Orphanage Of Gods

£8.99

In the glass city of Amareth, on a hill above a river, is an orphanage patrolled by soldiers with guns. Inside are the children left behind by the long-ago war in which humans all but wiped out their gods. Until they grow up, no one will know which are human, and which are not. Children who reveal hidden powers vanish from their beds. The Guardsmen discover every god, in the end. No one has ever escaped – until now. One day Hero, a seventeen-year-old half-god, breaks out of the orphanage and flees north with her brother Joshua. But the murderous Guard are on their tail, and they have something Hero wants desperately: her sister Kestrel, held captive in a towering stone prison in the northern sea. To survive and rescue Kestrel, Hero must outwit more than just the Guard. Lying in wait for them are a ragged band of gods-in-hiding, who promise help in exchange for eternal loyalty.

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Twenty years ago, the humans came for their gods.

In the bloody revolution, gods were all but wiped out. Ever since, the children they left behind have been imprisoned in an orphanage, watched day and night by the ruthless Guard. Any who show signs of divine power vanish from their beds in the night, all knowledge of their existence denied.

No one has ever escaped the orphanage.

Until now.

Seventeen-year-old Hero is finally free – but at a terrible price. Her sister has been captured by the Guard and is being held in a prison in the northern sea. Hero desperately wants to get her back, and to escape the murderous Guardsmen hunting her down. But not all the gods are dead, and the ones waiting for Hero in the north have their own plans for her – ones that will change the world forever . . .

As she advances further and further into the unknown, Hero will need to decide: how far is she willing to go to do what needs to be done?

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Praise for THE ORPHANAGE OF GODS

‘A twisting story full of surprises and rich, complex characters. Helena has created a beautifully written world of injustice, bravery and friendship‘ – Claire North, author of THE FIRST FIFTEEN LIVES OF HARRY AUGUST

Vivid and intense. Helena Coggan had me on the edge of my seat to the final page of this gripping new YA fantasy’ – Amanda Bouchet, USA Today bestselling author of The Kingmaker Chronicles

‘Helena Coggan’s lyrical story of gods and humans kept me riveted to the page. The plot pulses with action and the characters are beautifully complex. This is a book that sparks with adrenaline and longing, all the way to the final page’ – Rebecca Ross, author of The Queen’s Rising

‘If you’re looking for a dark but lyrical fantasy then this is the book for you’ – Lace and Dagger Books

‘[THE ORPHANAGE OF GODS] was entertaining while still having a lot of depth . . . I would definitely recommend it to others’ – Readers Enjoy Authors Dreams

‘This book. This BOOK! I loved it. Seriously. An all-encompassing total love. It’s my favourite book that I’ve read in a long time!‘ – 5-STAR reader review

Additional information

Weight 0.28 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 3.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

401

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K