Deadwood, USA. A girl sneaks out just before dark to ride her new bike. Suddenly, the ground disappears beneath her. Waking up at the bottom of a deep pit, she sees an emergency rescue team above her. The people looking down see something far stranger... That girl grows up to be Dr Rose Franklin, a brilliant scientist and the leading world expert on what she discovered. An enormous, ornate hand made of an exceptionally rare metal, which predates all human civilization on the continent. An object whose origins and purpose are perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. Solving the secret of where it came from - and how many more parts might be out there - could change life as we know it. But what if we were meant to find it? And what happens when this vast, global puzzle is complete?
As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory * NPR * This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order * Kirkus Reviews * This year's The Martian * Buzzfeed Summer Reads * It bursts at the seams with big ideas. This book is a sheer blast from start to finish. I haven't had this much fun reading in ages * Blake Crouch *
Sylvain Neuvel was born in Quebec and dropped out of school when he was 15. Since then he has sold ice cream in California, peddled furniture across Canada, and taught Linguistics in India. He has also worked as a software engineer, journalist, certified translator and received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants, his debut novel and first in the Themis Files series, was published in 2016. Waking Gods was his second novel and Only Human is his third.