The Electric Heir
Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer's image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget--that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.
Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer's crimes, he's determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control--and that Noam is plotting against him--Noam's dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer's protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.
Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara's attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer's web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.
- Paperback | 480 pages
- 137.16 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
- 17 Mar 2020
- Amazon Publishing
- Seattle, United States
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"The themes of immigration, deportation, racism, and martial law are so relevant...a satisfying conclusion." --Booklist
"[A] striking, cathartic conclusion to the Feverwake duology...Victoria Lee weaves together a compelling, terrifyingly plausible landscape of revolution with an intricate and original system of magic...Lee's Feverwake novels remind us that we deserve a better future, that there is real magic in fighting for justice--and that within the fight, we are not alone." --Tor.com
"The Electric Heir kindles all the beloved facets of the first book, from its realistic and flawed characters to its striking twists and turns, decisions and consequences that both enrage and enrapture you. An electrifying and worthwhile conclusion, The Electric Heir is the perfect send-off for the Feverwake series and its beloved characters." --The Young Folks
"This has been by far, one of the most riveting reads of 2020...It's dark, it's romantic, rife with tension, and it builds to this incredible crescendo." --The Nerd Daily
"The dark and harrowing conclusion to The Fever King will stick with you long after you finish reading it, and with such an electrifying romance, Lee will break your heart and make you like it." --Ashley Poston, bestselling author of Geekerella and Heart of Iron
"Victoria Lee has created a world as brutal as it is familiar, filled with nuanced and undeniably human characters. Sharp, unyielding, and utterly magnetic, The Electric Heir is a ferocious gut punch of a novel that will leave you gasping for breath." --Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come a Darkness
"Gritty and gloriously intelligent, The Electric Heir is that rare novel that combines no-punches-pulled brutality with an understated yet poignant sense of tenderness. Youʼll come for the cleverness and intricacy of the world building, but youʼll stay for the complex, heartbreaking humanity of these characters." --Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing