Elizabeth Knox

The Absolute Book
  • The Absolute Book

  • Pre-order this extraordinary contemporary fantasy, a spellbinding mix of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, American Gods and His Dark Materials

    'MIND-BLOWING'
    LAINI TAYLOR
    'ASTOUNDING'
    FRANCIS SPUFFORD
    'GORGEOUSLY WRITTEN'
    DEBORAH HARKNESS
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    Taryn Cornick barely remembers the family library. Since her sister was murdered, she's forgotten so much.

    Now it's all coming back. The fire. The thief. The scroll box. People are asking questions about the library. Questions that might relate to her sister's murder.

    And something called The Absolute Book.

    A book in which secrets are written - and which everyone believes only she can find. They insist Taryn be the hunter. But she knows the truth.

    She is the hunted . . .

    The Absolute Book is a tale of sisters, ancient blood, a forgotten library, murder, revenge and a book that might just have the answer to everything.
    _______

    PRAISE FOR THE ABSOLUTE BOOK:

    'Contains multitudes, spanning the geographies of Canada, Britain and New Zealand; the cosmologies of fairies, demons and angels; and the genres of thriller, domestic realism and epic fantasy . . . I'm in awe of it' NEW YORK TIMES Review of Books

    'Intricately plotted and gorgeously written, THE ABSOLUTE BOOK has something for everyone . . . Here is a cinematic tale that is by turns dark and dreamlike, yet ultimately hopeful' DEBORAH HARKNESS, author of A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES

    'Fantastical' THE TIMES

    'Gorgeous. The payoffs and reveals are mind-blowing'
    LAINI TAYLOR, author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

    'An angelic book, an apocalyptic book, an astounding book' FRANCIS SPUFFORD

Elizabeth Knox is an award-winning New Zealand author who has published over a dozen books. Her novel The Vintner's Luck won the Deutz Medal for fiction in the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards and the 2001 Tasmania Pacific Region Prize, while Daylight was short-listed for Best Book in the South Pacific & South East Asian Region of the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize. Elizabeth has an ONZM, is an Arts Foundation of New Zealand Laureate, and won the Prime Minister's Award of Fiction in 2019. She teaches World Building at Victoria University and lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her husband and her son.

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