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The Gods Below

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780356520674

Price: £22

ON SALE: 5th September 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘Stewart’s worlds are some of the most exceptionally inventive in modern fantasy. A must read!’
Shannon Chakraborty

After a divine war shattered the world, humanity struck a pact with the god Kluehnn: in return for regular tribute of magical gems, Kluehnn would restore the world to its former glory. But as each land is transformed, so too are its people changed into strange new forms – if they survive at all.

Hakara is not willing to pay such a price. Desperate to protect herself, and her sister Rasha, she flees her homeland for the safety of a neighbouring kingdom. But tragedy strikes when they’re separated, and Hakara is forced to abandon Rasha to an unknown fate.

Yet when Hakara discovers she can channel the power of the magical gems, she’s invited to join a clandestine plot to destroy the God Pact. To win Hakara to their cause, the conspirators reveal a startling secret: Rasha is alive – and they can help rescue her.

But only if Hakara goes to war against a god.

The Gods Below begins an epic new fantasy series from Sunday Times bestselling author Andrea Stewart, where two sisters find themselves on opposite sides of a war against gods

Praise for Andrea Stewart:

‘One of the best fantasy novels I’ve read in a long time . . .This book is truly special’ Sarah J. Maas

‘Epic fantasy at its most human and heartfelt . . . inventive, adventurous and wonderfully written’ Alix E. Harrow

‘Brilliant world-building, deep intrigue and incredible heart’ Megan E. O’Keefe

‘Action-packed, must-read epic fantasy . . . One of the best debut fantasy novels of the year’ Buzzfeed

‘This brilliant fantasy debut has announced Andrea Stewart as quite possibly the best newcomer of the year’ Novel Notions

Other books by Andrea Stewart

The Drowning Empire series
The Bone Shard Daughter
The Bone Shard Emperor
The Bone Shard War

Reviews

The Gods Below is the best kind of epic fantasy, balancing breathtakingly imaginative worlds with complex, deeply felt characters. This is a story of ancient gods and magical transformations; it's also the story of desperate people fighting for those they love, and undergoing transformations of different kinds. Intricate, propulsive, and beautiful - I loved it
H. G. Parry
The Gods Below is as breathtaking as its magic system promises. Expect old gods, altered beings, magic stones, fighting, romance, and rollicking good fun. Stewart's newest series cements her as a bright voice in the fantasy genre
L. R. Lam
Andrea Stewart is a master of building worlds with a burning, beating heart. This first in her new trilogy is an epic and heart rending struggle between gods and mortals, lovers and siblings as each must pick a side to survive. Each twist of the tale is a twist of the knife, and every turn drags you closer to a bloody and powerful conclusion. As a reader, I found myself leaping from chapter to chapter, breathless and desperate to find out what happens next. Stewart is a writer of genius and brilliance, and I can't wait to see where this trilogy leads
Hannah Kaner