The Heart of the Circle

The Heart of the Circle

3.81 (389 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.81 (389 ratings by Goodreads)

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Throughout human history there have always been sorcerers, once idolised and now exploited for their powers. In Israel, the Sons of Simeon, a group of religious extremists, persecute sorcerers while the government turns a blind eye. After a march for equal rights ends in brutal murder, empath, moodifier and reluctant waiter Reed becomes the next target. While his sorcerous and normie friends seek out his future killers, Reed complicates everything by falling hopelessly in love. As the battle for survival grows ever more personal, can Reed protect himself and his friends as the Sons of Simeon close in around them?File Under: Fantasy [ Love Squared | Stuck in the Margins | Emotional Injection | Fight the Power ]
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • Angry Robot
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0857668110
  • 9780857668110
  • 2,095,168

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"A fascinating and original urban fantasy... Landsman demonstrates virtuoso writing ability, building a fascinating plot, an impressive combination of sources of inspiration and rare emotional depth." "Keren Landsman did not write a good book, she wrote an excellent book." "An important step forward for the Israeli genre scene... it delivers a powerful, engrossing story." "Oh wow. Wow, this book. How am I supposed to write anything now?" "A bold new voice in Israeli fantasy... an enchanting debut." "Landsman's novel is exceptionally paced and full of intriguing characters and concepts" "unusual and compelling English-language debut." "Themes of oppression, acceptance, and betrayal are explored in this gripping sf thriller." "Everything about The Heart of the Circle is fresh and bright and joyful, even the hard parts. It's beautifully, artistically, artfully written, and it's entirely worth your time." "The best speculative fiction pushes the boundaries of real life to make a point; Landsman's novel... does just that in a masterful show of skill and understanding of the possibilities of the genre."
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About Keren Landsman

KEREN LANDSMAN is a mother, a writer, a medical doctor who specializes in Epidemiology and Public health, and a blogger. She is one of the founders of Mida'at, an NGO dedicated to promoting public health in Israel. She works in the Levinski clinic in Tel Aviv. She has won the Geffen Award three times, most recently for the short story collection Broken Skies.
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Rating details

389 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 31% (120)
4 36% (139)
3 21% (82)
2 8% (31)
1 4% (17)
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