VICIOUS is the story of two college students aiming to prove humans with supernatural abilities exist, and in doing so, gain Extraordinary powers themselves. Following a series of unfortunate events, the pair transition from close roommates to lifelong, bitter archnemeses. Schwab's haunting portrayal of Eli and Victor's vile, obsessive relationship leaves one gutted with every turn of a page - and, eventually, the reader comes to realise, this isn't a conflict between Good and Bad, but one between Bad and Worse.
Ten years after a thesis experiment designed to tap a human's supernatural abilities goes terribly wrong, Victor breaks out of prison and resolves to track down his former roommate, Eli, who is accompanied by a girl with astonishing abilities and who resolves to eradicate the world's super-powered people. A first adult novel by the author of The Archived.