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Middlegame

Seanan McGuire

Middlegame

New York Times bestselling and Alex, Nebula, and Hugo-Award-winning author Seanan McGuire introduces readers to a world of amoral alchemy, shadowy organizations, and impossible cities in the standalone fantasy, Middlegame.

Meet Roger. Skilled with words, languages come easily to him. He instinctively understands how the world works through the power of story.

Meet Dodger, his twin. Numbers are her world, her obsession, her everything. All she understands, she does so through the power of math.

Roger and Dodger aren’t exactly human, though they don’t realise it. They aren’t exactly gods, either. Not entirely. Not yet.

Meet Reed, skilled in the alchemical arts like his progenitor before him. Reed created Dodger and her brother. He’s not their father. Not quite. But he has a plan: to raise the twins to the highest power, to ascend with them and claim their authority as his own.

Godhood is attainable. Pray it isn’t attained.

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On Sale: 05/07/2019
ISBN: 9781250195517
ISBN10: 1250195519
528 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250195524
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About the Author

SEANAN McGUIRE is the author of the October Daye urban fantasy series, the InCryptid series, and other works. She also writes darker fiction as Mira Grant.

Seanan lives in Seattle with her...

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REVIEWS

"Roger and Dodger are the heart of this story. They're its pulse and purpose — these two supernaturally gifted kids who come off like kids. And this is the greatest trick McGuire pulls here … It's the kind of book where you want to reach into the page just to help them out, to warn them of what's coming. It blossoms."—NPR

“Satisfying on all levels of the reading experience: thrilling, emotionally resonant, and cerebral.”—Kirkus, starred review

"Imaginatively conceived, carefully constructed, fantastically written ... another delightful and captivating outing from Seanan McGuire."—bookreporter

"This is a fascinating novel by an author of consummate skill."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

"[Middlegame] deserves to be re-read because it’s just that good... If you’ve got a love for fantasy, you should read Middlegame."—Culturess

“[A]n ambitious piece of world building from a master of the craft . . . thoroughly engaging.”—Booklist

"McGuire sets a high bar for alchemy-based stories in this new stand-alone, twisting themes of time and space as seen through the eyes of children. . . . This singular work keeps readers thinking long after the final page."—Library Journal

"An excellent recommendation for those who enjoyed Lev Grossman's The Magicians and Lauren Oliver's Replica."—School Library Journal *starred* review

"Readers should come for the tightly constructed world and stay for the pleasure of watching the twins choose each other, come what may."—Shelf Awareness