Olivie Blake’s epic magical fantasy novel, “The Atlas Six,” begins with a question. What if the vast and immeasurable knowledge contained in the ancient library at Alexandria, Egypt, hadn’t been lost to fire? What if, instead, the fire had been a cover-up, a misdirection, and the secrets of the universe contained within were never lost at all – but merely locked away?
For six incredible magicians – called medians – from around the globe, this premise becomes personal when they are invited into the most exclusive of clubs, The Alexandrian Society. Guarded through the centuries and requiring immense sacrifice to join, the six medians must first decide whether they are in or out and then just how far they will go to discover what feats of magic they’re capable of, and whether the secrets the Society guards are worth the cost.
Part Hunger Games, part Harry Potter, “The Atlas Six” took Tik-Tok by storm when it launched, and fan reaction drove the title onto the New York Times bestseller lists. The book is the first in a planned trilogy; the next installment, “The Atlas Paradox,” releases this October.
Told through the point of view of each of the six candidates for The Alexandrian Society, readers are drawn deeper and deeper into the mysteries that lie at the heart of the group and the world. Each of the six medians is the best in the world at what they do, and delving deep into their motivations drives the conflict in the book. How far will they go for the sake of their power? How far would you?
Author Blake initially self-published “The Atlas Six,” and its enormous fan following swept the book into mainstream publishing. She writes YA romance under another pen name and hosts a video series, “Olivie Blake Is Not Writing,” discussing craft and industry tips on YouTube.
Bending time, space, and the bounds of realism, “The Atlas Six” is a sweeping tale of friendship, enemies, secrets, magic, and testing the limits of your own power and strength. It’s available now everywhere books are sold.Read comments