From Claire North comes the final of three digital-only novellas set in the ingenious and thrilling world of the Gameshouse.
The third and final installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires.
The Gamehouse is an unusual institution.
Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of Chess, Backgammon - every game under the sun.
But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings . . .
And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward.
The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade - Judy Finnigan on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Beautiful and gripping - GUARDIAN on THE FIFST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful - M. R. Carey on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Beautifully written and structured . . . a remarkable book - BOOKLIST on THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST
Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, who wrote several novels in various genres before publishing her first major work as Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. It was a critically acclaimed success, receiving rave reviews and becoming a word-of-mouth bestseller. She has since published several hugely popular and critically acclaimed novels, won the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, and been shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. She lives in London.