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The award-winning Claire North returns with her most powerful and imaginative novel yet – a spellbinding tale set in a future utopian society that is thrilling, moving and thought-provoking in equal measure.

FROM THE ASHES OF THE OLD WORLD, NEW LIFE GROWS.

Once the world was on fire – but that was long ago. The Burning Age gave way to an era of peace, humanity finding harmony with nature and each other, as new cities rose from the ruins of the old.

Ven used to be a holy man, a guardian of ancient archives. Sorting secrets from sacrilege, he studied the past so that we might never repeat it. But some ideas never fade, and as a new war brews, fuelled by old knowledge and older ambitions, Ven must decide how far he’s willing to go to save this new world, and how much he is willing to lose.

Notes from the Burning Age is a captivating and visionary new novel from Claire North, author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. Set in an age after the world has fallen, this masterfully imaginative story asks whether humankind can change the paths we seem fated to follow.

‘An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed’ Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author

‘A riveting tale . . . North’s convincing view of post-apocalyptic society captivates, and the political intrigues will keep readers hooked right up until the explosive closePublishers Weekly

North’s talent shines out’ Sunday Times

‘An original and even dazzling writer’ Kirkus

‘North goes from strength to strength’ Guardian

‘Claire North’s writing is terrific, smart and entertaining’ Patrick Ness

Reviews

An impassioned, urgent and compelling new work that burns as bright as the fires of our own burning age. This is not to be missed
Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award-winning author
A riveting tale . . . North's convincing view of post-apocalyptic society captivates, and the political intrigues will keep readers hooked right up until the explosive close.
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY