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The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Alix E. Harrow

5 Reviews

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Fantasy

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.

'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' Kat Howard, author of AN UNKINDNESS OF MAGICIANS

'A tantalizing quest through strange and beautiful places and a love story that spans time, worlds and magic. I couldn't put it down' Peng Shepherd, author of THE BOOK OF M

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Praise for The Ten Thousand Doors of January

  • A gorgeous, aching love letter to stories, storytellers and the doors they lead us through . . . absolutely enchanting

  • 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

  • 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

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Alix E. Harrow

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.

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