The Golden City
By John Twelve Hawks
(Doubleday, Hardcover, 9780385514309, 368pp.)
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A world that exists in the shadow of our own . . . the thrilling conclusion to John Twelve Hawks's Fourth Realm trilogy, The Golden City is packed with the knife-edge tension, intriguing characters, and startling plot twists that made The Traveler and The Dark River international hits.
John Twelve Hawks's previous novels about the mystical Travelers and the Brethren, their ruthless enemies, generated an extraordinary following around the world. The Washington Post wrote that The Traveler “portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine . . .” and Publishers Weekly hailed the series as “a saga that's part A Wrinkle in Time, part The Matrix and part Kurosawa epic.” Internet chat rooms and blogs have overflowed with speculation about the final destiny of the richly imagined characters fighting an epic battle beneath the surface of our modern world.
In The Golden City, Twelve Hawks delivers the climax to his spellbinding epic. Struggling to protect the legacy of his Traveler father, Gabriel faces troubling new questions and relentless threats. His brother Michael, now firmly allied with the enemy, pursues his ambition to wrest power from Nathan Boone, the calculating leader of the Brethren. And Maya, the Harlequin warrior pledged to protect Gabriel at all costs, is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.
A riveting blend of high-tech thriller and fast-paced adventure, The Golden City will delight Twelve Hawks's many fans and attract a new audience to the entire trilogy.
JOHN TWELVE HAWKS is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Traveler and The Dark River.
Raves for the New York Times bestselling The Traveler and The Dark River
“This novel’s a stunner … You won’t want to put the book down.” —People
“Page-turningly swift … John Twelve Hawks has drawn upon both pop-cultural and literary touchstones and modified them to create a cyber-1984.” —New York Times
“A thrilling sequel … Engaging and relevant.” —Time Out New York
“Portrays a Big Brother with powers far beyond anything Orwell could imagine … Political prophecy is rarely such fun.” —Washington Post
“Constant action … A must-read … Will have you scratching your head wondering what is real … We may well be seeing John Twelve Hawks on the bestseller lists for years.” —Detroit Free Press
“The Dark River is a thought-provoking treatise on mind with matter and the increasing loss of our privacy.” —KansasCity.com
“The book lives up to its hype… The plot twists and turns… Scarcely ten pages go by without action… What sets the novel apart is its underlying philosophy… Thought-provoking thrillers are a rarity indeed, but Twelve Hawks has delivered.” —Tampa Tribune
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