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‘An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed’ Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author

There was a time when the world burned. Now some want to set the fire again.

Once, the spirits of the mountain, sea and sky rose against humankind. They punished us for the heresies of the Burning Age – the time when we cared so little for the world that it went up in flames. We learned to fear them, honour them, and in the centuries of peace which followed, the spirits slept.

Ven used to be a holy man, studying texts from the ashes of the past, sorting secrets from heresies. But when he gets caught up in the political scheming of the Brotherhood, he finds himself in the middle of a war, fuelled by old knowledge and forbidden ambition. And as the land burns again, the great spirits stir . . .

Notes from the Burning Age is a spellbinding and visionary new novel from the multi-award winning Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Set in an age after the world has burned, this masterfully imaginative and moving story asks whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow.

Praise for Claire North:

North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘North is an original and even dazzling writer’ Kirkus

‘Claire North’s writing is terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness

‘North goes from strength to strength’ Guardian

‘A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination’ Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

Reviews

An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed
Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author