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Middlegame

Middlegame

"I was new to Seanan McGuire. I didn't know what a treat I was in for, characters so crisp and *human* their outlines pressed against the page. The scope may be grand—alchemical experiments in the embodiment of the fundaments of the universe—but all the work is tight and close and personal: two siblings and their loss and loneliness and vulnerability."

Story B.

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Author Seanan McGuire
Publisher Tor.com
Publication Date 2019-05-07
Section New Hardcover - Fiction / Science Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Story B.
Type New
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ISBN 9781250195524

New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame. Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story. Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math. Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet. Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own. Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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