The Electric Heir
In the sequel to The Fever King, Noam Álvaro seeks to end tyranny before he becomes a tyrant himself.
Six months after Noam Álvaro helped overthrow the despotic government of Carolinia, the Atlantians have gained citizenship, and Lehrer is chancellor. But despite Lehrer's image as a progressive humanitarian leader, Noam has finally remembered the truth that Lehrer forced him to forget--that Lehrer is responsible for the deadly magic infection that ravaged Carolinia.
Now that Noam remembers the full extent of Lehrer's crimes, he's determined to use his influence with Lehrer to bring him down for good. If Lehrer realizes Noam has evaded his control--and that Noam is plotting against him--Noam's dead. So he must keep playing the role of Lehrer's protégé until he can steal enough vaccine to stop the virus.
Meanwhile Dara Shirazi returns to Carolinia, his magic stripped by the same vaccine that saved his life. But Dara's attempts to ally himself with Noam prove that their methods for defeating Lehrer are violently misaligned. Dara fears Noam has only gotten himself more deeply entangled in Lehrer's web. Sooner or later, playing double agent might cost Noam his life.
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About the Author
Victoria Lee grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where she spent twelve ascetic years as a vegetarian before discovering that spicy chicken wings are, in fact, a delicacy. She's been a state finalist competitive pianist, a hitchhiker, a pizza connoisseur, an EMT, an expat in China and Sweden, and a science doctoral student. She's also a bit of a snob about fancy whiskey. Lee writes early in the morning and then spends the rest of the day trying to impress her border collie puppy and make her experiments work. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her partner.
"[The Electric Heir] will leave fans of the first book satisfied. An exciting read from start to finish." --Kirkus Reviews
"The themes of immigration, deportation, racism, and martial law are so relevant...a satisfying conclusion." --Booklist
"[A] striking, cathartic conclusion to the Feverwake duology...Victoria Lee weaves together a compelling, terrifyingly plausible landscape of revolution with an intricate and original system of magic...Lee's Feverwake novels remind us that we deserve a better future, that there is real magic in fighting for justice--and that within the fight, we are not alone." --Tor.com
"This has been by far, one of the most riveting reads of 2020...It's dark, it's romantic, rife with tension, and it builds to this incredible crescendo." --The Nerd Daily
"The dark and harrowing conclusion to The Fever King will stick with you long after you finish reading it, and with such an electrifying romance, Lee will break your heart and make you like it." --Ashley Poston, bestselling author of Geekerella and Heart of Iron
"Victoria Lee has created a world as brutal as it is familiar, filled with nuanced and undeniably human characters. Sharp, unyielding, and utterly magnetic, The Electric Heir is a ferocious gut punch of a novel that will leave you gasping for breath." --Katy Rose Pool, author of There Will Come a Darkness
"Gritty and gloriously intelligent, The Electric Heir is that rare novel that combines no-punches-pulled brutality with an understated yet poignant sense of tenderness. Youʼll come for the cleverness and intricacy of the world building, but youʼll stay for the complex, heartbreaking humanity of these characters." --Andrea Tang, author of Rebelwing