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Immortal Longings

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18th July 2023

Price: £18.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781399700429

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A BRAND NEW FANTASY FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

The only way to win, is to survive.

‘Each page is fierce and filled with yearning – I loved it’ ANDREA STEWART

Every year, thousands flock to San-Er, the dangerously dense capital twin cities of the kingdom of Talin, where the palace hosts a set of deadly games. Those confident in their ability to jump between bodies can enter a fight to the death – for the chance to win unimaginable riches.

Princess Calla Tuoleimi has been in hiding for five years, ever since she murdered her parents to free the people of Talin from her tyrannical family. Only one person stands in her way of finishing the job: her reclusive uncle King Kasa. However, she knows he always greets the victor of the games. If she wins, she will finally get the chance to kill him.

Enter Anton Makusa, whose childhood love has lain in a coma since they were both ousted from the palace. He’s deep in debt trying to keep her alive. Which means his last chance at saving her is entering the games and winning.

When Anton proposes an unexpected alliance with Calla, they quickly find their partnership spiraling into something all-consuming. But before the games close, Calla must decide what she’s playing for – her lover or her kingdom. For no matter what, only one of them can walk out alive . . .

#1 New York Times bestselling author Chloe Gong’s adult epic fantasy debut, inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.


*** READERS LOVE IMMORTAL LONGINGS ***

‘OH MY GOD I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK!Netgalley – 5 star review

‘The world of San-Er is possibly the most unique thing I’ve ever read and if you love The Hunger Games you will most certainly love this’ Netgalley – 5 star review

‘EXCUSE MEEE??? WHO GAVE CHLOE GONG THE RIGHT TO UTTERLY OBLITERATE MY MIND AND SOUL???’ Netgalley – 5 star review

5. big. shiny. stars. good f******g god dude she has done it AGAIN. NO MISSES. BANGER AFTER BANGER . . . AND I WILL ALSO BE SENDING MISS GONG MY THERAPY BILL. thank you very much’ Netgalley – 5 star review

The Hunger Games x 90s Asian Noir x Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. RUN DON’T WALK to pre-order this bad boy, trust me you need it in your life’ Netgalley – 5 star review

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Reviews

PRAISE FOR CHLOE GONG
Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War Arts Saga
Smart, imaginative, and brutal, Immortal Longings is a mind- and genre-bending epic that is as cutting and honest as it is unpredictable. Chloe Gong's assertive style is filled with razor's-edge prose, and her complex characters will hurt you, but in the most thrilling way. What a time to be alive for book lovers
Andrea Stewart, author of The Drowning Empire trilogy
Immortal Longings is a grab-you-and-won't-let-go sort of book, as brutal and merciless as its characters. Everyone has secret plans, and everyone's life exists on the edge of betrayal. Each page is fierce and filled with yearning - I loved it
Ryka Aoki, author of Light From Uncommon Stars
Gripping, bewildering, irresistible, Chloe Gong's Immortal Longings is a tour de force of Asian Futurism, a provocative examination of self and destiny that melds the ruthless sensuality of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the visceral urgency of The Hunger Games. This book left me breathless!
Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire
I'm a simple girl: I see Chloe Gong, I read. She never disappoints, breathing fresh life into familiar tales that somehow still surprise, and in her adult debut Gong has taken her pitch-perfect characterisation, vivid worldbuilding, and ability to gut-wrench readers with a single line to new heights. Prepare for a read that will leave your heart as bloody as the contestants of the deadly San-Er games
Glamour.co.uk
Immortal Longings sounds like the perfect mix of suspense and romance
The Fantasy Hive
In true Shakespearean fashion Gong ends her final act with high-drama, bloodshed and much to leave you gasping over. Immortal Longings is an edge-of-your-seat kind of read, the kind that is enticing and more than a little bit wicked
Grimdark Magazine
Full of betrayal, complex characters and dubious morality
Voice Magazine
Chloe Gong masterfully intertwines intricate world-building, morally layered characters, and a riveting narrative in her debut adult novel
Financial Times
A slice of fantasy action-adventure that offers plenty of bloodletting and lusty craving
Good Housekeeping
The violent cities of San-Er and their complex politics come to life in this immersive, action-packed novel inhabited by characters impossible to let go of until the last page