The Scholar and the Last Faerie Door

The Scholar and the Last Faerie Door

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Publisher's Synopsis

'By turns wondrous, haunting and mysterious, The Scholar and the Last Faerie Door . . . is historical fantasy at its finest" Olivia Atwater, author of Half a Soul

All they needed to break the world was a door, and someone to open it.


Camford, 1920. Gilded and glittering, England's secret magical academy is no place for Clover, a commoner with neither connections nor magical blood. She tells herself she has fought her way there only to find a cure for her brother Matthew, one of the few survivors of a faerie attack on the battlefields of WWI which left the doors to faerie country sealed, the study of its magic banned, and its victims cursed.

But when Clover catches the eye of golden boy Alden Lennox-Fontaine and his friends, doors that were previously closed to her are flung wide open, and she soon finds herself enmeshed in the seductive world of the country's magical aristocrats. The summer she spends in Alden's orbit leaves a fateful mark: months of joyous friendship and mutual study come crashing down when experiments go awry, and old secrets are unearthed.

Years later, when the faerie seals break, Clover knows it's because of what they did. And she knows that she must seek the help of people she once called friends-and now doesn't quite know what to call-if there's any hope of saving the world as they know it.

Praise for H. G. Parry:

'Parry knocks it out of the park . . . Just plain wonderful' Kirkus

'A pure delight' Alix E. Harrow

'[A] delectable debut novel' Locus

'Funny, charming, clever and heartfelt'
Tasha Suri

About the Publisher

Orbit

Orbit

Orbit is the place to go for outstanding Science Fiction and Fantasy. With a fantastic range of international bestsellers, including Jim Butcher, Trudi Canavan and Brent Weeks, and exciting new talent such as Ann Leckie, James S. A. Corey M. R. Carey and Claire North, Orbit is one of the most dynamic and successful imprints in the field. With a dedicated team sharing a passion for speculative fiction, Orbit is committed to broadening the audience for SF and Fantasy. Science Fiction and Fantasy is becoming increasingly popular within mainstream readership and Orbit is at the forefront of the action, staff in hand.

Book information

ISBN: 9780356520322
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Orbit
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 464
Weight: -1g
Height: 198mm
Width: 126mm
Spine width: 22mm