Gameboard of the Gods

Gameboard of the Gods

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The truth is, when you banish the gods from the world, they eventually come back--with a vengeance. In the near future, Justin March lives in exile from the Republic of United North America. After failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims, Justin is surprised when he is sent back with a peculiar assignment--to solve a string of ritualistic murders steeped in seemingly unexplainable phenomena. Justin's return comes with an even bigger shock: His new partner and bodyguard, Mae Koskinen, is a praetorian, one of the Republic's technologically enhanced supersoldiers. Mae's inexplicable beauty and aristocratic upbringing attract Justin's curiosity and desire, but her true nature holds more danger than anyone realizes. As their investigation unfolds, Justin and Mae find themselves in the crosshairs of mysterious enemies. Powers greater than they can imagine have started to assemble in the shadows, preparing to reclaim a world that has renounced religion and where humans are merely gamepieces on their board.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 484 pages
  • 106 x 170 x 32mm | 240g
  • Signet Book
  • United States
  • English
  • 045146799X
  • 9780451467997
  • 50,177

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-This brilliant book is a miracle. Think American Gods with the romantic heart of Vampire Academy. What's the point of world-building if you aren't building something and someone to love? I'm in love with every character in this book. How do I know? When I got to the last page I turned to the first and started again, thinking this is why I read.- -Margaret Stohl, New York Times bestselling author Icons -Vivid world-building, whip-fast pacing, and a layered plot combine to make Gameboard of the Gods a riveting read!- -Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of The Arrivals -The book is fast paced and suspenseful...A promising first book in a projected series.- - Booklist -This brilliant book is a miracle. Think American Gods with the romantic heart of Vampire Academy. What's the point of world-building if you aren't building something and someone to love? I'm in love with every character in this book. How do I know? When I got to the last page I turned to the first and started again, thinking this is why I read.---Margaret Stohl, New York Times bestselling author of Icons -A genuinely interesting, well-written, entertaining story...Justin and Mae have real chemistry.---Tor.com -This book is fast-paced and suspenseful...a promising first book in a projected series.---Booklist -Provocative and dark--Gameboard of the Gods is epic in scale and impossible to put down.---Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of the Beautiful Creatures series -It's dark, it's fantastical, and the chemistry is just wow!---USA Today -After years of YA, [Mead] has finally returned to her adult roots with an ambitious (and sexy!) sci-fi outing.---Entertainment Weeklyshow more

About Richelle Mead

Richelle Mead is the author of the international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series. Her love of fantasy and science fiction began at an early age when her father read her Greek mythology and her brothers made her watch Flash Gordon. She went on to study folklore and religion in college, and when not writing, Richelle spends her time drinking lots of coffee, watching reality TV, and shopping for dresses. She works in her pajamas and has a passion for wacky humor--especially if the 1980s are involved. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives with her family in Seattle, Washington.show more

Rating details

13,885 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 33% (4,593)
4 38% (5,231)
3 20% (2,826)
2 6% (836)
1 3% (399)

Our customer reviews

Did I enjoy this book: It intrigued me. Mead�¢??s characters are addictingly complex; I�¢??d have kept reading even if the story didn�¢??t keep up. Luckily, the world of RUNA is just as exciting as its population, and I found myself in one of my favorite situations �¢?? way too attached to a group of fictional characters to stop reading for any reason (which is why, friends, my family had cereal for dinner last night). Gameboard of the Gods is dark and delicious, and I can�¢??t wait to read the next book. Would I recommend it: Yes. Do it! As reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Books. Disclosure: I was asked to review the second book in the Age of X series by Penguin Publishing, and because I hadn�¢??t read the first book yet I purchased and reviewed it without being asked to do so.show more
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