Friday, May 21, 2010

Monsters of Men
Chaos Walking Book 3
By Patrick Ness
Walker Books

AUS RRP $32.95
NZ RRP $34.99

The wait is over. The electrifying finale in Patrick Ness’s multi-award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy is here

Monsters of Men is the highly anticipated crossover novel of 2010. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer. Set in a sinister world where men can hear each others thoughts, this is an epic, unflinching tale about the devastating realities of war. Since first publication in 2008, Chaos Walking has won seven major awards, won critical acclaim from every national newspaper and is already being heralded as the literary sensation of the decade.

In Monsters of Men, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions as a world-ending war surges to life around them. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And all the time, the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: to follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? Todd and Viola are left questioning all they have known, as they hurtle towards a shocking finale.  

Patrick Ness is an award-winning writer and the author of two acclaimed works of fiction for adults, as well as the Chaos Walking series. He was Booktrust’s first appointed online Writer in Residence and is a literary critic for the Guardian. He lives in London. Patrick was a guest at both Perth Writers Festival, WA and Somerset Writers Festival, QLD this year.

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