And there’s beauty, too. In the strength of sixteen-year-old protagonist Noam Álvaro as he leaves home to accept an offer from a government minister to learn the science behind magic. In the friendships that develop between Noam and his fellow students, who also survived their own infections and now train with the magic elite. And in the love that grows between Noam and the minister’s own teenager, who is equally capable of both tender intimacy and mystifying cruelty.
Set amid this imaginative world of beauty, magic, and political turmoil, Noam struggles to reconcile his newly discovered technopathy (his magical ability to control technology) with a lifelong desire to avenge the government’s mistreatment of everyone he’s ever known and loved. And then, he discovers that almost nothing he has learned to believe is as it seems.
Part thriller, part fantasy, part dystopia, and brimming with enough action and allegory to keep adult readers riveted, The Fever King hails the introduction of a talented and very exciting new storyteller who will appeal to teens and adults alike.
- Jason Kirk, Editor