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Waking Gods : Themis Files Book 2

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'Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z' PIERCE BROWN

A twenty-story-tall metallic figure appears in the middle of Regent's Park. The caretakers at London Zoo notice it first at around 4am. The figure, or robot, bears a great resemblance to the UN robot known as Themis . . .

Who made Themis?

It's been ten years since Themis - a giant alien metal robot - was revealed to the world by Dr Rose Franklin. It now stands at the heart of the Earth Defense Corps - in case the makers of Themis return to claim it.

Why did they leave it here?

Rose and her team are still seeking answers to Themis's origins when a second and even bigger robot appears in London's Regent's Park. A military response backfires, reducing half the city to bare earth.

And what if they come back?

As more robots appear across the world, Rose knows it's a race against time to discover where they've come from, what they want and - most importantly - how to stop them . . .


'Captivating' BUZZFEED

'A sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages' BLAKE CROUCH

'Non-stop action and adventure. In a word: unputdownable' KIRKUS
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 234g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405921919
  • 9781405921916
  • 81,375

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As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory * NPR * This stellar debut novel...masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction * Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) * Reminiscent of The Martian and World War Z, Sleeping Giants is a luminous conspiracy yarn that shoots for (and lands among) the stars * Pierce Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Red Rising * Praise for Sleeping Giants * - * A superb, powerful follow-up -- SciFiNow * - *
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About Sylvain Neuvel

Sylvain Neuvel has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants is the first in the Themis Files series, followed by Waking Gods and Only Human.
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