The Orphanage of Gods
By Helena Coggan
Imaginative, thrilling and highly readable fantasy novel from a bright young voice. Perfect for fans of Victoria Aveyard.
'The next J. K. Rowling' (Today Programme, USA)
Twenty years ago, the humans came for their gods.
In the bloody revolution, gods were all but wiped out. Ever since, the children they left behind have been imprisoned in an orphanage, watched day and night by the ruthless Guard. Any who show signs of divine power vanish from their beds in the night, all knowledge of their existence denied.
No one has ever escaped the orphanage.
Seventeen-year-old Hero is finally free - but at a terrible price. Her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her - ones that will change the world forever . . .
As she advances further and further into the unknown, Hero will need to decide: how far is she willing to go to do what needs to be done?
Praise for Helena Coggan's 'The Catalyst'
'This year's Divergent' - Sun
'A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed' - Observer
'A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot' - Metro
Helena Coggan is a writer and student based in London. She wrote her first novel, The Catalyst, at the age of thirteen; it was published by Hodder and Stoughton two years later, and named as one of 2015's Debuts of the Year by the Guardian and Amazon. The second book in the duology, The Reaction, came out when she was sixteen. She has been called 'the next JK Rowling' by NBC's Today, and in 2016 she was named by the Guardian as one of the most influential teenagers in the world. She is currently studying physics at university, for the sole purpose of building a TARDIS one day. The Orphanage of Gods is her third novel.
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- Publication date:
21 Feb 2019
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Hodder & Stoughton
PRAISE FOR HELENA COGGAN — :
The next J. K. Rowling — Today Programme, USA
This year's Divergent — Sun
A phenomenal achievement . . . assured, frightening, action-packed — Observer
A pulsing, labyrinthine, emotionally visceral plot — Metro