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The Absolute Book: A Novel

The Absolute Book: A Novel (Hardback)

By Knox, Elizabeth

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The epic fantasy that's taking the world by storm--a bewitching story about a revenge killing, a mysterious scroll box that has survived centuries of fires, and the book that changed everything Majestic, brain-bending . . . Each time I thought the book was done surprising me, Kno...x . . . opened another gate and flung me through it. --Dan Kois, Slate Taryn Cornick believes that the past--her sister's violent death, and her own ill-conceived revenge--is behind her, and she can get on with her life. She has written a successful book about the things that threaten libraries: insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring . . . but not all of the attention it brings her is good. A policeman, Jacob Berger, questions her about a cold case. Then there are questions about a fire in the library at her grandparents' house and an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter, as well as threatening phone calls and a mysterious illness. Finally a shadowy young man named Shift appears, forcing Taryn and Jacob toward a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is epic, action-packed fantasy in which hidden treasures are recovered, wicked things resurface, birds can talk, and dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, from contemporary England to Auckland, New Zealand; from a magical fairyland to Purgatory. Above all, it is a declaration of love for stories and the ways in which they shape our worlds and create gods out of morals.
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ISBN 9780593296738
Released NZ 9 Feb 2021
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9780593296738
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Viking
Released 9 Feb 2021
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Knox, Elizabeth
Category Modern Fiction
Fantasy Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand
Number of Pages 640
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 40mm
Dewey Code 823.914
Weight 911g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Magic, Sisters, Good and evil, Revenge
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade