Truth of the Divine

Truth of the Divine

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Truth of the Divine is the latest alternate-history first-contact novel in the Noumena series from the instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times bestselling author Lindsay Ellis.


The human race is at a crossroads; we know that we are not alone, but details about the alien presence on Earth are still being withheld from the public. As the political climate grows more unstable, the world is forced to consider the ramifications of granting human rights to nonhuman persons. How do you define “person” in the first place?

Cora Sabino not only serves as the full-time communication intermediary between the alien entity Ampersand and his government chaperones but also shares a mysterious bond with him that is both painful and intimate in ways neither of them could have anticipated. Despite this, Ampersand is still keen on keeping secrets, even from Cora, which backfires on them both when investigative journalist Kaveh Mazandarani, a close colleague of Cora’s unscrupulous estranged father, witnesses far more of Ampersand’s machinations than anyone was meant to see.

Since Cora has no choice but to trust Kaveh, the two must work together to prove to a fearful world that intelligent, conscious beings should be considered persons, no matter how horrifying, powerful, or malicious they may seem. Making this case is hard enough when the public doesn’t know what it’s dealing with—and it will only become harder when a mysterious flash illuminates the sky, marking the arrival of an agent of chaos that will light an already-unstable world on fire.

With a voice completely her own and more than a million YouTube subscribers, Lindsay Ellis deepens her realistic exploration of the reality of a planet faced with the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence, probing the essential questions of humanity and decency, and the boundaries of the human mind.

While asking the question of what constitutes a “person,” Ellis also examines what makes a monster.

Title:Truth of the Divine
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250274540
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    Truth of the Divine Reviews

  • Bee

    Excellent novel! Really slick writing, even better than the first, though with the same delightful 2000's nostalgia. I really wasn't expecting Cora and Ampersand to have kids so soon, but I mean, why ...

  • Basti Wulff

    I want to very calmly and respectfully ask for this book toCOME OUT IMMEDIATELY WHERE IS IT I NEED IT NOW HOW DARE THE UNIVERSE NOT HAVING IT READY TO BUY AND DEVOUR YET THE DISRESPECTAnyway. I am ver...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Noumena - (Noo-meh-na) Noumena are posited objects or events that exist independently of human sense and/or perception.Obviously, I a very excited for this sequel| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | Linke...

  • Laurie

    I'm very careful about requesting Advance Reader's Copy books. I try and request only those I am pretty sure I'll like based on previous knowledge of an author or the marketing copy provided. I though...

  • Justine

    A very good sequel to Axiom's End. I think I actually preferred this to the first book, but...there were some things that I found a bit troubling.Cora's story and her involvement with the aliens and v...

  • Dave

    Truth of the Divine, the sequel to Axiom’s End, continuing the story of first contact with extra-terrestrials and a reminder that not all such Meet-ups are cutesy E.T. Stories. Moreover, these two b...

  • Sophia

    Obviously this book has not yet been released and won't be for another year. TBH I haven't even read the first one yet.I just saw that some people had rated it 1 star without there being any possible ...

  • Lata

    This instalment is tragic, and shows the evolution and the cost of the relationships Cora has with Ampersand, and the relationship the ROSA group has with the aliens dubbed the Amygdalines.The book be...

  • Ruru M.

    Just finished reading this and damn. Wow. Ok. Spoilers ahead!This was so heavy, I definitely recommend people reading the content warning in the begining of the book.Anyway I cant do sentences, heres ...

  • Jaimie Dodd

    UPDATE: Having read the book (thanks St. Martin's) I can say, with utmost humility, that I hate it when I'm right.First book was so formulaic to the point it ripped off other, better, stories. Second ...