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Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

A page-turning mystery exploring faith and science from the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name.

“It Devours! is different from other mystery novels. It is as captivating and light as any mystery novel can be but explores one of the most complex issues: the conflict between science and reason on the one hand and, on the other hand, religion and cult.”— Washington Book Review

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night Vale. Working for Carlos, the town’s top scientist, she relies on fact and logic as her guiding principles. But all of that is put into question when Carlos gives her a special assignment investigating a mysterious rumbling in the desert wasteland outside of town. This investigation leads her to the Joyous Congregation of the Smiling God, and to Darryl, one of its most committed members. Caught between her beliefs in the ultimate power of science and her growing attraction to Darryl, she begins to suspect the Congregation is planning a ritual that could threaten the lives of everyone in town. Nilanjana and Darryl must search for common ground between their very different world views as they are faced with the Congregation’s darkest and most terrible secret.

A page-turning mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God, It Devours! will entertain both fans of Welcome to Night Vale and those discovering its extraordinary world for the first time.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 17
Harper Perennial

Customer Reviews

Yana Danielle ,

Joyfully, I(t) Devours(ed this book)!

I loved this! As a faithful listener and supporter of Night Vale Presents, as soon as I got the funds for it, I preordered the book! It is wonderfully written and in a style similar to mine, and you don’t need to know anything about the podcast in order to read this. That being said, I had a little bit of an issue in placing the setting in terms of time in the book, considering how I’m caught up. Time is weird in Night Vale and the story is wonderful, so of course that wasn’t going to stop me from reading it!

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