An exquisitely written, spellbinding debut about the call of adventure, love against the odds, and the power of stories to open doors to other worlds
'A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting' Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice
Every Story Opens a Door
In a house filled with exotic treasures, January Scaller feels all too similar to the artefacts that decorate the shelves: a treasured object, carefully maintained yet utterly out of place. Largely ignored by her guardian, she spends her days reading about all the far-flung places she can only dream of visiting.
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 impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story that might just be the key to unlocking the secrets of her past.
About the Author
Alix E. Harrow is a part-time historian with a full-time desk job, a lot of opinions and excessive library fines. Her short fiction has appeared in Shimmer, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, Apex and other venues. She and her husband live in Kentucky under the cheerful tyranny of their kids and pets.
A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchantingA 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
With a masterful voice and a spellbinding story
, The Ten Thousand Doors of January
is a deeply satisfying pleasure to read, and lingers in your heart afterward. I loved it!
A tantalizing quest through strange and beautiful places and a love story that spans time, worlds and magic. I couldn't put it down
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 10th September 2019
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.4 x 23.4
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1