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All That Lives Must Die

All That Lives Must Die

Book Two of the Mortal Coils Series

The Mortal Coils Series (Volume 2)

Eric Nylund

Tor Books


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Eliot and Fiona Post are twins caught up in an epic custody battle between their mother's and father's families. Their mother is the immortal goddess Atropos, the eldest Fate, and their father is Lucifer, Lord of the infernals, a diabolical fallen angel. The families have put them through rigorous, life-threatening challenges, and together they've risen to combat them in amazing ways. But now they are facing the greatest trial of all—high school.

Paxington Unviersity is no normal high school—it's a place where gods and goddesses, warriors and socerers learn to harness their power, where a debate in class can end in a duel, and your classmates aren't simply friends or enemies, but allies in battle or threats to your life. To flunk is to die--only the toughest graduate. As Fiona and Eliot struggle to keep up their grades by surviving the rigorous training, both families are watching.

High school is bad enough, but imagine being caught in the midst of an immortal/infernal war...


Praise for All That Lives Must Die

“Nylund has hit his stride, piling on the plot developments, but never losing sight of the standout characterizations that made the first book memorable.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“All That Lives Must Die is a tour de force that's guaranteed to solidify Eric Nylund's standing as one of today's top authors of Urban Fantasy. I can't wait to read the next novel in the series.” —BSCKids

“ ...a masterful work detailing dozens of stories and myths into one seamlessly well written novel.” —Whatchamacallit Reviews

Mortal Coils is a young adult urban fantasy … a wonderful entry into this genre… A truly fast-paced thrill ride that is both rich in story-telling and intellectually fun to play with.” —

“A brilliant blend of urban fantasy, fantastic atmosphere, and ancient mythology.” —BSC on Mortal Coils

“A hair-raising tale… finely crafted characterizations.” —Booklist on Mortal Coils

“A genuinely engaging series opener that should appeal to a wide variety of readers, from urban fantasy lovers to fans of myth-based fiction.” —Library Journal on Mortal Coils

“A sparkling and complicated story filled with dangerous, intriguing events and characters.” —Publishers Weekly

In the Press

Following the events of 2009's Mortal Coils, 15-year-old twins Fiona and Eliot Post - Publishers Weekly

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Eric Nylund

Eric Nylund is the author of the epic fantasy series that began with Mortal Coils and continues in All That Lives Must Die. He is also the author of several books in the bestselling Halo series--Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, and Halo: Ghosts of Onyxand--and The Resistors series for middle grade readers. Nylund earned degrees in chemistry at U.C. Santa Barbara and U.C. San Diego before leaving his Ph.D. program to become a writer. Besides writing his novels, he is the Director of Narrative Design at Microsoft Game Studios. He lives near Seattle on a rain-drenched mountain with his wife, Syne Mitchell, and their son.

Eric Nylund

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