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Head of Zeus
The Key to Fear
The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast

To health. To life. To the future.

For fans of Vox,The Power and The Handmaid's Tale comes a dystopian novel set in a world where touching is forbidden, books are banned and The Key governs.

Elodie obeys The Key. Elodie obeys the rules. Elodie trusts in the system. At least, Elodie used to...

Aiden is a rebel. Aiden doesn't do what he's told. Aiden just wants to be free. Aiden is on his last chance...

After a pandemic wiped out most of the human race, The Key took power. The Key dictate the rules. They govern in order to keep people safe. But as Elodie and Aiden begin to discover there is another side to The Key, they realise not everything is as it seems.

Rather than playing protector, The Key are playing God.

Head of Zeus * Children’s Fiction
05 Nov 2020 * 352pp * £18.99 * 9781838933982
A compelling, if regularly dark and bloodily violent, story that's slick, easy to read and hard to put down... Powerful and satisfying'
Grimdark Magazine
'A powerful dystopian novel'
The story is an eerie glance into a possible, post-pandemic future... The Key To Fear is an incredibly topical story with a desolate environment that differs to that of a post-apocalyptic science fiction world, but with a forceful reality that reflects our own current fears'
Armadillo Magazine
'A perfectly timed novel that explains the truth and consequences around handing over your personal responsibility to the government'
SF Crowsnest
Kristin Cast
Kristin Cast
Kristin Cast attends college in Oklahoma and has won awards for her poetry and journalism as well as co-writing the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling House of Night series.
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