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Carolyn’s not so different from the other human beings around her. She’s sure of it. She likes guacamole and cigarettes and steak. She knows how to use a phone. She even remembers what clothes are for. After all, she was a normal American herself, once.

That was a long time ago, of course—before the time she calls “adoption day,” when she and a dozen other children found themselves being raised by a man they learned to call Father. Father could do strange things. He could call light from darkness. Sometimes he raised the dead. And when he was disobeyed, the consequences were terrible. In the years since Father took her in, Carolyn hasn’t gotten out much. Instead, she and her adopted siblings have been raised according to Father’s ancient Pelapi customs. They’ve studied the books in his library and learned some of the secrets behind his equally ancient power. Sometimes, they’ve wondered if their cruel tutor might secretly be God.

Now, Father is missing. And if God truly is dead, the only thing that matters is who will inherit his library—and with it, power over all of creation. As Carolyn gathers the tools she needs for the battle to come, fierce competitors for this prize align against her. But Carolyn can win. She’s sure of it. What she doesn’t realize is that her victory may come at an unacceptable price—because in becoming a God, she’s forgotten a great deal about being human.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “First rate…compulsively readable, with the deep, resonant magic of a world where reality is up for grabs.”

    Cory Doctorow, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A terrific book, full of dark mystery and genuine beauty.”

    Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Funny, horrifying, and original.”

    David Wong, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Wholly original…the work of the newest major talent in fantasy.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “An engrossing fantasy world full of supernatural beings and gruesome consequences.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Vivid…the dialogue sings…you’ll spend equal time shuddering and chortling.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Hawkins has created a fascinating, unusual world in which ordinary people can learn to wield breathtaking power—and he’s also written a compelling story about love and revenge that never loses sight of the human emotions at its heart. A wholly original, engrossing, disturbing, and beautiful book.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Narrator Hillary Huber infuses the three main narrators with very different but, in each case, engaging manners that contrast with the weird events they find themselves involved in. Huber draws on a vast store of voices and personalities to vividly portray the siblings and the many others who come within their sphere of influence. She maintains a subtle intensity that bursts into moments of explosive energy. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “A pyrotechnic debut…The most terrifyingly psychopathic depiction of a family of gods and their abusive father since Genesis.”

    Charles Stross, Hugo and Locus Award-winning author

  • “The most genuinely original fantasy I’ve ever read. Hawkins plays with really, really big ideas and does it with superb invention, deeply affecting characters, and a smashing climax I did not see coming.”

    Nancy Kress, Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Scott Hawkins lives in Atlanta with his wife and a large pack of foster dogs. When not writing he enjoys woodwork, cooking long and impractical recipes, and playing fetch with his dogs. He works as a computer programmer. The Library at Mount Char is his first novel.