Immortal Longings

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Author: Chloe Gong

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Hodderscape

ISBN: 9781399700467

RRP: $24.99


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‘Each page is fierce and filled with yearning – I loved it’ ANDREA STEWART

The only way to win, is to survive.

Every year, thousands flock to San-Er, the dangerously dense capital twin cities of the kingdom of Talin, where the palace hosts a set of deadly games. Those confident in their ability to jump between bodies can enter a fight to the death – for the chance to win unimaginable riches.

Princess Calla Tuoleimi has been in hiding for five years, ever since she murdered her parents to free the people of Talin from her tyrannical family. Only one person stands in her way of finishing the job: her reclusive uncle King Kasa. However, she knows he always greets the victor of the games. If she wins, she will finally get the chance to kill him.

Enter Anton Makusa, whose childhood love has lain in a coma since they were both ousted from the palace. He’s deep in debt trying to keep her alive. Which means his last chance at saving her is entering the games and winning.

When Anton proposes an unexpected alliance with Calla, they quickly find their partnership spiraling into something all-consuming. But before the games close, Calla must decide what she’s playing for – her lover or her kingdom. For no matter what, only one of them can walk out alive . . .

#1 New York Times bestselling author Chloe Gong’s adult epic fantasy debut, inspired by Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, is a fiery collision of power plays, spilled blood, and romance amidst a set of deadly games.


Smart, imaginative, and brutal, Immortal Longings is a mind- and genre-bending epic that is as cutting and honest as it is unpredictable. Chloe Gong’s assertive style is filled with razor’s-edge prose, and her complex characters will hurt you, but in the most thrilling way. What a time to be alive for book lovers – Wesley Chu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The War Arts Saga

Immortal Longings is a grab-you-and-won’t-let-go sort of book, as brutal and merciless as its characters. Everyone has secret plans, and everyone’s life exists on the edge of betrayal. Each page is fierce and filled with yearning – I loved it – Andrea Stewart, author of The Drowning Empire trilogy

Gripping, bewildering, irresistible, Chloe Gong’s Immortal Longings is a tour de force of Asian Futurism, a provocative examination of self and destiny that melds the ruthless sensuality of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the visceral urgency of The Hunger Games. This book left me breathless! – Ryka Aoki, author of Light From Uncommon Stars

I’m a simple girl: I see Chloe Gong, I read. She never fails to disappoint, breathing fresh life into familiar tales that somehow still surprise, and in her adult debut Gong has taken her pitch-perfect characterisation, vivid worldbuilding, and ability to gut-wrench readers with a single line to new heights. Prepare for a read that will leave your heart as bloody as the contestants of the deadly San-Er games – Natasha Ngan, New York Times bestselling author of Girls of Paper and Fire

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