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Title:
Coldfall wood
Author:
Savile, Steve, author.
ISBN:
9781250077875
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Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
368 pages ; 22 cm.
Abstract:
"Steven Savile returns to the world of Glass Town with this gritty new fantasy where reluctant hero Julie Gennaro will combat a forgotten god. Every legend promises the same thing: at the time of the land's greatest need the heroes shall return. What they don't mention is that we are the greatest threat our green and pleasant land has ever known. In the legends, saving the land never involves the slaughter of its inhabitants. Legends lie. In a single night six girls who have never met and bear no relation to each other are struck down by a mysterious sickness that leaves them in persistent vegetative state. Across the city an old woman who hasn't opened her eyes in years finally wakes. Her first words are: The Horned God is Awake. One for one. Josh is about to learn the terrible truth behind these three words seared in the floor of his crazy grandfather's flat. He is all that stands between our world and the cleansing fire of the once and future king. The question Josh and Julie must answer, how do you kill a god the world has forgotten about?"-- Provided by publisher.

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Summary

Steven Savile returns with Coldfall Wood , a gritty new fantasy about a reluctant hero combatting a forgotten god.

Every legend promises the same thing: at the time of the land's greatest need the heroes shall return. What they don't mention is that we are the greatest threat our green and pleasant land has ever known, or that our obsession with concrete and steel, with technology and advancement, is slowly killing the land. In the legends saving the land never involves the slaughter of its inhabitants. Legends lie.

In the last primeval woodland of London an ancient force stirs, issuing the call.

His voice echoes in the minds of the disaffected and disenfranchised, the doomed youth of the city: Rise up!
In a single night, six girls who have never met and bear no relation to each other are struck down by a mysterious sickness that leaves them in persistent vegetative state. Across the city an old woman who hasn't opened her eyes in years finally wakes. Her first words are: The Horned God is Awake. Soon the puzzling truth emerges. Each Sleeper's final words were the same dire warning .

One for one . The message was seared into the floor, along with all of the craziness a hundred year old obsession had amassed. With the children disappearing across the city, two men are about to learn the terrible truth behind those three words. They are all that stand between our world and the cleansing fire of the once and future king. The question our heroes must answer: how do you kill a god the world has forgotten about?


Author Notes

STEVEN SAVILE has written for popular franchises including Doctor Who , Torchwood , Stargate , and Sherlock Holmes . He was a finalist in the People's Book Prize in the UK and has won the Lifeboat Foundation's Lifeboat to the Stars Award and the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers Scribe Award. He wrote the storyline for the bestselling computer game Battlefield 3, and his novel Silver was one of the top thirty bestselling novels of 2011 in the UK.


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Booklist Review

Jules Gennaro is desperately trying to forget the events of Glass Town (2017). Just when he and his friends think all the supernatural horror is behind them, several teenagers go missing, while others fall into comas. When a teen wakes up and repeatedly communicates the Horned God is awake,"" Jules and co. realize that by dispatching the villain Seth Lockwood, they have opened the door to far worse: Arawn, his children, and the Wild Hunt. Savile slowly builds the horror as the Horned God and his followers fight to take back their land. The world building is excellent, the blend of fantasy, horror, and mythology is seamless, and the story leads to an unexpected climax.--Lynnanne Pearson Copyright 2018 Booklist


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