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One Word Kill (Impossible Times Book 1) Kindle Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
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From the Editor

Prodigy son of a famed mathematician, Nick Hayes is not your average fifteen-year-old. Especially when you consider that he has just discovered he is dying of leukaemia. But there is a part of Nick in all of us, and I immediately empathised with the struggle at the heart of his story.

Nick knows that his time on this planet might be near its end. But when an alluring new girl, Mia, joins his group of Dungeons & Dragons–playing friends, he realises that life might be giving him one last throw of the dice. Just then, however, his world is turned upside down when he meets a strangely familiar man whose claims about Nick’s future are too harrowing—and unbelievable—to ignore. Soon everything he thought was true, from the laws of physics to the trajectory of his own life, is proved otherwise.

One Word Kill is a story that we’re familiar with: a boy with nothing to lose, forced to put what little he has left on the line. But it’s also the kind of story that comes along once in a generation, because we’ve all dreamed of being like Nick, playing a game with the highest real-life stakes and the world on our shoulders. This time, though, it’s not imaginary.

So, what would you do in his position? What else can you do?

Roll the dice.

- Jack Butler, Editor



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“An excellent writer.” —George R.R. Martin

One Word Kill is the kind of story that will stay with you for a lifetime.” —Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author

“A completely absorbing tale that perfectly captures the fear, awkwardness, cynicism, and optimism of adolescence.” —Anthony Ryan, New York Times bestselling author of The Legion of Flame

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, author of The Faithful and the Fallen series

About the Author

Before becoming an author, Mark Lawrence was a research scientist for twenty years, working on artificial intelligence. He is a dual national, with both British and American citizenship, and has held secret-level clearance with both governments. At one point, he was qualified to say, ‘This isn’t rocket science—oh wait, it actually is.’

He is the author of the Broken Empire trilogy (Prince of Thorns, King of Thorns and Emperor of Thorns), the Red Queen’s War trilogy (Prince of Fools, The Liar’s Key and The Wheel of Osheim) and the Book of the Ancestor series (Red Sister, Grey Sister and Holy Sister).


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2987 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Publisher: 47North (1 May 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07C24V3SD
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 51 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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