Smoke

Smoke: Imagine a world in which every bad thought you had was made visible…

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/04/2017
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Smoke
Brilliant. Cannot recommend this enough. Lovers of Philip Pullman have a new God.
For the fourth time this year, I have found my new favourite book. A gripping story, complex characters and a world rich with ideas. What would a world be... READ MORE
Georgie Matthews at Windsor

Synopsis

Imagine a world in which every bad thought you had was made visible. Where anger, hatred and envy appeared as a thick, infectious smoke pouring from your body, leaving soot on your skin. A society controlled by an elite who have learned to master their darkest desires.

Thomas and Charlie are friends at a boarding school near Oxford, where the children of the rich and powerful are trained to be future leaders. Charlie is naturally good, but Thomas's father was accused of a terrible crime, and Thomas fears that the same evil lies coiled inside him. Then, on a trip to London - a forbidden city shrouded in darkness - they learn all is not as it appears. So begins a quest to understand the truth about this world of smoke, soot and ash - and perhaps to change it.

'Mesmerising and imaginative ... a novel that tackles the most fundamental question of good versus evil' Hannah Beckerman, Observer

'Like an adult version of the Harry Potter books with a touch of Dickensian dystopia ...a sheer delight' Maxim Jakubowski, Lovereading

'A novel that stays in the imagination long after it is read' Adam Roberts, Guardian

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474600958
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Weight: 315g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 36 mm

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