"I went inside the [Books-A-Million] store, walked around picturing what the place might look like in a post-apocalyptic world. Pretty quickly, I knew my characters were going to spend the night in the abandoned bookstore - and it wound up being one of my favorite scenes." - David Arnold
New York Times bestseller David Arnold's most ambitious novel to date; Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in a genre-smashing story of survival, hope, and love amid a ravaged earth.
When a deadly Fly Flu sweeps the globe, it leaves a shell of the world that once was. Among the survivors are eighteen-year-old Nico and her dog, on a voyage devised by Nico's father to find a mythical portal; a young artist named Kit, raised in an old abandoned cinema; and the enigmatic Deliverer, who lives Life after Life in an attempt to put the world back together. As swarms of infected Flies roam the earth, these few survivors navigate the woods of post-apocalyptic New England, meeting others along the way, each on their own quest to find life and love in a world gone dark. The Electric Kingdom is a sweeping exploration of art, storytelling, eternal life, and above all, a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.
- ISBN-13: 9780593202227
- ISBN-10: 0593202228
- Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: February 2021
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
- Page Count: 432
- Reading Level: Ages 12-17