The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel

by Stephenson, Neal (Author), Galland, Nicole (Author)

ISBN: 9780062409157

When Melisande Stokes, an expert in linguistics and languages, accidently meets military intelligence operator Tristan Lyons in a hallway at Harvard University, it is the beginning of a chain of events that will alter their lives and human history itself. The young man from a shadowy government entity approaches Mel, a low-level faculty member, with an incredible offer. The only condition: she must sign a nondisclosure agreement in return for the rather large sum of money.

Tristan needs Mel to translate some very old documents, which, if authentic, are earth-shattering. They prove that magic actually existed and was practiced for centuries. But the arrival of the scientific revolution and the Age of Enlightenment weakened its power and endangered its practitioners. Magic stopped working altogether in 1851, at the time of the Great Exhibition at London's Crystal Palace-the world's fair celebrating the rise of industrial technology and commerce. Something about the modern world jams the frequencies used by magic, and it's up to Tristan to find out why.

Format: Paperback, 768 pages

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks, April 2018

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.3 W × 1.2 H

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