Helen MacDonald & Sin Blaché discuss ‘The Prophet’
27th June 2024, 11am
At Colchester Arts Centre


Sin Blaché and Helen MacDonald discuss THE PROPHET
Red Lion Books daytime book club (in association with Appetite Book Club and Essex Book Festival)
Venue: Colchester Art Centre
£14.99 includes entry to the event and a copy of The Prophet which can be collected from Red Lion Books. If you would like your book posted we will ask for an additional £3.  Please email to arrange this

Audience questions are encouraged.  We therefore recommend you read THE PROPHET prior to this event. The Prophet paperback will be available at Red Lion Books prior to the official publication date.


EVENT: 11am, last Thursday of June


Your happiest memory is their deadliest weapon ­– the must-read sci-fi thriller of summer 2024.

This is Prophet. It knows when you were happiest. It gives life to your fondest memories and uses them to destroy you…An all-American diner appears overnight in a remote British field. And the deaths quickly follow. A weapon like no other – Prophet -is targeting innocent people. But nobody knows who created it, or why. Sunil Rao seems a surprising choice of investigator. Chaotic and unpredictable, the former agent is the antithesis of his partner Lieutenant Colonel Adam Rubenstein, the model of a military man. But Sunil has the unique ability to distinguish truth from lies: in objects, words and people, in the past and in real time. And Adam is the only one who truly knows him, after a troubled past together. Now, as they battle this strange new reality, they are drawn closer than ever to defend what they both hold most dear.

Prophet can weaponise the past. But only love will protect the future.


‘A fast-paced techno thriller… High-octane… The novel is immense fun, a work of exceptional storytelling skill and stylistic panache’ Guardian

Helen Macdonald is a writer, poet, naturalist and historian of science. Their books include H is forHawk, which won many prizes including the Costa Book of the Year and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, and the Sunday Times bestselling Vesper Flights. They live in Suffolk with  heir two parrots.
Sin Blaché is an author and musician. They have been writing horror and sci-fi stories all their life. Prophet is their first novel. Born in California, they live in the Northwest of Ireland and can be found obsessing over obscure folk instruments, being an ambivalent saviour to feral cats, and playing too many video games.


Pic of Helen: Credit: Tom Oliver Lucas

Pic of Sin: Credit: Stevie Toye



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