In this stunning debut by actor and screenwriter Ryan O’Nan (Skins, Marvel’s Legion, Queen of the South), time itself can be wound back like a clock. The power of Winding can fix mistakes and prevent disasters. Or, in the wrong hands, it can be used as a weapon against the world…

Juniper Trask is a prodigy, raised under the Council’s strict Code, which allows Winders to exist in secret among average humans. After the shocking murder of her mentor, she is chosen to take his seat on the Council. But as Juniper settles into her new role, cracks of dissension are forming around her, and she uncovers the dark truth behind their power. Juniper has just become a pawn in a game no one knows is being played, and as she begins to question the Code for the first time, her life spirals into a world of danger.

Charlie Ryan always knew he was different, ever since he saved his mother from a horrible car wreck that no one but him remembers. After meeting a mysterious man who claims he has the same ability, Charlie leaves home to chase him for answers. But the world Charlie’s stepped into is more dangerous than he could have imagined. Charlie’s powers are special, and there are those who would kill to get their hands on him.

Now, Juniper and Charlie need each other if they are going to survive the future—no matter which future that may be…


"With plenty of action, super-powered hijinks, and intrigue, this fast-paced novel is memorable and unpredictable. I thoroughly enjoyed this surprising read."

Sci Fi

"Clever, kinetic, and personal, O'Nan's prose will keep your bedside lamp burning till the wee hours."

Pierce Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"With fast-paced action and intricate plotting, WINDERS is a Tenet meets The Matrix thrill ride that I could not put down. O'Nan is a rare talent, transitioning seamlessly from script to prose with vibrant characters, addictive world-building, and a story that leaps off the page and onto the screen."

Gretchen McNeil, author of Ten, #murdertrending, and Get Even

"Someone has finally written a novel about how to make the world fairer. Ryan O’Nan has written a book about how to rewrite Time, and save the people we care about. And of course, there’s a price to be paid. The question then becomes: how far would you go, before the powers that really be turn up to lay down the law. WINDERS is a fast, fun, and intricately-plotted story about fate, second chances, and the risks we have to take to have a life worth having."

Simon R. Green, New York Times bestselling author

"Calling WINDERS an exceptional debut would be doing it a disservice. It’s more than that; it’s an excellent book, with crisp, vivid prose that jumps off the page."

Michael Mammay, national bestselling author of Colonyside

“An exciting debut from O’Nan: fast-paced action and dangerous conspiracies that will leave you impatient for book two.”

Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

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