The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Shortlisted for the Hugo Award for Best Novel. '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