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The Leviathan

She is awake...

Norfolk, 1643. With civil war tearing England apart, reluctant soldier Thomas Treadwater is summoned home by his sister, who accuses a new servant of improper conduct with their widowed father. By the time Thomas returns home, his father is insensible, felled by a stroke, and their new servant is in prison, facing charges of witchcraft.

Thomas prides himself on being a rational, modern man, but as he unravels the mystery of what has happened, he uncovers not a tale of superstition but something dark and ancient, linked to a shipwreck years before.

Something has awoken, and now it will not rest.

Richly researched, incredibly atmospheric, and deliciously unsettling, The Leviathan is set in England during a time of political turbulence and religious zealotry. It is a tale of family and loyalty, superstition and sacrifice, but most of all it is a spellbinding story of impossible things.

Praise for The Leviathan

'Darkly compelling and dripping with atmosphere, The Leviathan is a bewitching tale of good, evil and all the shades in-between' Stacey Halls, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE FAMILIARS

‘A sinister, twisting tale, thoroughly gripping and utterly absorbing’ Jennifer Saint, Sunday Times bestselling author of ARIADNE

'The Leviathan is a sumptuous treat that positively thrums with tension; Great to read at any time, but especially when the night is dark with howling wind and lashing rain.’ Lianne Dillsworth, author of THEATRE OF MARVELS

‘An original and compelling page-turner, beautifully told’ Annie Kirby, author of THE HOLLOW SEA

“Infused with creepy gothic dread and gorgeously written. Fantastic.” Amy McCulloch, author of BREATHLESS

“It’s hard to believe that such an accomplished novel could be a debut - THE LEVIATHAN is a gloriously dark story that sweeps you along to its harrowing yet satisfying conclusion. Superb.” Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of PANDORA

'Fans of historical fiction should look out for Rosie Andrews’ The Leviathan' Daily Express

'A heady mix of historical fiction, myth and spooky realism.' Red Magazine

'A beautifully moving slow-burning Gothic mystery' Heat Magazine

'Gloriously dark and brimful with Gothic dread this is an eerie age-old tale of evil' Daily Mail

'(an) enormously enjoyable debut' The Observer 

Author: Rosie Andrews
Agent: Sam Copeland
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