From the international bestselling author of Vampire Academy, Richelle Mead, comes book two in the Age of X series, The Immortal Crown.
In the wake of Gameboard of the Gods, religious investigator Justin March and the beautiful supersoldier assigned to protect him, Mae Koskinen, have become firmly enmeshed in investigating reports of the supernatural and the return of the gods both inside and outside their country's borders. With this highly classified knowledge comes a shocking revelation: not only are the gods vying for control of humans, but the Elect – those special humans marked by the divine – are turning against each other in bloody fashion.
Justin and Mae's mission takes a new twist when they find themselves assigned to a diplomatic delegation headed by Lucian Darling, Justin's old friend and rival, into Arcadia: the Republic of United North America's dangerous neighbouring country. Here, in a society where women are commodities and religion is intertwined with the government, Justin discovers powerful forces at work even as he struggles to come to terms with his own reluctantly-acquired deity. Meanwhile, Mae – grudgingly posing as Justin's concubine – has taken on a secret mission of her own: finding the illegitimate niece her family smuggled away years ago. But with Justin and Mae resisting the resurgence of the gods in Arcadia, a reporter's fortuitous connection with someone close to Justin back home threatens to expose their mission and the divine forces the government is determined to keep secret.
About the Author
Richelle Mead is an international bestselling author of fantasy books for both adults and teens. Her Georgina Kincaid series follows a reluctant succubus, while her Dark Swan series features a shamanic mercenary caught up in fairy affairs. Over on the young adult side, Richelle writes the much-acclaimed Vampire Academy series and its spin-off, Bloodlines, about a secret society keeping the vampire world hidden from humans.
Richelle's books have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and received honors from the American Library Association. Her books have been translated into over two dozen languages, as well as transformed into graphic novels. A lifelong reader, Richelle loves mythology and wacky humor. When not writing, she can be found spending time with her family, buying dresses, and watching bad reality TV.
PRAISE FOR RICHELLE MEAD AND "GAMEBOARD OF THE GODS" "After years of YA, the author has finally returned to her adult roots with an ambitious (and sexy!) sci-fi outing." - EntertainmentWeekly.com "This brilliant book is a miracle. Think "American Gods" with the romantic heart of "Vampire Academy". What's the point of world-building if you aren't building something and someone to love? I'm in love with every character in this book. How do I know? When I got to the last page I turned to the first and started again, thinking "this is why I read"." -Margaret Stohl, "New York Times" bestselling author of" Icons" "Vivid world-building, whip-fast pacing, and a layered plot combine to make "Gameboard of the Gods" a riveting read!" - Melissa Marr, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Arrivals" "The book is fast paced and suspenseful...A promising first book in a projected series." - "Booklist" "Provocative and dark--"Gameboard of the Gods" is epic in scale and impossible to put down." - Kami Garcia, #1 "New York Times" bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures novels & author of "Unbreakable" "Why you should read it: ....It's dark, it's fantastical, and the chemistry is just wow!" - USAToday.com Happy Ever After
Series: Age of X
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 28th May 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 23.4
Edition Number: 2