Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder & Stoughton
Hodder & Stoughton
#1 Sunday Times bestselling author Chloe Gong's adult epic fantasy debut, inspired by Shakespeare's Anthony and Cleopatra, is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.
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
** PRAISE FOR CHLOE GONG ** - .
Chloe Gong's These Violent Delights plants a Shakespearean classic in the rich soil of 1920s Shanghai, allowing her characters to grow, flourish, and steal your heart while warring against their own - Joan He, author of Descendant of the Crane on These Violent Delights
Gong ensnares readers with a delicious tale of family rivalries and forbidden love all set against the glittering backdrop of 1920s Shanghai. Don't miss this dark and beautiful retelling of Romeo and Juliet! - Emiko Jean, author of Empress of All Seasons on These Violent Delights
A deliciously dark twist on Romeo and Juliet that feels vibrant, modern, and wholly exciting. Gong's writing brims with energy. I was swept away to her dark Shanghai from the first page and never wanted to leave! - Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire on These Violent Delights
Heady, smart, and vicious, These Violent Delights strikes every note with precision, layering romance and politics into a roaring 20s Shanghai of both monsters and monstrous imperialism - Tessa Gratton, author of The Queens of Innis Lear on These Violent Delights
Chloe Gong is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Secret Shanghai novels, as well as the Flesh and False Gods trilogy. Her books have been published in over twenty countries and have been featured in the New York Times, PEOPLE, Forbes and more. She is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she double-majored in English and International Relations. Born in Shanghai and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Chloe is now located in New York City, pretending to be a real adult.