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Erebos: It's a game. It watches you.

by Ursula Poznanski
Translated by Judith Pattinson

Annick Press | January 19, 2012 | Trade Paperback |

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  • Rights sold in 25 countries

  • Translated into 23 languages

  • Over 120,000 copies sold in Germany

  • Winner of the highly prestigious Children''s Literature Prize (Jugendliteraturpreis) in 2011

An intelligent computer game with a disturbing agenda.

When 16-year-old Nick gets a package, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. The package contains the mysterious computer game Erebos. Players must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.

Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game.

Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur.

This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany where it has become a runaway bestseller.

International praise for Erebos:

Like the game in the story, this book pulls the reader under its spell and doesn''t let go until the puzzle is solved.
-- Buchkultur

This year''s summer thriller!
-- Die Zeit

This captivating book for young people about the danger of virtual worlds is impossible to put down.
-- Brigitte Magazine

A masterful, riveting thriller.
-- Neue Zürcher Zeitung

A super-suspenseful book full of insight about the fascination that computer games hold.
-- Literature.de

An unbelievably good book.
-- Freizeitmagazin Weinheimer Nachrichten

Plunges the reader into a fantasy world in the same way that Nick is drawn into his game.
-- Eselsohr

This thriller is a tour de force.
-- Kriminforum.de

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 440 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 19, 2012

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554513723

ISBN - 13: 9781554513727

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Erebos: It's a game. It watches you.

by Ursula Poznanski
Translated by Judith Pattinson

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 440 Pages, 5.12 × 8.27 × 0.79 in

Published: January 19, 2012

Publisher: Annick Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1554513723

ISBN - 13: 9781554513727

From the Publisher

  • Rights sold in 25 countries

  • Translated into 23 languages

  • Over 120,000 copies sold in Germany

  • Winner of the highly prestigious Children''s Literature Prize (Jugendliteraturpreis) in 2011

An intelligent computer game with a disturbing agenda.

When 16-year-old Nick gets a package, he wonders if it will explain the behavior of his classmates, who have been secretive lately. The package contains the mysterious computer game Erebos. Players must obey strict rules: always play alone, never talk about the game, and never tell anyone your nickname.

Curious, Nick joins the game and quickly becomes addicted. But Erebos knows a lot about the players and begins to manipulate their lives. When it sends Nick on a deadly assignment, he refuses and is banished from the game.

Now unable to play, Nick turns to a friend for help in finding out who controls the game. The two set off on a dangerous mission in which the border between reality and the virtual world begins to blur.

This utterly convincing and suspenseful thriller originated in Germany where it has become a runaway bestseller.

International praise for Erebos:

Like the game in the story, this book pulls the reader under its spell and doesn''t let go until the puzzle is solved.
-- Buchkultur

This year''s summer thriller!
-- Die Zeit

This captivating book for young people about the danger of virtual worlds is impossible to put down.
-- Brigitte Magazine

A masterful, riveting thriller.
-- Neue Zürcher Zeitung

A super-suspenseful book full of insight about the fascination that computer games hold.
-- Literature.de

An unbelievably good book.
-- Freizeitmagazin Weinheimer Nachrichten

Plunges the reader into a fantasy world in the same way that Nick is drawn into his game.
-- Eselsohr

This thriller is a tour de force.
-- Kriminforum.de

About the Author

Ursula Poznanski is an award-winning children''s author. She lives in Vienna, Austria.

by Ursula Poznanski ; translated by Judith Pattinson

Editorial Reviews

Erebos is a tightly plotted, suspenseful novel that draws the reader into its world.
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