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Gwenda Bond Signs in Redondo Beach

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Not only has Gwenda Bond’s work appeared in Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Strange Horizons and Lightspeed, but her first novel, Blackwood, is currently in development for a TV series with MTV. All of this, and Gwenda has still managed to find time to write her second novel, The Woken Gods, a YA fantasy whose main character, Kyra, is living in a world where five years earlier, all the gods of old suddenly woke up.

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ISBN: 9781908844255
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Published: Strange Chemistry - September 3rd, 2013

Five years ago, the gods of ancient mythology awoke around the world.
This morning, Kyra Locke is late for school.
Seventeen-year-old Kyra lives in a transformed Washington, D.C., home to the embassies of divine pantheons and the mysterious Society of the Sun. But when rebellious Kyra encounters two trickster gods on her way back from school, one offering a threat and the other a warning, it turns out her life isn't what it seems. She escapes with the aid of Osborne "Oz" Spencer, an intriguing Society field operative, only to discover that her scholar father has disappeared with a dangerous relic. The Society needs it, and they don't care that she knows nothing about her father's secrets.
Now Kyra must depend on her wits and the suspect help of scary gods, her estranged oracle mother, and, of course, Oz-whose first allegiance is to the Society. She has no choice if she's going to recover the missing relic and save her father. And if she doesn't? Well, that may just mean the end of the world as she knows it.
From the author of "Blackwood" comes a fresh, thrilling urban fantasy that will appeal to fans of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Rick Riordan.

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ISBN: 9781908844071
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Published: Strange Chemistry - September 4th, 2012

On Roanoke Island, the legend of the 114 people who mysteriously vanished from the Lost Colony hundreds of years ago is just an outdoor drama for the tourists, a story people tell. But when the island faces the sudden disappearance of 114 people now, an unlikely pair of 17-year-olds may be the only hope of bringing them back.
Miranda, a misfit girl from the island's most infamous family, and Phillips, an exiled teen criminal who hears the voices of the dead, must dodge everyone from federal agents to long-dead alchemists as they work to uncover the secrets of the new Lost Colony. The one thing they can't dodge is each other.
"Blackwood" is a dark, witty coming of age story that combines America's oldest mystery with a thoroughly contemporary romance.

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