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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Alix E. Harrow

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Orbit Books
12 May 2020
Fantasy; Myth & legend told as fiction; Historical fiction; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Magic; Parallel Worlds; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Magic Paranormal
'A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting' Christina Henry, bestselling author of ALICE ACCORDING TO JANUARY SCALLER, THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO RUN AWAY FROM YOUR OWN STORY, AND THAT'S TO SNEAK INTO SOMEONE ELSE'S . . .

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr Locke, she feels little different from the artefacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored and utterly out of place.

But her quiet existence is shattered when she stumbles across a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page reveals more impossible truths about the world, and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own.

'One of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read' Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author 'A gorgeously written story of love and longing, of what it means to lose your place in the world and then have the courage to find it again' Kat Howard, author of AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS 'Devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories and the realm-cracking power of words' Melissa Albert, author of THE HAZEL WOOD 'THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY healed hurts I didn't even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up, and everything we fight to keep along the way' Amal El-Mohtar, Hugo Award-winning author
By:   Alix E. Harrow
Imprint:   Orbit Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 124mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9780356512464
ISBN 10:   0356512460
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   12 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alix E. Harrow is an ex-historian with lots of opinions and excessive library fines, currently living in Kentucky with her husband and their semi-feral children. Her short fiction has been nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. The Ten Thousand Doors of January is her debut novel. Find her on Twitter at @AlixEHarrow.

Reviews for The Ten Thousand Doors of January

A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting Devastatingly good, a sharp, delicate nested tale of worlds within worlds, stories within stories and the realm-cracking power of words A gorgeously written story of love and longing, of what it means to lose your place in the world, and then have the courage to find it again. This book is a door I'm glad to have opened Many worlds, vanishing doors, mind-cracking magic: I clung to each page, searching for answers. This is one of the most unique works of fiction I've ever read The Ten Thousand Doors of January healed hurts I didn't even know I had. An unbearably beautiful story about growing up, and everything we fight to keep along the way A love letter to imagination, adventure, the written word and the power of many kinds of love A tantalizing quest through strange and beautiful places and a love story that spans time, worlds and magic. I couldn't put it down


  • Short-listed for The Kitschies Golden Tentacle 2020 (UK)

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