Lex Trent Versus the Gods
by Alex Bell
Headline Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780755355181
Date: 04 February 2010 List Price £6.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
A fabulous YA adventure by Alex Bell, a Gollancz author who is forging ahead with a parallel career in this ever expanding cross over market. I was impressed by the confident tone of her Gollancz début, The Ninth Circle, back in 2008 and the buzz on the internet would suggest that Lex Trent Versus The Gods will have a similarly impressive impact. A trade paperback from Headline.
"Law student Lex Trent's world is inhabited by fearsome magicians, ageing crones and a menagerie of Gods and Goddesses. And while Lex is seemingly dedicated to his legal studies he's always enjoyed a challenge – which is why he leads a double life as the notorious cat burglar 'The Shadowman' who has been (luckily) evading capture for years.
But Lex's luck is about to run out because the Goddess of Fortune has selected him to be her player in the highly dangerous Games. Losing is not an option for Lex (particularly as it so often involves dying) but can he really win each of the perilous rounds? Given that the reward for doing so is money, fame and glory – all things that Lex is quite keen on – he's going to do whatever it takes to make sure he will... and he's certainly got good experience of cheating."