Be My Enemy

Be My Enemy : Book 2 of the Everness Series

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'The kind of airship-dueling, guns-blazing fantasy that makes me wish I could pop through to the next reality over, join the Airish, and take to the skies' Paolo Bacigalupi

Everett Singh has escaped from his enemies with the Infundibulum: the key to all the parallel worlds. But his freedom has come at a price: the loss of his father to one of the billions of parallel universes in the Panopoly.

E1 was the first Earth to create the Heisenberg Gate, the means to jump between worlds, but it was quarantined long ago. No one goes in . . . and nothing comes out. But E1 has something that Everett needs: the means to find his father.

It's lucky that he has the support of Airship Captain Anastasia Sixsmyth, her daughter Sen and the unique crew of the Everness, because Everett is about to discover the horrifying secret of E1 - and with it, his deadliest enemy!

'Romantic, action-packed, wildly imaginative and full of heart' Cory Doctorow
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 139 x 223 x 35mm | 526g
  • Jo Fletcher Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1780876688
  • 9781780876689
  • 1,645,834

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'This novel is a perfect example of what a YA novel ought to be. It is exciting enough to capture the readership of all ages and deep enough to satisfy the adult reader without losing the younger ones' Birmingham SF Group. * Birmingham SF Group * 'Full of suspense, action and stunning writing' British Science Fiction Association. * British Science Fiction Association * 'Everness is a series to watch out for ... an excellent techno-thriller' Book Plank. * Book Plank * One of the best examples of quality, riveting YA science fiction I have ever read. I love the diverse characters, the amazing alternate worlds and the focus on awesome technology. I like Everett because his Punjabi heritage doesn't define him, but nor is it mentioned as a quirk to make him seem exotic * Waiting on Wednesdays * There is a marvellous chemistry between Everett and Sen that feels so natural and real that that I can safely say they are currently one of my favorite young adult pairs . . . the Everness books tempt you into deeper thought and reflection. Those other books are but a snack - but these, these are the meal * Not Yet Read * I am eager to explore much more adventures with Everett through the limitless parallel universes and so should you! * Book Plank * A series to watch out for: it's turning into an excellent techno-thriller, it has a lot of action, cool science fiction stuff, it's a lot of fun to read and is one big unparalleled adventure! * Book Plank * Completely surpassed my every expectation and entertained me to the end * Upcoming4.Me * Following on from his brilliant Planesrunner, Ian McDonald has returned to his multiverse series to create a sequel that is full of suspense, action and stunning writing in this YA standout * British Science Fiction Association * Chock-full of action and adventure, tension and edge-of-your-seat moments. Definitely just as good as the first book and a very good follow-up * Draumr Kopa * Another fun, fast read. There are times when these books just sparkle with innovation and adventure and humour . . . A blast from start to finish * * Smart, clever and abundantly original, with suspense that grabs your eyeballs, this is real science fiction for all ages . . . More! More! * Kirkus, Starred Review * These books in the Everness series just get better and better. Action, adventure and rollicking good fun! * Bibliosanctum * Action-packed, fun, well-composed and very well-written. Everett is a great protagonist . . . The Everness series is a must-read (or listen), and both the print and audio editions are fantastic * Civilian Reader * His science is believable and deftly handled, his characters crackle with life, his multiverse is fascinating and the plot is driven with intrigue, emotion and conflict. The Everness books are wonderfully and beautifully written, epitomising what YA literature should be: hugely entertaining yet thoughtful and intelligent * The Book Beard * Great storytelling and first-class speculation . . . The Everness series is a fascinating panoply of what-might-bes. It's imaginative fiction at its finest * Quicksilver Reads * An intelligent and exciting series that despite its young adult moniker is an excellent read for all ages . . . The strange and bizarre alternate realities are true feats of imagination * Upcoming4.Me *
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About Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald is one of Britain's most awarded and critically acclaimed SF writers for adults and young people. He has won almost every major award in the SF field, including the Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, John W. Campbell and British SF Awards and the Kurd-Lasswitz-Preis. He lives in Belfast.
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3 31% (148)
2 4% (18)
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