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Suspense, thrills and love in October Best Reads

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If only life came with instructions.


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There is nothing in the universe the cursed dragon, Falcyn, hates more than humanity . . . except Greek humans.


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No bodices were harmed in this historical romance.


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Together we'll save the world...Unless we kill each other first.


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“The Wrath Is Coming.” But They Don’T Know Where—Or When.


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PREORDER this sexy & emotional story about a single dad wild with grief and the strong survivor he hires as his nanny!



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Also by Neal Stephenson:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., June 2017
Paperback
Seveneves, May 2015
Hardcover
The Mongoliad, March 2013
Paperback
The Mongoliad: Book Two, October 2012
Paperback
The Mongoliad, April 2012
Paperback
Reamde, September 2011
Hardcover
Anathem, October 2009
Paperback
Odalisque, March 2006
Mass Market Paperback
King Of The Vagabonds, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback
Quicksilver, February 2006
Mass Market Paperback (reprint)
The Confusion, June 2005
Paperback (reprint)
The Cobweb, June 2005
Paperback
Interface, June 2005
Paperback
Cryptonomicon, November 2002
Mass Market Paperback
Snow Crash, May 2000
Paperback

Also by Nicole Galland:

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O., June 2017
Paperback
Stepdog, August 2015
Paperback
I, Iago, May 2012
Paperback

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.
Neal Stephenson, Nicole Galland

William Morrow
June 2017
On Sale: June 13, 2017
752 pages
ISBN: 0062409166
EAN: 9780062409164
Kindle: B01M0HPHR6
Paperback / e-Book
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Thriller Arcane | Suspense Arcane | Science Fiction

From bestselling author Neal Stephenson and critically acclaimed historical and contemporary commercial novelist Nicole Galland comes a captivating and complex near- future thriller combining history, science, magic, mystery, intrigue, and adventure that questions the very foundations of the modern world.

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London’s Crystal Palace—the world’s fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world "jams" the "frequencies" used by magic, and it’s up to Tristan to find out why.

And so the Department of Diachronic Operations—D.O.D.O. — gets cracking on its real mission: to develop a device that can bring magic back, and send Diachronic Operatives back in time to keep it alive . . . and meddle with a little history at the same time. But while Tristan and his expanding operation master the science and build the technology, they overlook the mercurial—and treacherous— nature of the human heart.

Written with the genius, complexity, and innovation that characterize all of Neal Stephenson’s work and steeped with the down-to-earth warmth and humor of Nicole Galland’s storytelling style, this exciting and vividly realized work of science fiction will make you believe in the impossible, and take you to places—and times—beyond imagining.

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