The gameshouse is an unusual institution. And now, the ultimate player is about to step forward. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost though games of chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But a select few, who are picked to compete in the higher league, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, of economics and kings.
The Thief: Gameshouse Novella 2
In 1930s bangkok, one higher league player has just been challenged to a game of hide and seek. The gameshouse is an unusual institution. But a select few, know that some games are played for higher stakes - those of politics and empires, who are picked to compete in the higher league, of economics and kings .
. Many know it as the place where fortunes can be made and lost through games of chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. The board is all of thailand - and the seeker may use any means possible to hunt down his quarry - be it police, government, strangers or even spies.
The Serpent: Gameshouse Novella 1
There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun. In 17th century venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse. Though she must always remember: the higher the stakes, the more deadly the rules. It is a league where capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on a scale as big as the British Isles.
Not everyone proves worthy of competing in the higher league. But one woman, who is about to play, may just exceed everyone's expectations. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league. A league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings.
I do both. Others take them. Some people touch lives. As i died, my hand touched his. It was a long time ago. More by claire north:the gameshouse84kthe end of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. That's when the first switch took place.
I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. Touch is an electrifying thriller by the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. He tried to take my life. Suddenly, i was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die. Now switching is easy. Instead, I took his.
The End of the Day
Either way, this will be the most important meeting of your life. But who will come for charlie?"A fascinating exploration of what makes us human--and a riveting journey through life, and death. The bookbag"reaffirms the passion and ambition that have made North such a consistently intriguing writer. Locus more by claire north:the gameshouse84kthe End of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
Before that, they meet Charlie: the Harbinger. Sometimes he comes as a courtesy, sometimes as a warning. A novel about life and death and a quest for moral purpose, by the acclaimed author of word-of-mouth bestseller The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. Wholly original and hauntingly beautiful. Kirkus"funny, ambitious, immensely humane and full of philosophical panache.
Sunday timesSooner or later, Death visits everyone.
The Sudden Appearance of Hope
A mother setting the table for three, not four. The world fantasy award-winning thriller about a girl no one can remember, from the acclaimed author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. My name is hope arden, and you won't know who I am. It also makes me dangerous. The sudden appearance of hope is a riveting and heartbreaking exploration of identity and existence, about a forgotten girl whose story will stay with you forever.
More by claire north:the gameshouse84kthe end of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. A friend who looks at me and sees a stranger. No matter what i do, the crimes I commit, the words I say, you will never remember who I am. That makes my life difficult. A father forgetting to drive me to school.
But we've met before - a thousand times. It started when I was sixteen years old.
Dick award 2019. Theo works in the Criminal Audit Office. But dani's murder is different. And theo is going to find them and make them pay. He assesses each crime that crosses his desk and makes sure the correct debt to society is paid in full. These days, there's no need to go to prison - provided that you can afford to pay the penalty for the crime you've committed.
When theo finds her lifeless body, and a hired killer standing over her and calmly calling the police to confess, he can't let her death become just an entry on a balance sheet. A powerful dystopian vision of a world where money reigns supreme, from a World Fantasy Award-winning author. An extraordinary novel that stands with the best of dystopian fiction, with dashes of The Handmaid's Tale.
Cory doctorownominated for thE PHILIP K. The penalty for dani Cumali's murder: £84, 000 Someone is responsible. Perfect for fans of 1984 and never let Me Go, Claire North's moving and unnerving new novel will resonate with readers around the world. Previous books by claire north:the first fifteen lives of harry augusttouchthe Sudden Appearance of HopeThe End of the DayBy the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:A Madness of AngelsThe Midnight MayorThe Neon CourtThe Minority CouncilThe Glass GodStray Souls.
If you're rich enough, you can get away with murder.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
I nearly missed you, Doctor August, " she says. As harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. Nothing ever changes. Wildly original, funny and moving, the first Fifteen Lives of Harry August is an extraordinary story of a life lived again and again from World Fantasy Award-winning author Claire North.
Harry august is on his deathbed. I need to send a message. This is the story of what harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow. More by claire north:the gameshouse84kthe end of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August.
Until now. Again. No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before.
A Madness of Angels: Or The Resurrection of Matthew Swift
Two years after his untimely death, Matthew Swift finds himself breathing once again, lying in bed in his London home. Except that it's no longer his bed, or his home. His only concern now is vengeance. Vengeance upon his monstrous killer and vengeance upon the one who brought him back. And the last time this sorcerer was seen alive, an unknown assailant had gouged a hole so deep in his chest that his death was irrefutable.
. Despite his body never being found. He doesn't have long to mull over his resurrection, though, or the changes that have been wrought upon him.
Oliver was a very minor mage. The armadillo had about wet himself laughing. He was a very minor mage. Unfortunately, he was all they had. His attempts to summon elementals resulted in nosebleeds, pat you comfortingly, and there is nothing more embarrassing than having your elemental leave the circle to get you a tissue, and then disappear in a puff of magic.
His familiar reminded him of this several times a day. He only knew three spells, and one of them was to control his allergy to armadillo dander.
A league where the games played are of politics and empires, of economics and kings. But few know all its secrets. It is the place where fortunes can be made and lost through chess, backgammon - every game under the sun. But those whom fortune favors may be invited to compete in the higher league. Previous books by claire north:the first fifteen lives of harry augusttouchthe sudden Appearance of HopeThe End of the Day84KBy the same author, writing as Kate Griffin:A Madness of AngelsThe Midnight MayorThe Neon CourtThe Minority CouncilThe Glass GodStray Souls.
The world fantasy award-winning author of the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August presents a mesmerizing tale of a gambling house whose deadly games of chance and skill control the fate of empires. Everyone has heard of the Gameshouse. It is a league where capture the Castle involves real castles, where hide and seek takes place on the scale of a continent.
Among those worthy of competing in the higher league, three unusually talented contestants play for the highest stakes of all. This novel was originally published as three digital-only novellas: The Serpent, The Thief, and The Master.