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Gwenda Bond is the author of the young adult novels The Woken Gods and Blackwood, with Girl on a Wire coming in 2014. She has also written for Publishers Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Locus Magazine, and the Washington Post, among others. She has an MFA in Writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband, author Christopher Rowe, and their menagerie. Visit her online at www.gwendabond.com or @gwenda on twitter.
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Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world. This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school.
She lives in a transformed Washington, DC, the city now home to the embassies of divine pantheons and the mysterious Society of the Sun. But when our rebellious heroine encounters two trickster gods on her way back from school, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, an intriguing Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous relic. The Society needs it back, and they don't care how they get it.
From the author of Blackwood comes a divinely different fantasy that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Rick Riordan.
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On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.
Miranda Blackwood, a misfit girl from the island's most infamous family, and Phillips Rawlings, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can't dodge is each other.