“A work of fathomless imagination”
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“Science-fiction at its best”
“A fast-paced masterpiece from start to finish”
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“A genre-blending stunner of a novel”
“A thrilling post apocalyptic tale. Vividly described and emotionally rich”
“Waterworld meets The Hunger Games”
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“Sparkles with skill. Shah is a remarkable worldbuilder”
“Fascinating, intriguing, inventive”
“A fascinating page-turner. Delivers with waves of suspense and action.”
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Welcome to 2099. To a future when the entire planet is submerged and humanity resides deep under the seas.
To a place where the truth is murkier than even the darkest depths, and fear courses through everyone's lives . . .
The Light at the Bottom of the World
(Light the Abyss #1)
In the last days of the twenty-first century, sea creatures swim through the ruins of London. Trapped in the abyss, humankind wavers between fear and hope—fear of what lurks in the depths around them, and hope that they might one day find a way back to the surface.
When sixteen-year-old submersible racer Leyla McQueen is chosen to participate in the prestigious annual marathon, she sees an opportunity to save her father, who has been arrested on false charges. The Prime Minister promises the champion whatever their heart desires. But the race takes an unexpected turn, forcing Leyla to make an impossible choice.
Now she must brave unfathomable waters and defy a corrupt government determined to keep its secrets, all the while dealing with a guarded, hotheaded companion she never asked for in the first place. If Leyla fails to discover the truths at the heart of her world, or falls prey to her own fears, she risks capture—or worse. And her father will be lost to her forever.
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The Light at the Bottom of the World, a young adult sci-fi, is London's debut novel and the first book in the planned Light the Abyss duology. It is published in the US and Canada with Hyperion, Disney Books. It will also be published in Hungary with Maxim Könyvkiadó, and in Germany with Loewe Verlag (Fall, 2020). It is available as an audiobook from Dreamscape Media LLC, narrated by the talented Shiromi Arserio.
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