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Last canto of the dead, Daniel José Older

Last canto of the dead, Daniel José Older
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Intended audience
Ages 12-18, HyperionGrades 7-9, Hyperion
Literary Form
Main title
Last canto of the dead
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Responsibility statement
Daniel José Older
Series statement
An outlaw saints novel, book 2
Simultaneous battles rage in the Caribbean and Brooklyn as sixteen-year-olds Mateo and Chela, two gods-turned-teenagers, try to get to the bottom of what is keeping them apartHealer. Destroyer. Creator. Mateo Matisse and Chela Hidalgo are not just two teenagers in love--they're powerful gods in human form. Powerful enough to have saved their Brooklyn diaspora community from the wrath of an ancient enemy and to have raised their once-sunken native island of San Madrigal from the sea. But soon they discover that their problems are far from over. On the shores of San Madrigal, two creature armies are battling for survival. And on the streets of Brooklyn, a once tight-knit community is divided, with two sides at each other's throats. But worst of all, a heartbreaking prophecy rips these two young lovers apart, sending Mateo back to the city, where cops are now patrolling the streets, and keeping Chela tethered to the island, where chaos and death lurk around every corner. Healer. Destroyer. Creator. As gods, their powers know no limits. But as teenagers--separated, desperate, grieving--what will become of them? And what will become of their people?
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