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Katya’s War

“It’s a highly effective, thought-provoking novel, and it left me looking forward to the next volume.”
Philip Reeve, author of the Predator Cities series

The people of Russalka turn upon one another in civil war. As the young civilisation weakens, its vitality fuelling the opposing armies at the cost of all else, Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last.

The Russalka Chronicles, Book 2

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The battle lines have been drawn and the people of Russalka turn upon one another in a ruthless and unwavering civil war.

Katya Kuriakova knows it cannot last. Both sides are exhausted – it can only be a matter of days or weeks before they finally call a truce and negotiate. But the days and weeks pass, the death toll mounts, and still the enemies will not talk.

Then a figure from the tainted past returns to make her an offer she cannot refuse – a plan to end the war. But to do it she will have to turn her back on everything she has believed in, everything she has ever fought for, to make sacrifices greater even than laying down her own life. To save Russalka, she must become its greatest enemy.


Series Russalka Chronicles

Katya’s War


Jonathan L Howard

Publication date

05 Nov 2013

Cover Art Lee Gibbons

27th October 2013 |  9781908844200 |  Epub & Mobi | RRP £5.49 / US$6.99

US Print

5th November 2013 |  9781908844194 |  Massmarket Paperback | RRP US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

UK Print

7th November 2013 |  9781908844187 |  Paperback | RRP £8.99

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“A really well imagined world, detailed and utterly believable, great mix of technical detail and breathless action.”
Charlie Higson, author of the Young Bond series and the Enemy series

“Imagine The Hunt for Red October meets Retribution Falls. Rich in the character department and packed full of underwater wonders from prow to stern, Katya’s World is exactly as enjoyable as all that.”
– Niall Alexander, Tor.com

Jonathan L Howard is a game designer and BAFTA nominated scriptwriter of some twenty years experience. He's been a novelist since 2009, débuting with the darkly humorous Johannes Cabal the Necromancer. Since then the sequels Johannes Cabal the Detective (2010), Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute (2011), and The Brothers Cabal (2014) have also seen print. The new Cabal novel The Fall of the House of Cabal is set for publication in late 2016. The first novel of his Russalka Chronicles trilogy, Katya's World, a YA science fiction story that takes place on the dangerous and unforgiving ocean-covered world of Russalka, was published in 2012, the first sequel, Katya's War, following in 2013. 2014 saw the beginning of the Goon Squad project, an ongoing story of mismatched superheroes, published in episodes. His new series of modern horror novels began with Carter & Lovecraft, published in 2015. The sequel is due out in 2017. Jonathan L Howard lives with his family in the English West Country.

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