Prophets Of The Ghost Ants by Clark Thomas CarltonProphets Of The Ghost Ants by Clark Thomas Carlton

Prophets Of The Ghost Ants

byClark Thomas Carlton

Mass Market Paperback | January 24, 2017

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Both familiar and fantastic, Clark T. Carlton’s Prophets of the Ghost Ants explores a world in which food, weapons, clothing, art—even religious beliefs—are derived from Humankind’s profound intertwining with the insect world. 

In a savage landscape where humans have evolved to the size of insects, they cannot hope to dominate. Ceaselessly, humans are stalked by night wasps, lair spiders, and marauder fleas. And just as sinister, men are still men. Corrupt elites ruthlessly enforce a rigid caste system. Duplicitous clergymen and power-mongering royalty wage pointless wars for their own glory. Fantasies of a better life and a better world serve only to torment those who dare to dream. 

One so tormented is a half-breed slave named Anand, a dung-collector who has known nothing but squalor and abuse. Anand wants to lead his people against a genocidal army who fight atop fearsome, translucent Ghost Ants. But to his horror, Anand learns this merciless enemy is led by someone from his own family: a religious zealot bent on the conversion of all non-believers . . . or their extermination.

A mix of Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Shadow of the Apt, Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor, and Phillip Pullman’s Golden Compass, this is a powerful new addition to the genre. 

Title:Prophets Of The Ghost AntsFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:608 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.52 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.19 × 1.52 inPublished:January 24, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062429752

ISBN - 13:9780062429759


Editorial Reviews

"One of the most engrossing, original and powerful novels I have read in years...a monumental cross-genre book, an allegory like Animal Farm, as well as a thrilling adventure into a whole new world. Exciting, visionary, a tour de force."