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A Plague of Giants

(2017)
(The first book in the Seven Kennings series)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, a thrilling novel that kicks off a fantasy series with an entirely new mythology—complete with shape-shifting bards, fire-wielding giants, and children who can speak to astonishing beasts

MOTHER AND WARRIOR
Tallynd is a soldier who has already survived her toughest battle: losing her husband. But now she finds herself on the front lines of an invasion of giants, intent on wiping out the entire kingdom, including Tallynd’s two sons—all that she has left. The stakes have never been higher. If Tallynd fails, her boys may never become men.

SCHOLAR AND SPY
Dervan is an historian who longs for a simple, quiet life. But he’s drawn into intrigue when he’s hired to record the tales of a mysterious bard who may be a spy or even an assassin for a rival kingdom. As the bard shares his fantastical stories, Dervan makes a shocking discovery: He may have a connection to the tales, one that will bring his own secrets to light.  

REBEL AND HERO
Abhi’s family have always been hunters, but Abhi wants to choose a different life for himself. Embarking on a journey of self-discovery, Abhi soon learns that his destiny is far greater than he imagined: a powerful new magic thrust upon him may hold the key to defeating the giants once and for all—if it doesn’t destroy him first.

Set in a magical world of terror and wonder, this novel is a deeply felt epic of courage and war, in which the fates of these characters intertwine—and where ordinary people become heroes, and their lives become legend.

Praise for A Plague of Giants

“You’ll laugh and cry and crave mustard as you’re immersed in the literal magic of storytelling in Kevin Hearne’s vivid new epic fantasy. I have experienced acute withdrawal symptoms since the book ended. I don’t want to leave this world.”—Beth Cato, author of Breath of Earth and The Clockwork Dagger

A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!”—James Islington, author of The Shadow of What Was Lost

A Plague of Giants is a rare masterpiece that’s both current and timeless, groundbreaking yet traditional, merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who’ll break your heart while reminding you of your humanity.”—Delilah S. Dawson, author of Star Wars: Phasma

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"You’ll laugh and cry and crave mustard as you’re immersed in the literal magic of storytelling in Kevin Hearne’s vivid new epic fantasy. I have experienced acute withdrawal symptoms since the book ended. I don’t want to leave this world." - Beth Cato

"A Plague of Giants is a rare masterpiece that’s both current and timeless, groundbreaking yet traditional, merging the fantasy bones of Tolkien and Rothfuss with a wide cast of characters who’ll break your heart while reminding you of your humanity. This book truly resonates and will haunt you long after the last page." - Delilah S Dawson

"Epic fantasy imbued with Kevin Hearne’s phenomenal wit, charm, and originality. This isn’t just a breath of fresh air for the genre, it’s a damned hurricane! I savored every single page." - Jason M Hough

"A Plague of Giants is an absorbing epic fantasy, with clever storytelling that allows its many threads to each feel important, personal, and memorable. I’m very much looking forward to the sequel!" - James Islington


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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Plague of Giants: A Novel (Seven Kennings)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 0-345-54860-4 / 978-0-345-54860-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

June 2018 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Plague of Giants: A Novel (The Seven Kennings)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 0-345-54862-0 / 978-0-345-54862-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
ISBN: 0-356-50959-1 / 978-0-356-50959-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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October 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
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October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants: A Novel
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Orbit
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Plague of Giants: A Novel (The Seven Kennings Book 1)
Author(s): Kevin Hearne
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA