The Orphanage of Gods
By Helena Coggan
Imaginative, thrilling and highly readable fantasy novel from a bright young voice. Perfect for fans of the DIVERGENT series.
'The next J. K. Rowling' (Today Programme, USA)
In the glass city of Amareth, on a hill above a river, is an orphanage patrolled by soldiers with guns. Inside are the children left behind by the long-ago war in which humans all but wiped out their gods.
Until they grow up, no one will know which are human, and which are not. Children who reveal hidden powers vanish from their beds. The Guardsmen discover every god, in the end. No one has ever escaped - until now.
One day Hero, a seventeen-year-old half-god, breaks out of the orphanage and flees north with her brother Joshua. But the murderous Guard are on their tail, and they have something Hero wants desperately: her sister Kestrel, held captive in a towering stone prison in the northern sea.
To survive and rescue Kestrel, Hero must outwit more than just the Guard. Lying in wait for them are a ragged band of gods-in-hiding, who promise help in exchange for eternal loyalty. Hero does not want to trust them - but as winter draws in and even Joshua begins to turn against her, her world starts to feel impossibly dangerous . . .
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 Mar 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