When Connor Giannopoulos discovers a Monument under his high school, he doesn't have any idea how much his life is going to change forever. It turns out that immortality and strength beyond his wildest dreams is a bit more responsibility than he bargained for.
All 16-year-old Connor is trying to do is avoid his ex-best friend when he stumbles upon a trapdoor to a secret chamber under his school. But when Sally Rodgers breaks into the same secret chamber looking for an ancient being, things take an unexpected turn . . . and Connor's life will never be the same again.
Along with the mysterious Sally and, later on, his new friend Locky, Connor discovers the Monuments - gods who have been buried for generations - who created the world and hid themselves away from humanity to keep everyone safe. But now they're exposed and vulnerable, and Connor isn't sure who, himself included, can be trusted with the knowledge and the power these gods have.
Monuments is the first book in an exciting duology from YA star, Will Kostakis. Look out for the gripping conclusion, Rebel Gods, out in 2020.
A Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book 2019
'page-turning adventure fiction peppered with humour, romance and high-stakes dramatic reversals' Sydney Morning Herald
'lots of fun and a lot of dry humour . . . action-packed' Better Reading
Will Kostakis is an award-winning author for young adults. His first novel, Loathing Lola, was released when he was just nineteen, and his second, The First Third, won the 2014 Gold Inky Award. It was also shortlisted for the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year and Australian Prime Minister's Literary awards.
The Sidekicks was his third novel for young adults, and his American debut. As a high school student, Will won Sydney Morning Herald Young Writer of the Year for a collection of short stories.
Will's first fantasy novel, Monuments, was released in 2019 and is a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable book. The sequel, Rebel Gods, follows in 2020.