From the author of Standard Deviation comes a wryly tender story of crises and cardboard boxes; of marriage and moving on. *Includes a free extract from Katherine Heiny's debut novel, Standard Deviation* 'Just as Jane Austen believed that four people cannot comfortably walk abreast, Charlene believes that three people cannot amicably move one person's belongings. At least not when two of the people used to be married to each other, and the marriage resulted in a bitter divorce in order for one of them to marry the third person' When Forrest's ex-wife Barbara calls on him to help her move out of the home they once shared, his second wife Charlie finds herself carrying not only dozens of boxes, but also the weight of their shared past. Barbara and Charlie first met twenty years ago when they volunteered at a suicide crisis hotline, and one night in particular is seared into Charlie's memory... From the author of Standard Deviation comes a wryly tender story of crises and cardboard...
The first book in this epic sci-fi trilogy, The Armor of God, is set in a once-beautiful planet razed by a malignant alien virus called the Laani. Having effectively shielded itself from the wreckage of the world, the last remaining human settlement is Roue. Within this domed city, the last humans live comfortable lives, awaiting their inevitable extinction.
In the year of his eighteenth birthday, Ezra Blanchard must take part in military service, but when the army discovers that Ezra's blood possesses extremely rare qualities, he is placed to be trained in Zenith, a top secret facility hidden from the citizens of Roue where Ezra discovers humanity’s last glimmer of hope: the Creux.
These mysterious suits of armor of unknown origin and unimaginable power are the only weapon capable of battling the Laani virus on a microscopic level, and one of them can only be piloted by Ezra, a young man who doesn’t even believe humanity has a future.
Ezra enters an exciting new world full of new friends, new enemies, and new challenges, quickly understanding that training to pilot the Creux is not easy for body, mind, or spirit, and that Zenith, and its inhabitants, could hold some very dark secrets.
Still haunted by the events that took place during his escape from Zenith, Ezra Blanchard and a small team of Creux pilots begin the dangerous road to the lost city of Kerek. It is in those ruins where they might find the pieces that will complete the Armor of God, humanity’s only chance to avoid annihilation.
Though he has mastered the Minotaur, Ezra soon discovers that the threat created by the laani doesn’t only exist on the outside, but also within him, and that not everything is as it seems. On their last-ditch effort to stop the rebirth of a destructive god, shocking truths will be revealed, some of which will change them forever.
The creatures spawned by the monstrous divinity Lys have begun their final march, and time is running out. Not everyone will survive in “The Unfinished World”, the epic sequel to “The Armor of God”.