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Sweet Harmony

Sweet Harmony

From the award-winning, bestselling Claire North comes a brand new standalone novella – a clever and unnervingly plausible dystopian tale set in the near future.

Harmony is tired. Tired of working so hard, tired of the way she looks, tired of being average.

But all that changes when she decides to splash out and upgrade her nanos. And why not? Everyone’s doing it now. With a simple in-app purchase, you can update the tech in your bloodstream to transform yourself – get enhanced brain power, the perfect body or a dazzling smile.

Suddenly, everything starts going right for Harmony. She’s finally becoming the person she always wanted to be. But when she ends up running too many upgrades on her body all at once, the effects will be more catastrophic than she could have imagined.


Praise for Claire North:

‘An original and even dazzling writer’ Kirkus

‘North goes from strength to strength’ Guardian

‘A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination’ Alex Marwood

‘North’s writing is terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness
The Pursuit of William Abbey

The Pursuit of William Abbey

‘MESMERIC, TERRIFYING AND WONDERFUL’ M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All the Gifts

‘I was cursed in Natal, in 1884. Cursed by truth and by blood. The shadow took to me, and we have been together since.’

From the bestselling and award-winning author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K comes a powerful new novel about a young man haunted by a ghost from his past, and by the dark crimes committed in the name of the British empire.

North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘An irresistible haunting thrill’ Joe Hill author of Horns and Locke and Key

Remarkable . . . One of the most moving, horrifying and gut-wrenching novels of the year’ NPR

‘A suspenseful tale of the truths that lie hidden in the human heart’ Kirkus

‘North goes from strength to strength’ Guardian

‘North’s most ambitious novel to date’ Locus

‘A master of ingenious plotting and feats of imagination’ Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls


Novels by Claire North:

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The End of the Day
84K
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey
The Gameshouse

The Gameshouse

Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. But few know all its secrets . . .

It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost though chess, backgammon – every game under the sun.

But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . where the games played are of politics and nations, of economics and kings. It is a contest where Capture the Castle involves real castles and where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent.

Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all . . .

From Claire North, author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and one of the most original new voices in modern fiction, comes the mesmerising tale of the Gameshouse, where games of chance and skill control the fate of empires.

*Originally published as three digital-only instalments: The Serpent, The Thief and The Master.*


Praise for Claire North:

‘One of the fiction highlights of the decade’ Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

‘North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘Little short of a masterpiece’ Independent

‘Poignant and intensely gripping’ Guardian

‘Terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness
The End of the Day

The End of the Day

***SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD***

‘Funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache’ Sunday Times

‘Extraordinary . . . wildly impressive” Lucy Hughes-Hallett, BBC Radio 4

‘Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful’ Kirkus

Sooner or later, death visits everyone. Before that, they meet Charlie.

Charlie meets everyone – but only once. Sometimes he is sent as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. Either way, this is going to be the most important meeting of your life.

The End of the Day is the stunning new story from Claire North, the voice behind the word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

‘Reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer’ Locus

‘Every one of the chapters is shaped with philosophical panache’ Guardian

‘Compelling . . . keeps the surprises coming until the very end’ San Francisco Chronicle


Works by Claire North:

Novels:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
The End of the Day
84K
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey

Digital novellas:
The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3
Waywalkers

Waywalkers

Sam Linnfer works part-time at a London university as a translator of obscure ancient texts. He’s a quiet chap with a few friends here and there, and an affection for cats. He’s also immortal and the Son of Time. In fact, you might know him better as Lucifer, the Devourer of Souls or the Devil. And with all the gods in Heaven about to go to war over ownership of Earth, you’re going to be extremely glad he’s not exactly the person legend makes him out to be – but that he does know how to handle a flaming sword …

The elder gods have risen.
The Firedancers have been called forth.
The armies of Heaven and Hell are stirring.
The ultimate battle has begun.

To survive, Earth will need more than just sympathy for the devil…

Waywalkers is the first volume in a stunning new series from teenaged sensation Catherine Webb.
Timekeepers

Timekeepers

Sam Linnifer returns to continue what he started in Waywalkers and rid the world of the deadly plots and schemes of the elder gods. But with Seth, Jehovah and Thor now in control of the dread Pandora Spirits Sam knows Earth’s only hope may rest in his unleashing the Light. But the power bestowed upon him at birth by his father Time could have deadly consequences for Sam himself. For in unleashing the Light, Sam must touch the minds of every human on Earth. To save the world, Sam may have to destroy himself…

Timekeepers is the stunning follow up to the acclaimed Waywalkers. You’ll meet Firedancers in London on a rainy summer night, walk the Ways between Earth and Heaven with Bhudda, hole up in a sleazy German bar with Adam, and find yourself trusting the one person you never dreamed you would.

In a war between Gods, where Earth is the battle ground and humans are expendable, you’ll need to have more than just sympathy for the Devil.
The Master

The Master

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.
The Thief

The Thief

The second 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 Gameshouse 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 . . .

In 1930s Bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The board is all of Thailand – and the seeker will use any means possible to hunt down his quarry – be it police, government, strangers or even spies . . .

