Why this book?
Most people I know have already read the classics of portal fantasy—The Chronicles of Narnia, Alice in Wonderland, Tunnel in the Sky, John Carter of Mars.
But few have read the new breed of portal fantasy novelists—and let me tell, they are phenomenal.
Starting with this story by Alix E. Harrow which so skillfully takes characters from the same time period as the classics—the early- to mid-1900s—and masterfully weaves them into adventures that take readers in a new direction.
The Ten Thousand Doors of January has everything you love about The Chronicles of Narnia. A troubled young child—in this case adopted by a rich aristocrat—a cruel villain, and noble animals in great danger…
And, of course, a doorway to another world.
Ten thousand of them!
Harrow’s worlds aren’t covered in ice, but are full of sun and sailing and distant treasures. The wind on your face. A salty breeze.
This is a story about family, lost and found; about books and stories; about love and adventure.
A lyrical, richly layered novel you can get lost it. I highly recommend it.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
"A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers, and the doors they lead us through...absolutely enchanting."—Christina Henry, bestselling author of Alice and Lost Boys
LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! Finalist for the 2020 Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and World Fantasy Awards.
In the early 1900s, a young woman embarks on a fantastical journey of self-discovery after finding a mysterious book in this captivating and lyrical debut.
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 artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely…