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One Word Kill

(2019)
(The first book in the Impossible Times series)
A novel by

 
 
A Goodreads Choice Award finalist.

“I enjoyed the hell out of One Word Kill. Mark is an excellent writer.” – George R.R. Martin

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"One Word Kill grabs hold of you and won’t let you go until you’ve finished the last page. It’s everything that I look for in a book, and like the best of reads, one that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it." - John Gwynne

"One Word Kill is the kind of story that will stay with you for a lifetime." - Robin Hobb

"I enjoyed the hell out of One Word Kill. Mark is an excellent writer." - George R R Martin

"A completely absorbing tale that perfectly captures the fear, awkwardness, cynicism, and optimism of adolescence." - Anthony Ryan


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Used availability for Mark Lawrence's One Word Kill

Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: One Word Kill (Impossible Times)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-5420-4283-6 / 978-1-5420-4283-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: One Word Kill (Impossible Times)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-5039-0326-5 / 978-1-5039-0326-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: One Word Kill
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-978637-28-4 / 978-1-978637-28-3
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: One Word Kill
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
ISBN: 1-978637-29-2 / 978-1-978637-29-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: One Word Kill: Impossible Times, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: One Word Kill: Impossible Times, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: One Word Kill: Impossible Times, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: One Word Kill: Impossible Times, Book 1
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: One Word Kill (Impossible Times Book 1)
Author(s): Mark Lawrence
Publisher: 47North
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU