We Are the Crisis : A Novel

Cadwell Turnbull

Dion Graham (Narrator)

11-07-23

9hrs 8min

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9hrs 8min

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“We Are the Crisis by Cadwell Turnbull follows his excellent No Gods, No Monsters, and it’s every bit as good as its predecessor…Marshaling many characters, factions, and realities into his narrative, he gives almost every scene the intimate gravity of a tête-à-tête.” New York Times

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Fiction
A Library Journal Best Book of 2023 in Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Locus Magazine Pick of Favorite Reads of the Year
A Goodreads Editor's Pick of Personal Favorites for 2023
A New York Times Pick of New Books in Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book of the Month
A Trinidad Daily Express Pick of Top Books
An io9/Gizmodo Pick of the Month's Best Sci-Fi
A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
A Tor.com Pick of the Month's New Fantasy Books 
A Reads Rainbow Pick of November
A BookRiot Pick of Books Out This Week
A Geek Girl Authority Pick of Books on Our Radar
See All +

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE

The long-awaited sequel to No Gods, No Monsters from award-winning author Cadwell Turnbull, We Are the Crisis sees humans and monsters clash as civil rights collide with preternatural forces.

Three years after the Monster Massacre, members of Rebecca’s old wolf pack have begun to go missing without a trace.

The world has undergone many changes in the years since monsters came out of the shadows. An anti-monster group known as the Black Hand has started to organize across the United States. In response, pro-monster organizations have been growing in numbers and militancy. Targeted killings of suspected monsters and their allies, monsters spirited away in the dead of night, and the beginnings of pro-monster legislation are all signs of a cosmic shift on the horizon. Is there any hope for lasting peace? Or are these events just precursors to a devastating monster-human war?

Meanwhile, beneath it all, two ancient orders escalate their mysterious conflict, revealing dangerous secrets about the gods and the very origins of magic in the universe …

Praise

“We Are the Crisis by Cadwell Turnbull follows his excellent No Gods, No Monsters, and it’s every bit as good as its predecessor…Marshaling many characters, factions, and realities into his narrative, he gives almost every scene the intimate gravity of a tête-à-tête.” New York Times

“A stylish literary take on urban fantasy…Remarkable, relentlessly provocative, and often beautifully written.” Locus

“Horrifying but satisfying…We Are the Crisis is replete with secrets.” Foreword Reviews

“Graham maintains a patient yet engaging cadence in a slightly gravelly voice that grabs the ear…A rich fantasy tale brimming with all-too-human monsters and vicious humans is brought to life by a capable narrator.” AudioFile

“The perfect choice for listeners who enjoy speculative fiction that bravely tackles real-world issues.” Library Journal (audio review)

“Turnbull’s plotting keeps the pace moving, his characters are interesting, and his ambition is vast. It’s a good combination of qualities.” Tor.com

“We Are the Crisis is the best kind of sequel. The kind that takes everything you loved about the first book and amplifies it, deepening the shadows and sharpening the edges. Here, vampires and werewolves, shapeshifters and monsters, gods and entities we might not have true names for, mingle with humanity in a multiverse riven with hidden wars, secret terrors, and open conflict. In that harsh landscape, Turnbull turns our minds to the things that can hold the universe together: love, friendship, compassion, cooperation, and resistance, even in the face of death and defeat. This book is a masterful feat of bold, original, and utterly compelling storytelling.” Maria Haskins, author and translator

“Many have wondered what magic would do to our world, and Cadwell Turnbull’s vision in We Are the Crisis brings a level of realism, empathy, love, and terror that will leave readers breathless. His narrative feats are only made more impressive when you understand how hard it is to write a book this engaging, this readable, while actively asking the reader to trust you at every page. But Turnbull never loses focus on the beating, human heart at the center of this book of monsters in crisis. It is that clarity of purpose, that keen insight as sharp as claws, that causes his star to burn and ascend ever higher. I’ll read anything Cadwell Turnbull writes.” Martin Cahill, Ignyte-nominated writer and reviewer

“Cadwell Turnbull has written a hurricane of a novel, a swift and sprawling storm system of intrigue, horror, and wonder. Few books have captured the human stakes of being inside momentous social change like We Are the Crisis. In the great tradition of speculative fiction exploring social division and solidarity, from Butler and Le Guin to the X-Men, the Convergence Saga is utterly, powerfully singular.” Theodore McCombs, author of Uranians

“In Turnbull’s universe, monsters are real, and the world is still reeling and dealing with the revelation…Characters both old and new continue to drive the action and emotion in this time-sliding tale as the tension builds to another heart-stopping ending…Turnbull continues to use his deft prose to tie themes of hate, social change, and backlash into an enthralling fantasy series.” Library Journal (starred review)

“Powerful and intricate…A densely packed whirlwind of magic and social change, and Turnbull keeps readers on their toes throughout. The exploration of otherness, class, and race is as nuanced and robust as ever as Turnbull expands the scope of the ‘monsterverse,’ taking on—and reveling in—the political complexities of this supernatural world. Fans of book one won’t want to miss this.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Rich, brilliant, and often sad, because this contemporary fantasy pulls no punches; blood will regretfully be spilt.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“The stakes grow higher in this sequel to No Gods, No Monsters, so does the death toll. The only things unchanged are the sharp prose, and the stunning portrayal of otherness and change. Turnbull’s work is addictive. The deeper we dive into this monstrous universe, the harder it is to let go. I want more, always more.” Sylvain Neuvel, author of the Themis Files and Take Them to the Stars series

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Language English
Release Day Nov 6, 2023
Release Date November 7, 2023
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The Convergence Saga
Release Date Machine 1699315200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Paranormal & Urban, New Additions, New Additions
Author Bio
Cadwell Turnbull

Cadwell Turnbull is the award-winning author of The Lesson and No Gods, No Monsters. His short fiction has appeared in The Verge, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2018 and The Year’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019. His novel The Lesson won the 2020 Neukom Institute Literary Award in the debut category. The novel was also shortlisted for the VCU Cabell Award and longlisted for the Massachusetts Book Awards. His novel No Gods, No Monsters is the winner of a Lambda Award and was a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award. Turnbull grew up on St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.

Narrator Bio
Dion Graham

Dion Graham is an award-winning narrator named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine. He has been a recipient of the prestigious Audie Award numerous times, as well as Earphones Awards, the Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards, IBPA Ben Franklin Awards, and the ALA Odyssey Award. He was nominated in 2015 for a Voice Arts Award for Outstanding Narration. He is also a critically acclaimed actor who has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. He is a graduate of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts, with an MFA degree in acting.

Overview

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Fiction
A Library Journal Best Book of 2023 in Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Locus Magazine Pick of Favorite Reads of the Year
A Goodreads Editor's Pick of Personal Favorites for 2023
A New York Times Pick of New Books in Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Barnes & Noble Favorite Indie Book of the Month
A Trinidad Daily Express Pick of Top Books
An io9/Gizmodo Pick of the Month's Best Sci-Fi
A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of the Week
A Tor.com Pick of the Month's New Fantasy Books 
A Reads Rainbow Pick of November
A BookRiot Pick of Books Out This Week
A Geek Girl Authority Pick of Books on Our Radar
See All +

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE

The long-awaited sequel to No Gods, No Monsters from award-winning author Cadwell Turnbull, We Are the Crisis sees humans and monsters clash as civil rights collide with preternatural forces.

Three years after the Monster Massacre, members of Rebecca’s old wolf pack have begun to go missing without a trace.

The world has undergone many changes in the years since monsters came out of the shadows. An anti-monster group known as the Black Hand has started to organize across the United States. In response, pro-monster organizations have been growing in numbers and militancy. Targeted killings of suspected monsters and their allies, monsters spirited away in the dead of night, and the beginnings of pro-monster legislation are all signs of a cosmic shift on the horizon. Is there any hope for lasting peace? Or are these events just precursors to a devastating monster-human war?

Meanwhile, beneath it all, two ancient orders escalate their mysterious conflict, revealing dangerous secrets about the gods and the very origins of magic in the universe …

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