They were the Chosen Ones. Saving the world made them heroes. Saving it again might destroy them.
The mesmerising adult debut from Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent.
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
A thrilling mix of fantasy and sci-fi by the Divergent writer * The Sun * I, for one, cannot wait to discover what's next for our Chosen Ones * The Book Wraiths Nook * Original and very creative * ThatBookGal Blogs * Roth offers the reader transportation to a rich, well thought out, magical world that also deals with more adult themes around mental health, death, and loss * The Nerd Daily * A skilled storyteller, Roth examines issues of racism and responsibility in a well-plotted supernatural thriller * The Guardian * A thoroughly engrossing read. Sloane is a wonderfully surly protagonist, her teammates are all vividly drawn, the dialogue is a lot of fun and the central mysteries bubble along intriguingly * SFX * Billed as her first novel for adults, the latest super-readable book by the author of the Divergent series sets out to show that Superheroes have Come of Age . . . [A] breezy, sharply characterized take on what superheroes do after their final battle * The Times * Complex and hard-hitting . . . amazingly written * Rache's Rambling Reviews * There's a lot of magic and action to make for a propulsive plot, but much more impressive are the character studies as Roth takes recognizable and beloved teen-hero types and explores what might happen to them as adults. Roth makes a bold entrance to adult fantasy. * Kirkus, Starred Review * 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 * With Chosen Ones, Veronica Roth keeps you guessing: playing with perception, multiverse theory, and the struggles that go along with being 'chosen' to save the world . . . She's created a universe that you never want to leave * Amber Benson, author of The Witches of Echo Park * 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 * A hugely-imagined, twisty, turning tale that leads through the labyrinths of magic and war to the center of the heart * Diana Gabaldon, author of Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone from the New York Times best-selling Outlander series * This dark, complex novel rocked my heart and left me with a renewed sense that saving the world is a job that never ends. You'll never look at fantasy heroes the same way again * Charlie Jane Anders, Hugo & Nebula Award winning author of ALL THE BIRDS IN THE SKY *
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