Nick Prasad has always enjoyed a quiet life in the shadow of his best friend, child prodigy and technological genius Joanna ‘Johnny’ Chambers. But all that is about to end.
When Johnny invents a clean reactor that could eliminate fossil fuels and change the world, she awakens primal, evil Ancient Ones set on subjugating humanity.
From the oldest library in the world to the ruins of Nineveh, hunted at every turn, they will need to trust each other completely to survive…
About the Author
Premee Mohamed is a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Aurora award-winning Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She has also been a finalist for the Hugo, Ignyte, British Fantasy, and Crawford awards. She is an Assistant Editor at the short fiction audio venue Escape Pod and the author of the Beneath the Rising series of novels as well as several novellas. Her short fiction has appeared in many venues.
"A wonderful genre-defying adventure, rife with strange heart and weird horror. But most notable is its particular, careful attention to its characters. Premee Mohamed is a bold new voice." -- Chuck Wendig
"A galloping global adventure where privilege and the lies we tell others are as great a villainous force as the budding cthulonic forces the heroes must rush to stop."
"There's such a searing clarity to its understanding of the world. It's loving, too; it's affectionate of the people and the neuroses and the gentle way we are all damaged. It relishes the few things still beautiful here. Premee is one of the funniest people I know and one of the sweetest; and she reminds me that it is hard not be angry at this world when you love it."
"I wish I could provide a short and pithy blurb for this novel, but I can't. It's too involving a book, too good a book for that. It quietly drills holes in your expectations, sliding demolitions charges into them, running the wires back to a detonator, and then-when you reach the climax-it quietly says 'You can't say you weren't warned' (and you were), before quietly leaning on the plunger, at which point, things stop being quiet at all."
"One of the most exciting new voices in speculative fiction." -- Silvia Moreno-Garcia
"Gripping from the first, arresting sentence to the last, this is unsettling, mind-devouring cosmic horror at its best, wrapped around one of those captivating noooo-this-is-a-terrible-idea-but-why-what-noooo relationships." -- Jeannette Ng
"Premee Mohamed writes with a joyous velocity that careens through genre-lines, whipping the reader helplessly after her. One of the most exciting voices I've heard in a long time." -- John Hornor Jacobs
"A perfect balance of thriller, horror and humour; reminded me of The Gone-Away World." -- Adrian Tchaikovsky
"One of those wonderful books that keeps peeling back layers, not of some cosmic mystery, but of its two main characters. Nicky and Johnny end up being much more complex and ambiguous than they appear at the start of this book, and every reveal is gasp-out-loud astonishing."
"A global chase, with lots of humor, heart, and the painful unfolding of the nature and true history of their relationship. Sharply focused and written." -- Paul Weimer — Tor.com
“Beneath the Rising is a burly longform debut from an author who is clearly just getting warmed up.” -- Alasdair Stuart
Named one best science fiction and fantasy books of the year by The Washington Post. — The Washington Post