The Catalyst: The Wars of Angels Book One (War of Angels) (Hardcover)

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A book about family, trust, and adventure, The Catalyst has a complex, thought provoking story line. The main character, Rose Elmsworth, is a strong female character that shows the risks people are willing to take in order to save the ones they love, and represents the fight between the good and evil within. This is a must read for anyone looking for an action packed series with a strong female lead. 

— Katie, TC Teen Advisory Board


In a thrilling debut by sixteen-year-old Helena Coggan, a girl with a terrible secret is tested to her limits as her fractured world teeters on the brink of war.

Eighteen years ago, a dimensional break ripped open the sky, drawing humans into an ancient conflict. Otherworldly souls rained down and fused with those of people, dividing the population into the green-eyed, magical Gifted and the dark-eyed, nonmagical Ashkind. A devastating war followed, and the Gifted have managed a fragile peace ever since, largely through a brutal law enforcement organization known as the Department. Fifteen-year-old Rose's father, David, has a leading role in the Department. Rose and David are Gifted, but they are also something else -- something terrible. Their lives depend on keeping it secret. But when a mysterious murder threatens to tear Rose's world apart, forcing long-buried secrets into the open, her loyalties are put to the test. How much does Rose really know about her father's past? How far is the Department willing to go to maintain order? And, when the time comes, who will Rose choose to protect?

About the Author

Helena Coggan wrote the first draft of The Catalyst when she was thirteen, and it has already been published in the U.K. to great acclaim. She has wanted to write stories since she was six, and before that, she wanted to live in one. She lives with her family in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763689728
ISBN-10: 0763689726
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 11th, 2016
Pages: 432
Language: English
Series: War of Angels