The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
The Serpent

The Serpent

The first installment of the Gameshouse, a mesmerising tale of a mystical gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires.

In seventeenth century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse.

There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun.

But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league . . . a league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. It is a league where Capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles.

Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman who is about to play may just exceed everyone’s expectations.

Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules . . .

The three installments of the Gameshouse are also available in a single edition.
The Sudden Appearance of Hope

The Sudden Appearance of Hope

***WINNER OF THE WORLD FANTASY AWARD***

***CLAIRE NORTH SHORTLISTED FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES / PFD YOUNG WRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD***

My name is Hope Arden. I am the girl the world forgets.

It started when I was sixteen years old.

A father forgetting to drive me to school. A mother setting the table for three, not four. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger.

No matter what I do, the words I say, the crimes I commit – you will never remember who I am.

That makes my life tricky. It also makes me dangerous . . .

The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of a girl no one remembers, yet her story will stay with you for ever.

Praise for Claire North:

‘North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘Little short of a masterpiece’ Independent

‘Poignant and intensely gripping’ Guardian

‘Well-paced, brilliant and balanced’ New York Times

‘Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling . . . one of the fiction highlights of the decade’ Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

Also by Claire North:
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Touch
The End of the Day
84K
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey
Touch

Touch

The electrifying new thriller from the author of the acclaimed The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.

Kepler is like you, but not like you.

With a simple touch, Kepler can move into any body, live any life – for a moment, a day or for years.

And your life could be next.

SOME PEOPLE TOUCH LIVES. OTHERS TAKE THEM. I DO BOTH.

‘Just extraordinary’ Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go

‘North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘Dazzlingly imaginative’ Sunday Mirror

‘Breathless and brilliantly original’ Love Reading

‘Destined to be one of the biggest thrillers of the year’ Rick O’Shea, radio presenter

Discover the mesmerising new novel from one of the most original new voices in modern fiction.



Also by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award 2017)
The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2017)
84K
The Gameshouse
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

‘ONE OF THE FICTION HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECADE’ Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

Featured in the Richard and Judy Book Club, the BBC Radio 2 Book Club and the Waterstones Book Club
Winner of the John W. Campbell Award
Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award

SOME STORIES CANNOT BE TOLD IN JUST ONE LIFETIME

No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before.

Nothing ever changes – until now.

As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’

This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.

This is the extraordinary journey of one unforgettable character – a story of friendship and betrayal, loyalty and redemption, love and loneliness and the inevitable march of time. Perfect for readers of How to Stop Time by Matt Haig, The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

‘Utterly readable, utterly believable and compelling’ Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

‘Beautiful and gripping’ Guardian

‘An astonishing re-invention of the time-travel narrative. Bold, magical and masterful’ M. R. Carey, author of THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

‘Terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness

‘The writing is impeccable . . Plus Harry is a fascinating main character’ Heat

‘I don’t say this lightly but The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is one of the top ten books I’ve ever read’ James Dashner, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER


Also by Claire North

Novels:
Touch
The Sudden Appearance of Hope (winner of the World Fantasy Award)
The End of the Day (shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award)
84K (shortlisted for the Philip K. Dick Award)
The Gameshouse
The Pursuit of William Abbey

Digital novellas:
The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
The Master: Gameshouse Novella 3
Mirror Wakes

Mirror Wakes

Return to the magical Kingdoms of the Void for a whodunit mystery that morphs into a battle for the lives of every soul on Earth and beyond.
Laenan Kite repelled the Lords of Nightkeep, but he could not destroy them. (Though not from any lack of effort on his part, he’d like to point out.) Now, with deadly spells igniting across Haven, and the queen’s life at risk, Kite must counter a new threat to the Realm of Dreams – and discover who’s behind it. (And if you think that’s easy, you’ve obviously never been to Haven – they start on rumour and intrigue well before breakfast). Fingers are being pointed at the whiter-than-white Lord Rylam. He’s got no lands but bags of loot, so he’d definitely be up for the kind of mayhem and murder that leads to sudden vacancies in the throne room. But Kite’s not sure it’s that simple – and you better hope his instincts are right. Because if he goes after the wrong guy … we’ll be sucked into the kind of nightmare that Nightkeep can only dream of!
Electric pacing, sizzling dialogue and sparkling humour are the corner stones of this visually stunning sequel to the wonderful MIRROR DREAMS.
Mirror Dreams

Mirror Dreams

Every dream you’ve ever had, and every dream yet to come, exists somewhere in the Kingdoms of the Void. Every nightmare, too. Because there has to be balance – it’s the rules. Problem is, the Lords of Nightkeep aren’t big on rules. They’re more into Conquest, Fear, and Eternal Darkness For All. It takes an extremely powerful Void wizard like Leanan Kite to keep ’em in check. But right now Kite has other worries, and Nightkeep is growing strong. Its Lords hunger for power. And they’ve turned their gaze toward Earth…

Fast-paced, vividly imagined and blistering with sassy dialogue and humour, teen-sensation Catherine Webb’s debut novel is a unique and utterly contemporary fantasy for young adult readers.
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