned herself a place alongside her father in the Department, a brutal law-enforcement organisation run by the Gifted to control the Ashkind. But now an old enemy is threatening to start a catastrophic war, and Rose faces a challenging test of her loyalties.

How much does she really know about her father's past? How far is the Department willing to go to keep the peace? And, if the time comes, will Rose choose to protect her secret, or the people she loves?

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Further praise for Helena Coggan and The Catalyst

'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

'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro

'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed' - Observer

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444794656
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 308 g
Dimensions: 197 x 133 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The Catalyst is a complicated, rich world of magic and danger. While it seems simple at first, nothing is black and white, and nothing is what it seems. 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
'At the heart of this hugely ambitious story, by a 15-year-old newcomer, is a great big universal truth - we all think we're different. The Catalyst takes this idea and runs with it. This is a stunning debut, exploding with life, ideas and passion' * Daily Mail *
'Helena Coggan is only 15, and yet her debut novel has all the assurance of a writer in mid-stride. If young writers can overcome the stare of the blank page - and take care with characterisation - they can stand as an inspiration to all' * Guardian *
[The Catalyst is] very appealing and completely lively throughout. This was an absolutely impressive debut novel from a young voice who is fast going attract a huge following. Hunger Games eat your heart out. Loved it. Highly Recommended. -- Liz Loves Books
'The Catalyst was a gripping read. It is action-packed and not once are you left feeling bored or waiting for something to happen. What Helena brilliantly manages to create is suspense...a truly brilliant, gripping and suspenseful read' -- Laura's Little Book Blog
'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' * Metro *
The year's Divergent * Sun *
A phenomenal achievement... assured, frightening, action-packed * Observer *
'The next J.K. Rowling' -- Today Programme, USA

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Teresa at Bath

“a solid debut from a young writer with heaps of potential”

I picked this book up out of curiosity after learning that the author is only fifteen years old. The initial concept is intriguing and the book had so much potential to be another fantastic YA dystopia, but for me it... More

Paperback edition
3 similar books recommended
28th December 2015
Helpful? Upvote 53

“Angels, hybrids and magic!”

Four and a half stars!
I really enjoyed this book, it amazes me that it was written by someone so young. What an amazing imagination and such a well structured plot. The whole concept was fascinating and tied up... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
22nd March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 33

“An amazing debut from a very talented young author”

When I found out that the marvellous Eragon by Christopher Paolini was written when he was 15, I thought "wow, what an amazing talent for such a young writer!". I didn't think I would find something I... More

Hardback edition
3 similar books recommended
22nd April 2015
Helpful? Upvote 22

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