Mortal Coils

Mortal Coils

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Nothing interesting ever happened to fifteen-year-old orphans Eliot and Fiona while they've lived in the strict, oppressive household of their grandmother. A chance visit, however, reveals that there is much more to the twins. They are the offspring of a goddess and Lucifer, Prince of Darkness.

Now, to settle the epic custody battle between these two families, the fallen angels create three diabolical temptations, and the gods fashion three heroic trials to test Eliot and Fiona. More than ever they need to stick together to survive and to learn how to use their budding supernatural abilities . . . for family allegiances are ever-shifting in the ancient, secret world they have entered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 137.16 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765317974
  • 9780765317971
  • 421,671

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..".a sparkling and complicated story filled with dangerous, intriguing events and characters." --Publishers Weekly

..".this epic five-volume series started by "Mortal Coils" will be remembered as the author's magnum opus. Just a magnificent blend of magic, myth, dysfunctional families, imagination and storytelling, "Mortal Coils" is a future classic." --Fantasy Book Critic

"The exciting first novel of what promises to be an epic series." --Greg Bear, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Eon and Moving Mars

"Eric Nylund writes clean, plays hard and knows how to plot." --Michael Swanwick, award-winning author of Dragons of Babel
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About Eric Nylund

Eric Nylund is the author of the epic fantasy series that began with Mortal Coils and continues in All That Lives Must Die. He is also the author of several books in the bestselling Halo series--Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, and Halo: Ghosts of Onyxand--and The Resistors series for middle grade readers. Nylund earned degrees in chemistry at U.C. Santa Barbara and U.C. San Diego before leaving his Ph.D. program to become a writer. Besides writing his novels, he is the Director of Narrative Design at Microsoft Game Studios. He lives near Seattle on a rain-drenched mountain with his wife, Syne Mitchell, and their son.
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1,784 ratings
4.05 out of 5 stars
5 39% (701)
4 36% (639)
3 18% (321)
2 5% (86)
1 2% (37)
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