A clever and critical perspective on current affairs and civil rights, wrapped up in urban fantasy, thriller, alternative history and rom-com.
The Heart of the Circle has been highly acclaimed by Israeli readers, and is destined for greatness on the international stage.
Keren is a three time winner of the Geffen Award (the Israeli Hugo) for her short stories and collections.
“Everything about The Heart of the Circle is fresh and bright and joyful, even the hard parts. It’s beautifully, artistically, artfully written, and it’s entirely worth your time.”
– Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of October Daye and InCryptid
“The best speculative fiction pushes the boundaries of real life to make a point; Landsman’s novel in which the members of a group are persecuted—and killed—for their differences as they are blamed for others’ problems does just that in a masterful show of skill and understanding of the possibilities of the genre.”
“A fascinating and original urban fantasy… Landsman demonstrates virtuoso writing ability, building a fascinating plot, an impressive combination of sources of inspiration and rare emotional depth.”
– Israel Hayom
“An important step forward for the Israeli genre scene, and in its portrait of young people struggling with both their outsized emotions and an unjust situation, it delivers a powerful, engrossing story.”
– Abigail Nussbaum, author of Asking the Wrong Questions
“Keren Landesman did not write a good book, she wrote an excellent book.”
“Oh wow. Wow, this book. How am I supposed to write anything now?”
- N.S. Dolkart, author of the GODSERFS trilogy
“A bold new voice in Israeli fantasy…an enchanting debut.”
– Lavie Tidhar, World Fantasy Award winning author of Osama and Central Station
“Landsman’s novel is exceptionally paced and full of intriguing characters and concepts”
– Grimdark Magazine
“unusual and compelling English-language debut.”
– B&N Sci Fi & Fantasy Blog
“Themes of oppression, acceptance, and betrayal are explored in this gripping sf thriller.”
– Library Journal
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