An eleven-year girl named Rose is riding her bike in the woods near her home in Deadwood, USA, when the ground disappears beneath her feet. When she comes to, she finds herself in a deep pit, lying in the palm of a giant metallic hand. Seventeen years later, Dr Rose Franklyn is leading a top-secret scientific investigation into the strange artefact she unwittingly discovered all those years ago. It is clear to Rose and her team that the hand is not only ancient but also not of this world. A search begins for the rest of this vast creation. What they find defies their imaginations: it is perhaps the greatest mystery humanity has ever faced. But even more terrifying is the power it begins to unleash ...
Sylvain Neuvel was born in Quebec and dropped out of school when he was fifteen. Since then he has sold ice cream in California, peddled furniture across Canada, and taught Linguistics in India. He has also worked as a software engineer, journalist, certified translator and received a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago. He is an amateur robotics enthusiast and life-long fan of all things science fiction. Sleeping Giants, his debut novel and first in the Themis Files series, was published in 2016. Waking Gods is his second novel. @Neuvel Neuvel.net TheThemisFiles.com