The mega-selling author of the DIVERGENT franchise delivers her masterful first novel for adults.
The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling adult debut from Veronica Roth, author of Divergent
They were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them.
When Sloane Andrews and her friends defeated the Dark One, and saved the world, it nearly cost them everything. Ten years later, they are still struggling to put the battle behind them and reclaim their lives. After all, the rest of the world has moved on . . . so why can't they?
Of the five, Sloane has had the hardest time adjusting. Everyone else blames the PTSD - and her huge attitude problem - but really, she's hiding secrets from them . . . secrets that keep her tied to the past and alienate her from the only four people in the world who understand her.
On the tenth anniversary of the Dark One's defeat, something unthinkable happens: one of the Chosen Ones dies. When the others gather for the funeral, they discover the Dark One's ultimate goal was much bigger than they, the government, or even prophecy could have foretold - bigger than the world itself.
Last time, it took everything she had. This time, it might not be enough.
'I can't remember the last time I was so engrossed' Stephanie Garber, bestselling author of the Caraval series
'This dark, complex novel rocked my heart . . . You'll never look at fantasy heroes the same way again' Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of All the Birds in the Sky
'A virtuoso performance' Blake Crouch, bestselling author of Dark Matter and Recursion
Roth has pulled off a virtuoso performance, conjuring a stunning thriller/fantasy/sci-fi chimera like nothing I've read before, a story of ex-heroes struggling with the trauma of their past, what it means to have once saved the world, and the dark side of destiny - Blake Crouch, bestselling author of DARK MATTER and RECURSION
Roth somehow manages to make universe-building look easy. She sets it all up - world, characters, premise - so smoothly that you hardly notice until you're a hundred pages in and hurtling down the tracks. An insightful exploration of desire and ambition that also touches on broader societal topics, including celebrity, social media, trauma and recovery - Charles Yu, bestselling author of INTERIOR CHINATOWN