Idols (Icons)

By Margaret Stohl

The Icons got here from the sky. They belong to an inhuman enemy. They ended our civilization, and so they can kill us.

Most folks.

Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas are the 4 Icon little ones, the one people resistant to the Icon's energy to forestall a human middle. Now that l. a. has been kept, issues are extra complicated--and not only simply because Dol has to select from Lucas and Ro, the 2 nice loves of her existence. As she flees to a resistance outpost hidden underneath a mountain, Dol makes touch with a 5th Icon baby, if in basic terms via her visions. whilst Dol and the others get away to Southeast Asia looking for this lacking baby, Dol's desires, emotions and fears collide in an epic showdown that would swap greater than simply 4 lives--and cease one middle forever.

In this riveting sequel to Icons, filled with nonstop motion and compelling romance, bestselling writer Margaret Stohl explores what it potential to be human and the way our best weak spot should be humanity's most powerful likelihood at survival.

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