Acclaimed author Michael Grant’s globally bestselling Gone series continues with Villain, where old foes return and new ones rise, with action-packed scenes, gory battles, and plot twists that will leave readers scrambling for more.
It’s been four years since the events of GONE. The Perdido Beach dome is down, but the horrors within have spread. The alien virus-infested rock that created the FAYZ is creating monsters—monsters that walk the cities and countryside, terrorizing all.
There are tanks in the street and predator drones in the sky, doomed efforts to stop the disintegration of civilization. Into this chaos comes a villain with the power to control anyone with just the sound of his voice. Dillon Poe wanted to be a comedian once…but everyone made fun of him. Dillon the loser. Dillon the freak. Now he’s sending thousands to their death. Who’s laughing now?
The only people who can stop a superpowered villain are superpowered heroes. Dekka, Shade, Cruz, Malik, Armo, and a new mutant with unmatched powers, are all that stand in Dillon’s way. But when the lines begin to blur between hero and villain—some begin to wonder who’s really the monster.
Praise for the Gone series:
“Exciting, high-tension stories. I love these books.” —Stephen King
“Intense, marvelously plotted, paced, and characterized.” —ALA Booklist (starred review)
About the Author
Michael Grant, author of the Gone series, the Messenger of Fear series, the Magnificent Twelve series, and the Front Lines trilogy, has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn’t tie him down. His fondest dream is to spend a year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. Yes, even Antarctica. He lives in California with his wife, Katherine Applegate, with whom he cowrote the wildly popular Animorphs series. You can visit him online at www.themichaelgrant.com and follow him on Twitter @MichaelGrantBks.
“Grant has a clear trajectory for this series, which is slowly ramping up to something more epic than anything we’ve seen. Fans will relish the familiar faces, high-octane action, and, of course, the carnage.” — Booklist
Praise for MONSTER: “Fans of this very popular series will no doubt clamor for this most recent addition.” — School Library Journal
“New characters and old favorites abound in this follow-up. The cast is fairly diverse, covering a wide variety of skin colors, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Longtime fans will surely be excited by the novel’s final moments. A bombastic, engaging start to a sequel series full of potential.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Grant’s modern take on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde narrative ratchets up the gore and action, and features a diverse cast of characters...[An] evocative, intricately plotted companion series that delves into similar issues of bioethics and gray areas of morality.” — Booklist
Praise for GONE: ”This intense, marvelously plotted, paced, and characterized story will immediately garner comparisons to Lord of the Flies or even the long-playing world shifts of Stephen King, with just a dash of X-Men for good measure.” — Booklist (starred review)
Praise for HUNGER: “The tension starts in the first chapter and does not let up until the end The story is prgressing with smart plot twists, both in actions and emotions.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
Praise for LIES: “Disturbing, brilliantly plotted, and boasting a balanced mix of action and scheming.” — Booklist
Praise for PLAGUE: “Grant’s science fantasy thrillers continue to be the very definition of a page-turner.” — Booklist
Praise for FEAR: “Fans can count on more excellent storytelling, multidimensional characters who continue to develop in unexpected ways, and some mighty fine eye-popping moments.” — Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)
Praise for LIGHT: “As a series finale, this book is more than satisfying-it is epic.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) (starred review)