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About Leonora Meriel
Leonora Meriel is the author of The Unity Game (published May 2017, Granite Cloud) called an “ambitious and thought-provoking novel” by Kirkus Reviews. Her debut novel The Woman Behind the Waterfall (October 2016) was hailed as “strange and beautiful” by writer Esther Freud, “a literary work of art” by Richmond Magazine and “an intoxicating world” by Kirkus Reviews. She is one of a select group of independent authors chosen by Waterstones – the leading bookshop chain in the UK - to be stocked nationwide.
Leonora grew up in London but has lived in New York, Kyiv and Barcelona. She worked in business and then as an entrepreneur, before turning to writing full-time. Read her full biography at www.leonorameriel.com
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Magic and transformation in the beauty of a Ukrainian village
For seven-year-old Angela, happiness is exploring the verdant countryside around her home in western Ukraine.
Her imagination carries her into the spirits of passing birds, into the breath of the wind, into the leaves of her springtime garden.
Everything changes when, one morning, she spies her mother crying. As she tries to find out what lies behind the sadness, she is drawn on an extraordinary journey into the secrets of her family, and her parent’s fateful choices.
Can Angela lead her mother back to happiness before her innocence is destroyed by the shadows of a dark past?
Beautiful, poetic and richly sensory, this is a tale that will haunt and lift its readers.
"A strange and beautiful novel" - Esther Freud, author of Mr Mac and Me, Hideous Kinky, Peeless Flats
"Readers looking for a classic tale of love and loss will be rewarded with an intoxicating world" - Kirkus Reviews
"Rich and poetic in detail, it is an often dreamy, oneiric narrative rooted in an exaltation of nature... A lovely novel" - IndieReader
"A literary work of art" – Richmond Magazine
What if the Earth you knew was just the beginning?
A New York banker is descending into madness.
A being from an advanced civilization is racing to stay alive.
A dead man must reveal the secrets of a new dimension to save his loved ones.
Can these characters see through the game to the ultimate reality, and transform everything they have ever known, before life on Earth plummets into a hellish nightmare?
From the visions of Socrates in ancient Athens, to the birth of free will aboard a spaceship headed to Earth, The Unity Game tells a story of wonder and discovery in a universe more ingenious and surprising than you ever thought possible.
A “mind-bending sci-fi saga that stretches across time and space!” - Bookbub
“A complex, ambitious, and thought-provoking novel” - Kirkus Reviews
With this metaphysical thriller, author Leonora Meriel “leaves you questioning everything you know” - Goodreads reviewer